3Com Overview

Founded 1979
Status Acquired/​Merged
Employees 1,067
Latest Deal Type M&A
Latest Deal Amount $2.7B
Latest Deal Amount

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
Computers, Parts and Peripherals
Electronic Equipment and Instruments
Primary Office
  • 350 Campus Drive
  • Marlborough, MA 01752
  • United States
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3Com Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Raised to Date Post-Val Status Stage
5. Merger/Acquisition 12-Apr-2010 $2.7B 0000 00.00 Completed Generating Revenue
4. Buyout/LBO 20-Mar-2008 00.00 00.00 Cancelled 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

3Com Competitors (1)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing
00000 0000000 Corporation San Jose, CA 00000 00.00 000000 - 000 00.00

3Com Executive Team (11)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Gregory Shaw Co-Founder
Howard Charney JD Co-Founder

9 Former Executives

3Com Former Investors (9)

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Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info
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

3Com Investments & Acquisitions (17)

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Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
000000 000000 05-Dec-2006 000000000000000000 00.00 Wireless Service Providers
000000-0000 28-Nov-2006 000000000000000000 00000 Connectivity Products 00000 0000000
000000000000 00000 01-Jan-2005 000000000000000000 00000 Other Hardware
000000-0000 17-Nov-2003 00000 0000000 Connectivity Products 00000 0000000
Kerbango 27-Jun-2000 Merger/Acquisition 0000 Internet Service Providers

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3Com Exits (3)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
000000000000 00000 01-Jan-2005 000000000000000000 00000 Completed
  • 0000
000000000 00000000 02-Sep-1999 00000 00000 00 0000 Completed
  • 9 buyers
U.S. Robotics 01-Jan-1997 Merger/Acquisition 00.00 Completed