Francis Simisim

I’m an Entrepreneur, Technology Enthusiast, and always on the lookout on how I can change the world in my own little ways. My love for technology business started during my university years in the UK, which allowed me to attend major technology events in Europe.


Coming back to the Philippines in 2006, armed with a huge ego along with hard-headedness, I opened my own company called Gang Ventures, but it didn’t do very well (it failed but the lessons learned were really valuable. You can read about my failure here). I was always against outsourcing, I always believed that the Filipinos could make their own websites and make money from it. But I guess the internet was not able to catch up back then. I then became a domainer and started investing in domains, but with the recent updates, domains don’t really carry as much value and is very expensive to maintain and I had to cut loss and maintained a few key ones. I then learned more about SEO and how to make money with it, and it has paid off some of my losses and is still something that is continuing to grow (although some Google updates did kill some of my website’s ranking). I also co-founded WhenInManila, a lifestyle and travel online magazine, that has been one of the most well known online destinations these days to which I exited last 2014 to focus more on my other ventures. Then, I started learning Stock Trading, it’s something that gave me a bigger eye opener to how my money is doing and how I should be investing. I also explored Events and ventured into an event called Blogapalooza which is a yearly event that connects Bloggers and Businesses together. We’re happy that this has been a huge success!


I’m the CEO of Social Light Inc, which was the first and pioneered Social WiFi in the Philippines with the brand, Zion WiFi (and Zion Send). After a year of operation, we’re truly proud to say that we’ve worked with numerous brands, both big and small, helping them achieve better results. We’re also present in 7 countries, Thailand, Singapore, HongKong, Malaysia, USA, Brazil and Canada It doesn’t end there though, we’re in the process of adding more solutions to the mix into bringing more effective solutions for our clients and businesses around the world. We’re currently in the process of adding more complimentary solutions and dedicated to helping our customers grow their business by focusing on their core rather than worry on other things.


Recently, I’ve become a partner at a new local VC firm, Original Pitch Venture Capital. We invest in companies from startups all the way to growth stage startups. Our fund aims to help original concepts reach their potential and scale up really fast.


So what can you expect from TechFilipino?

I started this blog, TechFilipino, as the web is my pure passion and interest. This blog will cover Technology, Gadget and Web, Stock Investing / Trading, Personal related news and other interesting facts that the internet has to offer.


What makes Techfilipino different from other blogs?

Aside from giving my own insights, opinions, comments or tips, I share my insights and experiences on my journies on my quest to make it big online. It does sound far-fetched but I believe now’s the time to really seize the opportunity that is waiting for us online.


Why do I share my website ideas?

I’m currently working on a few startups of my own and hopefully going to release it soon, but I do have tons of ideas which I still couldn’t do. So rather than wasting it and forgetting about it, I hope to share it with others and hope to see it succeed one day.



How do you get featured here in TechFilipino?

Contact me using our contact form here or email [email protected], tell me about your website and what makes it so special and unique.


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