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Computer History Museum Welcomes Silicon Valley Rising Stars to Advisory Board

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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 TechCrunch's Alexia Tsotsis, Version One Ventures' Angela Kingyens, and Google's Victoria Pinchin to its NextGen Advisory Board.

"One of the reasons Silicon Valley is such a special place is all the experience sharing and mentoring that happens here," said Sunil Nagaraj, co-founder and co-chair of the NextGen Advisory Board. "Alexia, Angela, and Veronica will be a huge boost to all the events and activities we organize to this end."

Tsotsis serves as co-editor at TechCrunch, the world's leading startup publication, where she's responsible for managing an editorial team of over 30 people, leading them through 3 large conferences a year in addition to producing news content day in and day out. She has a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Southern California.

At Version One Ventures, Kingyens is an associate investing in early-stage consumer internet, SaaS and mobile entrepreneurs across North America. Prior to joining Version One, she was a partner at Insight Data Science, a YCombinator-backed startup helping PhDs transition from academic research to industry careers via a six-week training program. Kingyens holds a PhD in Operations Research and Financial Engineering from the University of Toronto.

Pinchin is a product manager for Google Knowledge (Google Search). Prior to Google, she was a consultant at McKinsey & Company, and worked at Amazon.com and National Instruments in a variety of technical marketing and product roles. Pinchin has an MBA from Harvard Business School.

"I'm delighted to welcome Alexia, Angela and Victoria to the board. NextGen plays a vital role in helping the Museum connect the past to the future, and they connect a new generation to the people and stories that inspire breakthrough thinking," said Museum President and Chief Executive Officer John Hollar.

Tsotsis, Kingyens and Pinchin join existing board members Vishal Arya, Susie Caulfield, Alec Detwiler, Joel Franusic, Julia Grace, Serge Grossman, Amy Jackson, 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 NextGen Advisory Board please visit www.computerhistory.org/nextgen.

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 www.computerhistory.org, check us out on Facebook, follow @computerhistory on Twitter and the Museum blog @chm.

CONTACT: Carina Sweet csweet@computerhistory.org (650) 810-1059

Source:Computer History Museum