40 Under 40 2016: Michael Litt, Vidyard

Michael Litt, CEO and cofounder, Vidyard, 29

Michael Litt is the cofounder and CEO of Vidyard, the leading video marketing platform. When he’s not bringing leading video-based technologies to market, he serves as general partner of Garage Capital, a seed-stage fund focused on super-cluster companies looking to expand their networks into Silicon Valley.

Litt also sits on the Communitech board of directors, an organization designed to help companies start, grow, and succeed.

What has been your proudest career accomplishment to date?

The ongoing transformation of both businesses and careers through the utilization of our products and, more specifically, video.

What’s the best piece of advice you can give to future 40 Under 40 honorees?

Focus on the purpose, meaning what you do and what you say. Money will follow.

What do you hope to accomplish in the next five years?

I want Vidyard to become a system of record and platform resource for thousands of marketers globally.

What is one interesting fact about you that few people know?

I sit in the tub for 20 to 30 minutes every morning. I started this because my first house did not have a shower. Now it’s a key part of my day.

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