Featured Guest: Marc Randolph

Episode Information

Does the co-founder of Netflix get a free Netflix account? Joe finds out that answer and more when he’s joined by Marc Randolph, the co-founder and first CEO of Netflix. Marc tells Joe why he was inspired to help the next generation of entrepreneurs, what he thinks the future of streaming looks like, and why he’s bullish on NFTs.

About Marc Randolph: 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 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. The podcast hit number 5 on the “Top Entrepreneur Podcasts” Charts in the US.

When not surfing, mountain biking or backcountry 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).