Support for the Exponential Center

The Exponential Center at the Computer History Museum has embarked on a $10 million campaign for the first phase of development. By launch in June 2016, the Center raised $2.7 million from a circle of Silicon Valley veterans and thought leaders.

The Exponential Center gratefully acknowledges our founding investors:

  • Mark and Debra Leslie
  • Franklin "Pitch" and Catherine H. Johnson
  • Meredith and Ray Rothrock

With generous support from:

  • Tom and Carolyn Friel
  • Regis and Dianne McKenna
  • Scott and Jennifer Sandell
  • Barbara and Larry Sonsini
  • Stephen S. and Paula K. Smith
  • Gary and Eileen Morgenthaler
  • Paul R. Daugherty
  • Warmenhoven Family Foundation
  • Laurie Yoler and Ben LeNail
  • Margo and Bill Harding
  • Phyllis and Bill Draper
  • Rich and Susan Redelfs
  • Irwin and Concepcion Federman

Exponential in the Fiscal 2016 Report to the Community

Thanks to the engagement and enthusiasm of our supporters, fiscal year 2016 marked a productive launch year for CHM’s Exponential Center. We look forward to continuing to build momentum and impact in the year ahead!

A Year of Milestones and Growth by Museum President and CEO John C. Hollar

A Year of Milestones and Growth

by Museum President and CEO John C. Hollar

"...we launched the Exponential Center, our new long-term effort to add in the history, impact and future implications of entrepreneurship and innovation to our overall narrative about computing’s transformation of our world...."

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The Exponential Center

"In June 2016, CHM launched the Exponential Center, dedicated to capturing the legacy and enhancing the future of entrepreneurship and innovation in Silicon Valley and around the world...."

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Top 10 Artifacts

Regis McKenna Apple advertisements, US, 1977-1981

"McKenna’s most transformative work was probably the Apple Computer account...This collection of period advertisements from McKenna’s agency are evocative, informative, beautiful, easy to appreciate, and give great insight…."

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Top 10 Oral Histories

Gil Shwed

"Gil Shwed is best known as the co-founder, CEO, and chairman of the board of Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., one of Israel's largest technology companies…."

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Top 10 Oral Histories

Pradeep Sindhu

"Co-founder [along with Dennis Ferguson and Bjorn Liencres] and current chief technical officer and vice-chairman of the board of directors of Juniper Networks Inc., Sindhu served as CEO of the company until 1996 ..."

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An Eventful Year

CHM Live: Alibaba and Jack Ma: Beyond E-commerce and China – Implications for Silicon Valley, April 26, 2016

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An Eventful Year

Exponential Center: 1 to 1 Billion: Creating Exponential Impact in Silicon Valley, June 3, 2016

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