Research and Insights

Research and Insights | The Exponential Center| Computer History Museum
Silicon Valley showed Exponential growth which continues to amaze while changing virtually every aspect of human communication and information gathering. Floyd Kvamme,
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

By drawing on in-house Museum experts, connecting with networks of industry experts, leveraging our unique collection, and collaborating with affiliated scholars from leading institutions, The Exponential Center advances research on the people, companies, and communities driving entrepreneurship and innovation. We develop and disseminate insights through publications, online platforms, and public forums.

Insights

Debugging Entrepreneurship for Women in Silicon Valley

Debugging Entrepreneurship for Women in Silicon Valley

In 1972 big things were brewing in the newly christened Silicon Valley. Intel introduced the 8008, an 8-bit central processing unit that paved the way for generations of later microprocessors. Less well known, 1972 also marked Sandra Kurtzig’s founding of Ask Group, a software firm that eventually achieved $400 million in annual sales.
Apple: From Garage to World’s Most Valuable Company

Apple: From Garage to World’s Most Valuable Company

On August 21, 2012, Apple became the most valuable company in history, with a market capitalization of $620 billion. The company's story touches upon many aspects of the American Dream: its humble origins, the "wilderness years" when Steve Jobs sought to find his next great project (as well as himself), his triumphant return, and the new frontiers Jobs and Apple explored and then settled.