V1Y1 tracks the Versions 1 and Years 1 of Tech Startups

Instagram History: Year 1

Who are the founders of Instagram?

Instagram was founded by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger.

When did Instagram purchase its domain name?

Instagram purchased the burbn.com domain name in September 2009, the instagr.am domain name in June 2010, and the instagram.com domain name in March 2011.

When did design and development efforts start at Instagram?

Instagram started design and development efforts for the Burbn app in October 2009.

When was Instagram incorporated?

Instagram incorporated as Burbn Inc. in February 2010 and its name to Instagram Inc. in January 2012.

When did Instagram launch publicly?

Instagram launched the Burbn app in open beta in March 2010 and the Instagram app in closed beta in September 2010 and in the App Store in October 2010.

How much venture capital did Instagram raise?

Instagram raised $57 million USD in 4 funding rounds.

When was Instagram acquired?

Instagram accepted an acquisition offer from Facebook in April 2012.

Where was Instagram headquartered?

Instagram was/is headquartered in Menlo Park (US).

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What happened during the year 1 of Instagram?

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What was the version 1 of Instagram like?

MAR 2010

SEP 2010

What are some of the pre-sale stats for Instagram?

2009 to 2012

What were some of the extra materials about 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