About Marc

Marc Randolph is a veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneur, high tech executive, and start-up consultant.

Most recently 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.

Prior to founding Netflix, Marc was on the founding team of more than half a dozen other successful start-ups in the e-commerce, media, enterprise software and portable device markets – all of which went on to IPOs or other liquidity events.

He currently advises numerous high tech startups in the areas of product marketing, product management, and general management.

Marc is charming, handsome and modest; and whenever possible avoids referring to himself in the third person.

6 Responses to About Marc

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  2. Matt Barnett says:

    While I do understand the recent Netflix decision from a business standpoint and the post you made, what really troubles me is the dual functionality that I used most. If I found something that I wanted which wasn’t available through streaming then I would add it to my DVD queue. I only requested about 1 DVD a month but the recent decision isn’t what made me leave. I left because the company promoted using open standards for systems but flat out refused to stream to open source systems which is the equivalent of blasphemy in some communities. I can imagine it was just corporate licensing arguments that kept them from providing content to an open platform but when the company supports more *NIX-based devices than any other OS already and refuses to provide a solution for anyone running it on their own hardware… If you really want, you could rip any number of clients from a device and use them as many have. Well, I just wanted to throw in my two cents worth of frustration and see what your view was.

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  6. Exit says:

    Netflix was good. Not now. Looks like a typical consumer is a dupe approach. It looks to me like somebody is playing them for suckers and they are going down hill. I ain’t renewing. There is an old saying, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

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