Sandejas, Francisco “Paco”

Paco Sandejas, Ph.D. 
Managing FounderNarra Ventures & Xepto Computing

“Stanford PhD Inventor -> Entrepreneur  -> Venture Catalyst  -> PHILDEV Mentor”

Paco Sandejas is Managing Founder at Narra Ventures, a boutique venture investment and advising group that has invested in over 30 high-technology companies, with some notable companies being Inphi (NYSE: IPHI), SiRF (now CSR), Quintic (NASDAQ: NXPI), Calypto (NASDAQ: MENT) and Sandbridge.

He is also the Founder and CEO of Xepto Computing a system developer and integrator of the most innovative cloud-based thin client system solution that enhances education in the schools of the developing world. 

Paco also serves on the board of UnionBank of the Philippines, SunLife of Canada (Philippines), and Stratpoint Technologies. 

At Stanford where he completed his Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering, he co-invented the Grating Light Valve (GLV), one of Stanford’s top patent money-makers. He was the first summa cum laude of the University of the Philippines-Diliman’s Applied Physics program and was awarded Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines in 1989. 

An active trustee of the Philippine Development Foundation and co-founder of the Brain Gain Network (, Paco advices various agencies of the Philippine Government, De La Salle University and the University of the Philippines. He has worked at H&Q Asia Pacific, Applied Materials and Siliscape