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Reed Hastings

Founder & CEO

1991

Pure Software

He laid the foundation for his first company, Pure Software, which produced products to troubleshoot software.

1997

Netflix

Hastings left Pure Software soon after the acquisition. Hastings and former Pure Software employee Marc Randolph co-founded Netflix

2002

The IPO

The company became a public company on May 29, 2002, selling 5.5 million shares of common stock at US$15.00 per share.

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