3Com Corporation

3Com Corporation

3Com Corporation

Overview
Date Founded

1980

Headquarters

350 Campus Drive,Marlborough, MA 01752-3064

Type of Company

Private

Employees (Worldwide)

5,001 - 10K

Industries

IT Consulting & Services
Computer Hardware
Internet Software & Services

Company Description

3Com Corp. provides voice and data networking products and services. The company was founded by Robert M. Metcalfe, Howard S. Charney and John P. Marshall in 1979 and is headquartered in Marlborough, MA.

Executives & Employees

Co-Founder

Co-Founder

President & Chief Executive Officer

Chief Technology Officer

Board of Directors

Former Founding Partner at Francisco Partners Management LP

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Recent Transactions
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HP, Inc. purchases 3Com Corporation

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3Com Corporation purchases Huawei-3Com Technology Co., Ltd. from Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

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3Com Corporation, TippingPoint Technologies, Inc. purchase TippingPoint NAC Solution

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Advisors & Consultants
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Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

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Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

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Founder at Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP

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Gadzoox Networks, Inc. develops hardware and software products for storage area networks (SAN)

Investors
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Venrock helps entrepreneurs build some of the world's most disruptive, successful companies. They partner with entrepreneurs who have grand ambitions and help's them in almost every dimension of building their company: hiring, strategy, financing, scaling, introductions and managing a great exit. The firm targets to invest in companies operating in the fields of technology & health care sectors and provides financing for early stage capital requirements.

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Sequoia Capital invests in seed to early stage companies. The firm focuses on energy, financial services, healthcare, Internet, mobile and technology sectors. Within the energy sector, the firm seeks to partner with start-ups focused on the alternative energy, conventional energy, energy efficiency, energy storage and energy services markets.

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Mayfield Fund invests globally in the consumer, enterprise, energy technology, communication service providers and semiconductors, chips and components sectors. They focus on the consumer, enterprise and service provider segments. The firm invests in next-generation information technology companies that are delivering innovative technology and breakthrough business models.Within the consumer sector, Mayfield Fund targets companies that offer consumers new ways to become more productive, informed and connected. Their enterprise investments focus on online marketing/advertising, business application, infrastructure, software and equipment companies. Within the energy technology sector, the firm looks for opportunities in energy efficiency, management and clean technology. Mayfield Fund focuses on investments in communications service providers that emphasize carriers' software and equipment needs. Their investments in the semiconductor, chips and components sector include communications and application-specific devices that reducethe cost of industrial, communications and consumer products.Mayfield Fund makes seed stage, early-stage and growth stage investments. They are also interested in making direct investments in China and India.