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
Version 1 of Instagram (Mobile App)
Stats of Instagram (Pre-Sale)
Full Year 1 of Instagram
OCT 2009 to SEP 2010
Extras of Instagram
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 Articles of Incorporation
2012 FEB Texts messages about acquisition offer from Facebook
2021 JAN How We Took Instagram To A Billion Users