Jane Metcalfe is an entrepreneur, board member, advisor, and investor. As the cofounder and former President of Wired Ventures Inc, she and her partner Louis Rossetto created a diversified media company whose businesses included Wired Magazine (U.S., U.K., and Japanese editions), Wired Digital, including the search engine HotBot, and Wired Books. More recently, Ms Metcalfe was the President of TCHO Chocolate, a craft maker of super premium chocolate, whose mission is centered on teaching cocoa farmers how to make better beans so TCHO can make exquisite chocolate for consumers and food professionals. Since 2000, she has been a partner at Força da Imaginaçao, a business whose advisory and investment activities include media, technology, real estate and food companies.
Current and previous board seats include Wired Ventures, TCHO Ventures, the UC Berkeley Foundation, the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, the Expression Center for New Media, One Economy, ZeroOne, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Ms. Metcalfe graduated with honors from the University of Colorado with a degree in International Relations.
She was also the 2009 Distinguished Alumni Award winner at Collegiate.