Paco Sandejas, Phd
Paco is the Managing Partner of Narra Venture Capital (www.NarraVC.com). He was formerly a Vice-President of H&Q Asia Pacific, where he helped managed $1.6 billion of private equity and venture funds). Past investments were Transmedia / Cisco, SiRF, and Headstrong.
During his stint as Vice-President of H&Q Asia Pacific, Paco was directly responsible for profitable returns on US$30 million of venture investments in the fields of communications, semiconductors, and internet infrastructure. He was a member or observer on the boards of various US and Philippine HQAP companies. Paco was also responsible for Product Marketing and Management for Applied Komatsu Technology's Etch Product Division.
Paco completed his Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and completed his Bachelor's of Science Degree in Applied Physics from the University of the Philippines in Diliman. At Stanford, Paco co-invented with Professors David Bloom and Olav Solagaard the world's first Grating Light Valves, a silicon MEMS spatial light modulator.
Paco is an active consultant with the Philippine Government and engineers to increase the economic contribution of IT companies to national growth. He is a co-founder of the Brain Gain Network, a web platform connecting the Filipino diaspora, making their ideas into realities to help spur the Philippines' growth technologically and economically.