3Com Overview

  • Year Founded
  • 1979

Year Founded

  • Status
  • Acquired/​Merged

  • Employees
  • 5,868


  • Latest Deal Type
  • M&A

  • Latest Deal Amount
  • $3.3B

3Com General Information


Provider of secure, converged voice and data networking solutions that enable customers to manage voice, video, and data in a secure network environment. The company's products and services include security systems, such as intrusion prevention systems, network access control systems, and firewalls; Internet protocol (IP) telephony that includes IP telephony platforms, convergence application suite, and IP phones; and networking infrastructure products comprising local area network (LAN) switches, routers and gateways, mobility and wireless LAN, network and security management. In addition, the company offers a range of professional services, such as assessment and design, project management, training and certifications, installation, and integration services.

Contact Information

Ownership Status
Financing Status
Formerly VC-backed
Primary Industry
Telecommunications Service Providers
Other Industries
Electronic Equipment and Instruments
Computers, Parts and Peripherals
Corporate Office
  • 350 Campus Drive
  • Marlborough, MA 01752
  • United States
+1 (508) 000-0000

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3Com Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Raised to Date Post-Val Status Stage
7. Merger/Acquisition 12-Apr-2010 $3.3B 00000 00.00 Completed Generating Revenue
6. Buyout/LBO 20-Mar-2008 00.00 00.00 Cancelled Generating Revenue
5. Debt Refinancing 13-Nov-2001 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
4. Debt Refinancing 13-Nov-2001 00000 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
3. PIPE 01-Jan-1996 0000 Completed Generating Revenue
2. IPO 21-Mar-1984 $10M $10M Completed Generating Revenue
1. Early Stage VC 01-Jan-1982 Completed Startup
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3Com Comparisons

HQ Location
Total Raised
Post Valuation
Provider of secure, converged voice and data networking solutions that enable customers to manage voice, video, and data
Telecommunications Service Providers
Marlborough, MA
5,868 As of 2009
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San Jose, CA
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3Com Competitors (1)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
Cisco Systems Corporation San Jose, CA 00000 000.00 000000000 - 000.00
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3Com Patents

3Com Recent Patent Activity

Publication ID Patent Title Status First Filing Date Technology (CPC) Citations
GB-0621356-D0 Signature checking using deterministic finite state machines Active 27-Oct-2006 000000000
GB-0819142-D0 Signature checking using finite state machines Active 27-Oct-2006 000000000
GB-2452420-A Finite state automaton which performs a pattern match by examination of a string of header and content matches Active 27-Oct-2006 000000000 0
GB-2443240-B Signature checking using deterministic finite state machines Active 27-Oct-2006 000000000 0
GB-2443240-A Finite state automaton which detects digital patterns in packet headers and payload Active 27-Oct-2006 H04L69/16 0
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3Com Executive Team (11)

Name Title Board Seat
Howard Charney JD Co-Founder
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3Com Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

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3Com Former Investors (9)

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds
Benhamou Global Ventures Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Berkeley VC International Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
IVP Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Mayfield Fund Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Menlo Ventures Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
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3Com Investments & Acquisitions (20)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
Roving Planet 05-Dec-2006 0000000000 00.00 Other Communications and Networking
Huawei-3Com 28-Nov-2006 0000000000 00000 Connectivity Products 00000 000
TippingPoint Technologies 01-Jan-2005 0000000000 00000 Other Hardware
Huawei-3Com 17-Nov-2003 00000 0000 Connectivity Products 00000 000
H3C Technologies 01-Jan-2003 Joint Venture Internet Service Providers
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3Com Exits (6)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
TippingPoint Technologies 01-Jan-2005 000000000000000000 00000 Completed
  • 0000
H3C Technologies 01-Jan-2003 00000 0000000 Completed
  • 2 buyers
PatientKeeper 08-Aug-2000 00000 00000 00 0000 Completed
  • 10 buyers
WarpSpeed Communications 02-Sep-1999 00000 00000 00 0000 Completed
  • 9 buyers
U.S. Robotics 01-Jan-1997 Merger/Acquisition 00.00 Completed
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3Com FAQs

  • When was 3Com founded?

    3Com was founded in 1979.

  • Who is the founder of 3Com?

    Bruce Borden, Gregory Shaw, Howard Charney JD, and Robert Metcalfe are the founders of 3Com.

  • Where is 3Com headquartered?

    3Com is headquartered in Marlborough, MA.

  • What is the size of 3Com?

    3Com has 5,868 total employees.

  • What industry is 3Com in?

    3Com’s primary industry is Telecommunications Service Providers.

  • Is 3Com a private or public company?

    3Com is a Private company.

  • What is the current valuation of 3Com?

    The current valuation of 3Com is 00.00.

  • What is 3Com’s current revenue?

    The current revenue for 3Com is 00000.

  • How much funding has 3Com raised over time?

    3Com has raised $360M.

  • Who are 3Com’s investors?

    Benhamou Global Ventures, Berkeley VC International, IVP, Mayfield Fund, and Menlo Ventures are 5 of 9 investors who have invested in 3Com.

  • Who are 3Com’s competitors?

    Cisco Systems is a competitor of 3Com.

  • When was 3Com acquired?

    3Com was acquired on 12-Apr-2010.

  • Who acquired 3Com?

    3Com was acquired by HP Development Company (HP).

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