"The trick is not to devote yourself to coming up with the perfect idea. It's to get comfortable with bad ideas."
Although best known as the co-founder and first CEO of Netflix, Marc Randolph’s career as an entrepreneur spans more than four decades. He's founded or co-founded half a dozen other successful start-ups, including, most recently, Looker Data Sciences, which was sold to Google in 2019 for $2.6B.
He is currently mentoring a handful of other early-stage companies, has advised hundreds of other entrepreneurs, is an active seed investor in startups all over the world, the author of the international bestselling memoir That Will Never Work: The Birth of Netflix and the Amazing Life of an Idea, and the host of the new podcast, That Will Never Work, where he dispenses advice, encouragement and tough love to struggling entrepreneurs.
When not surfing, mountain biking or back-country skiing, Marc is a frequent speaker at industry events; works extensively with young entrepreneur programs; and sits on the boards of the environmental advocacy group 1% for the Planet, and the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS).