Entrepreneur Speaker, Netflix Cofounder, National Bestselling Author, Executive Mentor
and Angel Investor
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.
Where do Ideas Come from: Learn how Silicon Valley’s most exciting startups come up with their ideas and how they turn those ideas into reality
Anyone who has taken a shower has had an idea, but how do you turn those ideas into reality? Netflix Founder and startup CEO Marc Randolph will share dozens of tips, tricks and stories drawn from his 4 decades as an entrepreneur that will help you more easily come up with innovative ideas, validate them, and get your new venture off the ground. The business speaker offers equal parts inspiration, start up stories, and practical tips, it’s a message that resonates equally well with students, early stage entrepreneurs, and any business-person looking to bring innovation to their business.
How to get your company thinking like a startup: What Silicon Valley has to teach us about innovation
The world is changing rapidly - and companies that can’t innovate effectively are going to be left behind. But while innovation is easy to aspire to, it’s hard to do. Netflix founder and startup CEO Marc Randolph will share dozens of effective tips, tricks and stories drawn from his 4 decades as an entrepreneur that will help you make your company more responsive to changing conditions - regardless of your company's size or industry. Whether you are looking for a technology or business speaker for your next engagement, you need to consider Marc Randolph.
Netflixed: how a scrappy Silicon Valley startup brought down Blockbuster and built one of the world’s best known brands
Netflix Founder and startup CEO Marc Randolph shares the unlikely story of how a handful of dreamers with no money and a bad idea, created the company that eventually brought down Blockbuster. Packed with dozens of stories that trace the dramatic ups and downs of those first exciting years, the business speaker weaves an inspiring story that shows the value of innovation, persistence and optimism. Along the way he shares some of the many values that he believes made Netflix successful, including a focus on analytics and testing, its novel corporate culture, and it’s almost fanatical obsession with focus. Equal parts inspiration, start up story, and practical tips, it’s a message that resonates well with anyone who appreciates a good overcoming diversity story.