Marc Randolph is a veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneur, advisor, business speaker, and investor. Marc was co-founder of the online movie and television streaming service Netflix, serving as their founding CEO, as the executive producer of their web site, and as a member of their board of directors until his retirement in 2004.
Although best known for starting Netflix, Marc’s career as an entrepreneur spans more than four decades. He’s been a founder of more than half a dozen other successful start-ups, a mentor to hundreds of early stage entrepreneurs, and an investor in numerous successful (and an even larger number of unsuccessful) tech ventures.
Most recently, Marc co-founded analytics software company Looker Data Sciences, and currently serves as an advisor to numerous other startups, serving variously as a mentor, CEO coach, and/or board member. The business and technology speaker works extensively with young entrepreneur programs, and is a trustee of the non-profit National Outdoor Leadership School.
Marc is a frequent business speaker at industry events. His general themes are strongly entrepreneurial but his message resonates just as well with corporate CEOs as it does with students and early stage entrepreneurs. His experience as a six-time founder allows him to speak with authority not only about how companies get started, but about how businesses of any size can better foster innovation and more effectively turn ideas into realities.
His presentations are a blend of inspiration (overcoming adversity / anyone can do it), stories drawn from starting and growing of Netflix, plus scores of tips and examples gleaned from his 4 decades helping hundreds of entrepreneurs make their dreams come true. Whether it’s an audience of 10 or 10,000, Marc is a business speaker who will ensure that your group is amused, inspired and informed.
Marc is charming, handsome and modest; and whenever possible avoids referring to himself in the third person. He lives in Santa Cruz, California.