Marc Randolph is a veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneur, advisor and investor. Randolph 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 from Netflix in 2004.
Although best known for starting Netflix, Randolph’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 scores of early stage entrepreneurs and an investor in numerous successful tech ventures (and an even larger number of unsuccessful ones).
Most recently, Randolph co-founded analytics software company Looker Data Sciences, and currently serves as an advisor to five other startups, serving variously as a mentor, CEO coach and/or board member.
Marc Randolph is a frequent speaker at industry events, works extensively with young entrepreneur programs and is a trustee of the non-profit National Outdoor Leadership School.
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. What can Silicon Valley teach us about innovation?
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.
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, Marc 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, startup story and practical tips, it’s a message that resonates well with anyone who appreciates a good “overcoming adversity” story.