Kevin Systrom
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Kevin Systrom

Kevin Systrom is a co-founder of Instagram, a photo sharing application for the iPhone. He also founded Burbn, an HTML5-based location sharing ... More »Kevin Systrom is a co-founder of Instagram, a photo sharing application for the iPhone. He also founded Burbn, an HTML5-based location sharing service. Kevin graduated from Stanford University in 2006 with a BS in Management Science & Engineering—he got his first taste of the startup world when he was an intern at Odeo that later became Twitter. He spent two years at Google—the first of which was working on Gmail, Google Reader, and other products and the latter where he worked on the Corporate Development team. Kevin has always had a passion for social products that enable people to communicate more easily, and combined with his passion for photography, Instagram is a natural fit.

Kevin Systrom Sees Instagram Turning Into A Fashion Commerce Platform

This evening Kevin Systrom, its co-founder and CEO, made an appearance in London where he described how in some ways it is already on the way there. On Monday, Systrom went to watch a presentation of the Spring/Summer 2014 collection from Burberry as part of London Fashion Week. ...

Kevin Systrom Says He Vets All Instagram Ads, “Too Early” To Put Them On Instagram Direct

Kevin Systrom Says He Vets All Instagram Ads, “Too Early” To Put Them On Instagram Direct Twitter’s MoPub Fires Up An In-Stream Native Ad Product, Launches On Tango During this morning’s press event unveiling Instagram Direct for private photo-sharing, co-founder Kevin Systrom ...

Why Instagram wants to rule video

At Facebook's ( FB ) Menlo Park, California headquarters this week, CEO and co-founder Kevin Systrom announced the ability to capture video in an iOS and Android update available for download. The new video capability lets users shoot clips up to 15 seconds long, apply 13 new video ...

Instagram Direct and the Fracturing of Privacy

Ángel Franco/The New York Times Kevin Systrom, an Instagram founder, described the company’s private messaging feature at an event in Manhattan last week. Last Thursday, Kevin Systrom invited members of the press to a fashionably shabby loft in Manhattan to introduce a new ...

The strategy behind Instagram Direct

Instagram's Kevin Systrom wants his service to be where the people are going, not just where they are. FORTUNE -- Twenty months ago, almost to the day, Facebook ( FB ) acquired the rapidly growing social network Instagram for a then-staggering sum: $1 billion. The figure valued the ...

Instagram launches direct messaging

"Sometimes you want to be able to share not with everyone, but just a specific group," Instagram founder Kevin Systrom said at the company's announcement in New York. An update to the Facebook-owned Instagram mobile app released Thursday includes a new tab labeled, "direct," Users can ...

Instagram launches 15-second video feature

The changes were announced by Instagram co-founder and CEO Kevin Systrom during a press event at the headquarters of Facebook, which bought Instagram last year. "It's everything we know and love about Instagram, but it moves," Systrom said. The video-sharing feature was widely ...

Is Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom the Least Human Executive in America?

Is Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom the Least Human Executive in America? Mark Zuckerberg is a success story, having gone from Hollywood sociopath and interview nightmare to mere super-dork. He's awkward, but much of the alienating superweirdness has been coached away. But Instagram honcho ...

One year after Facebook integration, Instagram relies on design by data

Instagram’s Kevin Systrom offers some thoughts on design and life inside Facebook. Popular photo-sharing app Instagram has, in the space of just a year, transformed from a plucky startup into a giant cog powering Facebook’s global growth. Some of the changes are obvious: Instragram has ...

Despite Complaints, Instagram Ads Are Working, Says CEO Kevin Systrom

Despite a lot of complaints about the ads Instagram began running recently, the Facebook Facebook -owned mobile photo and video sharing service is seeing success so far from the ads, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom said today. Speaking at Gigaom’s Roadmap conference in San Francisco today...

Kim Kardashian hangs out with Instagram creator Kevin Systrom

Kim Kardashian clearly has a few friends in high-tech places.The reality starlet posted this photo of herself hanging out with Instagram creator Kevin Systrom. Kim Kardashian might be up to something techy. Shortly before the birth of her daughter in June the "Keeping Up with the ...

Instragram Releases New Video-Recording Feature to Compete with Twitter's Vine

By Reissa Su | June 21, 2013 12:04 PM EST Instragram releases new video feature available in iOS and Android Image credit: ABC News Instragram founder Kevin Systrom preludes his announcement by declaring that Instagram's core has always been visual imagery. It is the company's DNA and ...

Mark Zuckerberg is a genius

It's also telling that Instagram CEO and co-founder Kevin Systrom is still running Instagram. He didn't take his Zuck bucks to go create another start-up. Instagram may now be selling ads. But that apparently hasn't ticked off fans of the service that much. Instagram now has 150 million ...

Tech Investors Buy Themselves Some Blue Bottle Coffee

In addition to former investors Index Ventures, Google Ventures and True Ventures, Instagram’s Kevin Systrom, Twitter and Medium co-founder Evan Williams, Twitter investor Chris Sacca, WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg, Flickr and Hunch founder Caterina Fake, investor Joanne Wilson (Fred ...

Facebook’s Star Manager Peter Deng Becomes Instagram Director Of Product To “Do Fewer Things Better”...

Instead, he wants to bring the insights from building all these products to Instagram as he reports to its CEO Kevin Systrom: “I see a lot of the same challenges that Facebook faced in getting to where it is today. How do you build a product organization, how do you understand how people ...

Instagram unveils private video, photo messaging

The founder of the smartphone photo-sharing service, Kevin Systrom, made the announcement in Manhattan, fielding questions from journalists on site and those following all over the world. "I would like to introduce Instagram Direct, a simple way to send photos and videos to your friends ...

Facebook introduces video on Instagram

Photo: Marcio Jose Sanchez Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talks about Instagram's new video... Instagram founder Kevin Systrom talks about an added video feature to the Instagram program at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., Thursday, June 20, 2013. Photo: Marcio Jose Sanchez ...

Instagram wants to use photos to keep people informed about world events

Although Instagram users do not commonly turn to the site to find out what's happening in the world, CEO Kevin Systrom hopes that will change. Instagram may be trying to become a photo-heavy version of Twitter, a major rival service. One of the company's biggest goals is to figure out ...

Blue Bottle Raises $25.75 Million, Including From High-Powered Friends

So perhaps it’s no surprise that some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley — including Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom and Twitter co-founder Evan Williams — are contributing to the coffee seller’s latest fund-raising round. Blue Bottle’s chief executive, James Freeman, confirmed to ...

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