Kevin Systrom Life Story: Owner of Instagram

Kevin Systrom Life Story Owner of Instagram

First instagram postKevin Systrom Life Story:

Kevin Systrom was born on Dec 30, 1983. He is an American Entrepreneur and Computer programmer and best known as the co-founder and CEO (Chief Executive officer) of Instagram. The Application was developed by Kevin Systrom and his partner Mike Krieger. This social networking service for window phones, iphone, and android. Systrom  founded Instagram with his friend Mike Krieger and launched Instagram in San Francisco on October 6, 2010. Instagram was acquired by Facebook for US One Billion Dollar. It is world’s best and fastest application. It has eighty million users according to report of July 26, 2012. First instagram post by Owner of Instagram on Oct 7, 2010.

Systrom Says “Our goal is  not to just be a photo sharing app, but to be the way you share your life when you are on the go”.  First Instagram Post by Kevin Systrom, now Instagram has five hundred active monthly users.

Owner of Instagram
Owner of Instagram

Kevin Systrom Early Life:

Kevin Systrom was born in 1983 in Holliston, Massachusetts. His father’s name is Diene (Pels) a marketing executive at Zipcar, and dougals systrom, Vice President at Human Resources at JTX companies. Systrom attented Middle sex school in concord, Massachusetts, where he was introduced to computer programming.

Mike Krieger | Co-Founder of Instagram
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Kevin Systrom graduated in 2006 from Stanford University with a Bachelor’s degree in management science. After graduation Kevin Systrom  started doing work in Google as a product marketing manager and working on Gmail, Google Docs, Calender, Spreadsheets as well. He worked at Google for two years.

First Instagram post
First Instagram post


After leaving Google to join Next step a location recommendation startup founded by Ex-Googlers and that was acquired by Facebook in 2010, the Systrom by means of combining location Check-ins and popular social games, Systrom and Mike build Burbn a HTML5 check in service, that allows users to do many things like check location, make plans, earn points, post pictures and much more they built a-lot of features but users didn’t want a complicated product.

Kevin Systrom First Instagram post:

After that Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger decided to just focus on Photo sharing. The development of Burbn led to creation of Instagram.  After one month Instagram had grown up to one million users and they had almost 10 million users after one year. The name of Instagram comes from the words “Instant” and “Telegram”.  First Instagram post by Kevin Systrom.

First instagram post
First instagram post

In April 2012, Instagram was sold to Facebook for US One billion Dollar in cash and stock with thirteen employees. Now Facebook taking Instagram. In December 2016 Instagram active users are around six hundred million this application is one of the most popular social networks worldwide.

Kevin Systrom net worth is an estimated US $1.27 billion.

Source : Wikipedia



Kevin Systrom Quotes:

  1. “Focusing on one thing and doing it really, really well can get you very far.”
  2. “You need to fail in order to find the right solution.”
  3. “Working at a startup to make a-lot of money was never a thing, and that’s why I decided to just finish up school. That was way more important for me.”


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