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Marc Randolph
Attended Horace Greeley High School
Lives in Santa Cruz, CA
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What accounts for multigenerational success?  My newest post.
Latest Entrepreneurship, Startups. Fathers & Sons (and Daughters). January 26, 2015. Frogs. My oldest son graduated from college in June. He's already started his own company. He's found a technical co-founder, lined up financing, found work space in San Francisco, and is already hard at work ...
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My newest post. I've been struck recently by how many entrepreneurs pitch me ideas that not only have I seen many times before, but that I've seen fail many times before. The problem seems to be that some ideas seem easy, but in reality are actually quite hard, and unless you really understand why those who went before you ran into trouble, you risk the same fate for yourself. Or, as Narcotics Anonymous famously said, "insanity is repeating the same mistakes and expecting different results".
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Latest Entrepreneurship. Survivor Bias is a Bitch. January 20, 2015. objects. Winston Churchill famously said “history is written by the victors” and nowhere is this more true than in startupville. Despite the recent surge of “how I screwed up” stories one finds on HackerNews, the vast majority ...
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  • Netflix
  • PureAtria
  • Integrity QA
  • Visioneer
  • Borland International
  • Icon Review
  • MicroWarehouse
  • MacUser Magazine
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Santa Cruz, CA
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Chappaqua, New York - Paris France - Rome Italy - Greenwich, CT - Pacific Grove, CA
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Netflix co-founder. Entrepreneur. Investor. Advisor.
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Marc Randolph is a veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneur, high tech executive, and start-up consultant.  Most recently Marc was co-founder of the online DVD rental 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 provides advice and/or sits on the board of  numerous high tech startups in the areas of product marketing, product management, and general management.

Marc also provides his time, talents and financial support to numerous local and national non-profit organizations.  Among others, he is an advisor to the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), he has spent nearly 10 years on the board of the Gateway School (three as board chair) and he currently serves on the board of the National Hydrocephalus Association.

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

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  • Horace Greeley High School
  • Hamilton College
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