Sandra Sainz Private Investments Managing Director

Sandra leads Sonen’s private investment strategies. She has more than 25 years of financial industry experience, primarily as a banker and investor in the VC space. Before joining Sonen Capital, she was Director of Investments for Promotora Social Mexico, a pioneer impact investor in Mexico and the Founder and Managing Partner at Cantera Capital, a venture capital fund with a focus on tech-based start-ups for the health, education and food industries. Prior to Cantera, Sandra was Managing Partner of the SV LATAM Fund, an innovation investment fund that invested in Mexico and the US. Before entering the VC world, Sandra held different positions in the financial sector, including working as a credit ratings analyst at S&P, in investment banking at JP Morgan, and in equity and debt structuring at the IFC (private arm of the World Bank), where she was the Sector Leader for Health and Education for Mexico and Central America.


Sandra also has experience as a board member of companies in portfolios she managed, is a business mentor for early-stage founders in her networks, and a member of the select group “Top Women Investing in Latin American Tech” of the Latin American Venture Capital Association. Sandra holds multiple degrees, including a Bachelor Degree in Public Accounting from the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico, and an Executive MBA jointly issued by The University of Texas at Austin and the Tecnologico de Monterrey.