Press Release

Computer History Museum Welcomes Silicon Valley Rising Stars to NextGen Advisory Board

Mountain View, California  |  February 10, 2015

The Computer History Museum (CHM), the world’s leading institution exploring the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society, today announced that it has added Gunderson Dettmer’s Andy Bradley, Stanford’s Stephanie Zhan, and Standard Treasury’s Dan Kimerling to its NextGen Advisory Board.

“Silicon Valley’s tradition of mentorship and experience sharing help fuel the next generation of innovative ideas and companies,” said Alec Detwiler, co‐founder and co‐chair of the NextGen Advisory Board. “Andy, Stephanie, and Dan will help us create events and activities to this end.”

Andy Bradley is a corporate and securities attorney at Gunderson Dettmer, where he specializes in the representation of emerging growth companies throughout their lifecycles.  Prior to law school, Andy co-founded and led product development at The Hive Group, an information visualization software company.

Stephanie Zhan is a senior at Stanford studying Computer Science. She currently serves as a Sequoia Campus Ambassador and has previously worked at Nest (as a KPCB Fellow), Google, Andreessen Horowitz, and Bain & Company. At Stanford, she TAs a variety of entrepreneurship and innovation classes at the Stanford Engineering School, the, and the GSB.

Dan Kimerling is the Co-Founder and CEO of Standard Treasury, a YCombinator company that is building a commercial and wholesale bank for the digital era. Before that he was the COO of Giftly (acquired by and wrote for TechCrunch. He has a BA and MA from the University of Chicago.

“I’m excited to have Dan, Stephanie and Andy join the board. NextGen plays a vital role in helping the Museum inspire future generations by connect theming to the rich stories of computing history” said Museum President and Chief Executive Officer John Hollar.

Kimerling, Zhan and Bradley join existing board members Alexia Tsotsis, Veronica Pinchin, Angela Kingyens, Vishal Arya, Alec Detwiler, Joel Franusic, Julia Grace, Serge Grossman, Sunil Nagaraj, Jason Shah, Jeremiah Stone and Michelle Zatlyn.

About the NextGen Advisory Board

The Computer History Museum´s NextGen Advisory Board was created to bring technology enthusiasts together over our rich history in Silicon Valley. Their events aim to bring together young professionals who love technology and the history of computing. Combined, the board has extensive experience in technology entrepreneurship, venture capital, product management, marketing and public relations, and many other professional fields at the heart of computer history. The group’s “Future History Makers” series has featured guests including Drew Houston of Dropbox, Phil Libin of Evernote, Travis Kalanick of Uber, and many other rising stars in Silicon Valley. For more information on the board please visit

About the Computer History Museum

The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California is a nonprofit organization with a four decade history as the world’s leading institution exploring the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society. The Museum is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of computer history, and is home to the largest international collection of computing artifacts in the world, encompassing computer hardware, software, documentation, ephemera, photographs and moving images. The Museum brings computer history to life through large‐scale exhibits, an acclaimed speaker series, a dynamic website, docent‐led tours and an award‐winning education program. The Museum’s signature exhibition is “Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing,” described by USA Today as “the Valley’s answer to the Smithsonian.”

Other current exhibits include “Charles Babbage's Difference Engine No. 2,” “IBM 1401 and PDP‐1 Demo Labs”, and “Where To? The History of Autonomous Vehicles.”

For more information and updates, call (650) 810‐1059, visit, check us out on Facebook, follow @computerhistory on Twitter and the Museum blog @chm.

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