Instagram was founded by Kevin Systrom back in late 2010 and by 2012 had 15 million users and was growing fast, super fast. So much so that Sequoia lead a $50 million round at a $500 million valuation only to sell a week later to Facebook for a billion. Now, three years later, Instagram has over 400 million daily active users — more than Twitter — and continues to grow a rapid clip. For this week’s video, hear Kevin Systrom share his story about Instagram from back in 2012.
From YouTube: Kevin Rose sits down with Kevin Systrom, founder of the popular social photo sharing app, Instagram. They chat about Systrom’s growing up with computers, his time spent at Stanford, and landing an internship at a startup destined to be worth billions. This ultimately led to launching Instagram which is now 15 million users strong and one of the fastest growing social networks on the planet!