Meet Kevin Systrom, Founder & Former CEO of Instagram

Kevin Systrom
Born December 30, 1983 (37) Holliston, Massachusetts, United States
Alma mater Stanford University
Occupation Former Instagram CEO, Entrepreneur
Known for being the Instagram founder, Walmart Board Members (September 2014-May 2018)
Partner (s)) Nicole Schuetz (m. 2016)


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Kevin Systrom is an American programmer and entrepreneur. He co- innovated Instagram, the world’s largest print-sharing point, with Mike Krieger. He is the son of Diane, a Zipcar marketing supervisor, who likewise worked out at Monster and Swapit during the first fleck-com bubble, and Douglas Systrom, vice president of human resources at TJX Companies.


Systrom attended Middlesex School in Concord, Massachusetts, where he was presented to computer programming. His interest increases while playing Doom 2 and leveling is interest as a child. He worked at Boston Beat, a vinyl record store in Boston, while in high academe. Systrom attended Stanford University and in 2006 merited a bachelor’s degree in operation and engineering.

He turned down a proposal from Mark Zuckerberg and rather spent the time-out semester of his third time in Florence, where he studied photography. He picked up his first regard for the alpha world when he was handpicked as one of twelve scholars to partake in the Mayfield FelloProgramram at Stanford University. The stock inquiry led him to do an internship at Odeo, the company that gave rise to Twitter.


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In April 2012, Instagram, along with 13 workers, was sold to video-sharing  in cash and stock.  Agreeing to various reports, the deal gained $ 400 million, for Systrom predicated on its stake in the company. One of the main contributions to the acquisition was that Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook with”a commitment to independently produce and unfold Instagram”, allowing Systrom to continue to lead Instagram.

Systrom said in an interview with Bloomberg that the gratuities of being a part of Facebook are “we have to copulate with the mammoth of a company that knows how to grow, knows how to start a business, has one of the voguish, if not the Best operation team in technology and we have to use them as our resource.”

In 2014, Systrom was numbered in the Forbes 30 lists”Under 30″in the”Social/ Mobile” order. Recently, the magazine rated Systrom a billionaire with an estimated net value of $1.1 billion.

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