Jane Metcalfe is an entrepreneur, board member, advisor, executive and investor in industries including media, tech, food, health, education, arts and real estate.
Her current passion is the impact of technology on our health, or more specifically, how technology is pushing the frontiers of biology forward, showing us more and more about how our bodies, brains and minds function, why we get sick, how we age… and how to intervene in all those processes. Jane recently launched NEO.LIFE, an online magazine, in order to capture the stories of the people, projects, companies and ideas driving this Neobiological Revolution.
As the Cofounder and former President of Wired Magazine, Jane and her partner Louis Rossetto created Wired Ventures Inc., 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. They were recently recognized for their creation with a Webby Award for Lifetime Achievement.
More recently, she 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 that TCHO can make exquisite chocolate for consumers and food professionals. Since 2000, Jane 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 the Stone Research Foundation, 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 Corporation, ZeroOne: The Art and Technology Network, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Jane Metcalfe graduated with honors from the University of Colorado with a degree in International Relations. She and Louis have two brilliant children she’ll tell you all about if you ask.