The birth of Netflix Right Here in Santa Cruz / Scotts Valley
| September 24, 2019
We have been reading the new book by Marc Randolph, co-founder of Netflix – That Will Never Work: The Birth of Netflix and the Amazing Life of an Idea. What a great story! Not only is it a must read for anyone starting a business but it’s a great read for local Santa Cruz residents since Marc Randolph mentions locations in town throughout the book where key points in the evolution of Netflix occurred. We have included some images and captions from Randolph (Source – LinkedIn) as well as a few we found to fill in the gaps.
Marc Randolph is a veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneur, advisor and investor. Marc was co-founder of Netflix, serving as their founding CEO, as the executive producer of their web site, and as a member of their board of directors.
Although best known for starting Netflix, Marc’s career as an entrepreneur spans more than four decades. He’s founded or co-founded more than half a dozen other successful start-ups, mentored rising entrepreneurs including the co-founders of Looker Data which was recently sold to Google for $2.6B, and invested in numerous successful tech ventures.
He is a frequent speaker at industry events, works extensively with young entrepreneur programs, sits on the board of the environmental advocacy group 1% for the Planet, and chairs the National Outdoor Leadership School’s Board of Trustees. He speaks frequently to companies and at industry events nationally and internationally. He lives in Santa Cruz, California.