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The Birth of Netflix

Marc Randolph In Conversation With Hannah MacInnes

59 mins watch time

Posted October 2021

Business, Professional Development

Co-founder and former CEO Marc Randolph tells the inside story of the creation of one of the world’s most iconic companies: Netflix. Now with over 207 million subscribers, Netflix’s triumph feels inevitable, but the twenty-first century’s most disruptive start-up began with few believers and calamity at every turn – from having to pitch his own mother on being an early investor, to server crashes on launch day, and the now-infamous meeting when they pitched Blockbuster to acquire them.