Marc Randolph

Marc Bernays Randolph (born April 29, 1958) is an American tech entrepreneur, advisor, speaker and environmental advocate.wikipedia
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Netflix

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He is the co-founder and first CEO of Netflix.
Netflix, Inc. is an American media-services provider and production company headquartered in Los Gatos, California, founded in 1997 by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph in Scotts Valley, California.

Reed Hastings

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Pure Atria’s founder and CEO Reed Hastings retained Randolph as vice president of corporate marketing for the rapidly expanding Pure Atria.
In 1997, Hastings and Marc Randolph co-founded Netflix, offering flat rate movie rental-by-mail to customers in the United States by combining two emerging technologies; DVDs, which were much easier to send as mail than VHS-cassettes, and an online website to order them from, instead of a paper catalogue.

Hamilton College

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He graduated from Hamilton College in New York with a geology degree.
Notable Hamilton alumni include (chronologically listed) abolitionist Gerrit Smith (1818); railroad entrepreneur and executive Perry H. Smith (1846); U.S. Secretary of State and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elihu Root (1864); U.S. Vice President James S. Sherman (1878); pharmaceutical entrepreneur William McLaren Bristol (1887); pharmaceutical entrepreneur John Myers (1887); poet Ezra Pound (1905); drama critic and Algonquin Round Table member Alexander Woollcott (1909); pioneering advertising executive Alex Osborn (1909), credited with the creativity technique brainstorming; jurist and diplomat Philip Jessup (1919); influential psychologist and social philosopher B. F. Skinner (1926); pathologist Lauren Ackerman (1927); diplomat Sol Linowitz (1935); sexuality researcher William Masters (1938); Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist Paul Greengard (1948); Tony Award-winning writer Thomas Meehan (1951); The Bank of New York president and philanthropist J. Carter Bacot (1955); civil rights leader Bob Moses (1956); Delaware governor Michael Castle (1961); novelist Terry Brooks (1966); Procter & Gamble CEO A.G. Lafley (1969); Tony Award-winning playwright Richard Nelson (1971); U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and Iowa governor Tom Vilsack (1972); Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Melinda Wagner (1979); Netflix co-founder Marc Randolph (1981); novelist Peter Cameron (1982); civil rights advocate Mary Bonauto (1983); investment banker and Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon (1984); novelist Amanda Filipacchi (1988); actor and writer for The Office Paul Lieberstein (1989); Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull, (1992); college basketball head coach Kyle Smith (1992); Academy Award nominated director Yance Ford (1994); novelist Kamila Shamsie (1994); Academy Award-winning screenwriter and actor Nat Faxon (1997); real estate broker and television personality Ryan Serhant (2006); and novelist Sarah J. Maas (2008]].

Chief executive officer

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He is the co-founder and first CEO of Netflix.

Macworld

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A serial entrepreneur who helped found the U.S. edition of Macworld magazine and the computer mail-order businesses MacWarehouse and MicroWarehouse, Randolph now serves on the boards of Looker Data Sciences and Chubbies Shorts.

MicroWarehouse

Micro Warehouse
A serial entrepreneur who helped found the U.S. edition of Macworld magazine and the computer mail-order businesses MacWarehouse and MicroWarehouse, Randolph now serves on the boards of Looker Data Sciences and Chubbies Shorts.

National Outdoor Leadership School

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Randolph, who has equated founding companies to his experience as a mountain guide, is the chairman of the board of trustees of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) in Lander, Wyoming and a board member of the environmental advocacy group 1% for the Planet.

One Percent for the Planet

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Randolph, who has equated founding companies to his experience as a mountain guide, is the chairman of the board of trustees of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) in Lander, Wyoming and a board member of the environmental advocacy group 1% for the Planet.

Chappaqua, New York

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Randolph was born in Chappaqua, New York, the eldest child of Stephen Bernays Randolph, an Austrian-born nuclear engineer, and Muriel Lipchik of Brooklyn, New York.

Sigmund Freud

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One of Randolph’s paternal great-granduncles was psychoanalysis pioneer Sigmund Freud.

Edward Bernays

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Another paternal great-uncle of Randolph was Edward Bernays, an Austrian-American pioneer in the field of public relations and propaganda.

Cherry Lane Music

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Randolph’s first job out of college in 1981 was at Cherry Lane Music Company in New York.

MacUser

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He further developed his theories about using direct mail to influence and retain customers doing circulation work while helping found the U.S. version of MacUser magazine in 1984.

Blockbuster LLC

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The discovery later proved crucial to Netflix’s growth and survival: the company’s subscriber base first blossomed and cut into Blockbuster Inc revenues in cities where Netflix offered overnight DVD delivery.

Borland

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Randolph spent the dawn of the Internet age building direct-to-consumer marketing operations at software giant Borland International starting in 1988.

Visioneer

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He left Borland in 1995 for a series of short stints at Silicon Valley start-ups, including heading marketing at desktop scanner maker Visioneer, and then as a member of the founding team of Integrity QA, a developer of automated software testing products.

Pure Software

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In late 1996, software debugging company Pure Atria acquired the nine-person software startup.

Rational Software

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In late 1996, Pure Atria announced that Rational Software would acquire it in an $850 million stock swap in what was then the richest merger in Silicon Valley history.

Silicon Valley

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In late 1996, Pure Atria announced that Rational Software would acquire it in an $850 million stock swap in what was then the richest merger in Silicon Valley history.

Santa Cruz, California

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Hastings and Randolph commuted together between their homes in Santa Cruz, California into Silicon Valley for about four months while the Rational merger was finalized, and on these drives, the idea for Netflix was born.

Amazon (company)

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Randolph wanted to replicate the e-commerce model pioneered by online bookseller Amazon.com.

Compact disc

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He and Hastings could not find a DVD, so they tested the idea with a compact disc.

Stanford University

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Randolph named the company, designed its initial user interface and branding and acted as chief executive for the first year while Hastings attended Stanford University graduate school.

Scotts Valley, California

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Netflix launched on April 14, 1998 out of an office park in Scotts Valley, California.

Mitch Lowe

He and founding team member Mitch Lowe tested a concept for a movie rental kiosk called Netflix Express that Lowe later turned into movie kiosk giant Redbox after Hastings rejected it as a line of business.