Founding History of Instagram

Founded by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger.

Purchased the burbn.com domain name in September 2009.

Started design and development work for Burbn in October 2009.

Incorporated as Burbn Inc. in February 2010.

Launched Burbn in open beta in March 2010.

Purchased the instagr.am domain name in June 2010.

Launched Instagram in closed beta in September 2010 and in the App Store in October 2010.

Purchased instagram.com domain name in March 2011.

Changed the company name to Instagram Inc. in January 2012.

Raised $57 million in 4 funding rounds.

Accepted acquisition offer from Facebook in April 2012.

Headquartered in Menlo Park (US).

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Year 1 of Instagram

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Version 1 of Instagram (Mobile App)

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SEP 2010

Stats of Instagram (Pre-Sale)

2009 to 2012

Full Year 1 of Instagram

Y1 of Instagram.pdf

OCT 2009 to SEP 2010

Extras of Instagram

2010 FEB.pdf

2010 FEB Articles of Incorporation

2011 FEB Instagram: The Launch

2011 MAR Kevin Systrom interviewed at Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco

2011 MAY From Stanford to Startup

2011 OCT Kevin Systrom of Instagram

2012 JAN.pdf

2012 JAN Articles of Incorporation

Text messages about acquisition from Facebook.pdf

2012 FEB Texts messages about acquisition offer from Facebook

2021 JAN How We Took Instagram To A Billion Users