Janice Roberts

Venture Advisor


Janice Roberts is a global communications executive and entrepreneur. She invests in mobile, wireless, communications and consumer technology companies.

Prior to joining Mayfield Fund, Janice built a successful early-stage investment portfolio as president of 3Com Ventures. She also held various executive positions at 3Com Corporation where she led 3Com's global marketing and business development operations and a number of the company's new business initiatives, including the highly successful Palm Computing subsidiary. Previously, Janice was managing director and president of BICC Data Networks, which was acquired by 3Com in 1992.

In addition to her investment portfolio, she serves on the boards of ARM Holdings plc, RealNetworks, Inc. and is an advisor to Illuminate Ventures, which primarily invests in companies that are inclusive of women entrepreneurs.  Janice also sits on the board of the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford that provides a home-away-from-home for families of children with life-threatening illness receiving specialized treatment at local hospitals.

Janice holds an honors degree in commerce from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom.

Fun Facts

  • Born and raised in a small village in rural England near Stonehenge, and have family there and in New Zealand.

  • Love the outdoors – hiking, horseback riding, biking, skiing (especially Whistler and Park City).

  • Reading - the first thing I do everyday is read the Financial Times online!


Current Investments

  • Jawbone
  • PlayFirst

Notable Investments

  • Convedia
  • Mobile 365
  • Peribit
  • Quickoffice


Phone:(650) 854-5560