Jane Metcalfe

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Jane Metcalfe
Metcalfe in 2014 at Culinary Institute in Napa Valley
Born (1961-11-15) November 15, 1961 (age 55)[1]
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.[1]
Education University of Colorado. Boulder (B.A., International Affairs)[1]
Louisville Collegiate School
Known for co-founding Wired with Louis Rossetto

Jane Metcalfe is the co-founder, with Louis Rossetto, and former president of Wired Ventures, creator and original publisher of the magazine Wired. Prior to that, Metcalfe managed advertising sales for the Amsterdam-based Electric Word magazine.


In 1994 Metcalfe was elected to the board of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Metcalfe was on the 2004 and 2005 Digital Communities jury of Prix Ars Electronica.

In 2015 Metcalfe and Rossetto were awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at The 19th Annual Webby Awards.[2]

Metcalfe is a partner, along with Rossetto, in Força da Imaginaçao, an independent investment concern with interests in technology, media, and real estate. She is also a board member at One Economy Corporation, which maximizes the potential of technology to help low-income people improve their lives and join the economic mainstream. She was a founding board member of Ex'pression College for Digital Arts as well as the ZER01: The Art and Technology Network.

Metcalfe is vice president of the board of trustees of the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.


  1. ^ a b c Flynn, Laurie (July 10, 1994). "Sound Bytes; Tracking High-Tech Culture". New York Times. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  2. ^ The Webby Awards (2015-05-19), Cenk Uygur Presents WIRED with Lifetime Achievement at The 19th Annual Webby Awards, retrieved 2017-03-13 

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