Instagram's Kevin Systrom: The Stanford Billionaire Machine Strikes Again
This kind of buyout often means game over for founders, but with Instagram Systrom and Krieger are likely still in their first quarter. Unlike his other acquisitions, which are quickly absorbed into Facebook, Zuckerberg has publicly pledged to let Systrom run Instagram independently. Systrom and Krieger can use Facebook’s muscle to scale and shape Instagram into a more substantial service. Their goal: transforming Instagram from a photo app for sharing pics of puppies and pizza into a media company that communicates through photos.