Instagram founders Mike Krieger, left, and Kevin Systrom.Jim Bennett/WireImage/GettyImages
- When Instagram was bought by Facebook in 2012, it only had 13 employees — including founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger.
- While many of the early employees are still at Instagram, several have gone on to other startups, have launched their own companies, or have left the tech world altogether.
- Systrom and Krieger stayed at Instagram until September 2018. These days, they're working on a new website to track the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.
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Instagram has come a long way in the last decade.
In 2010, it was a fledgling location- and photo-sharing app named Burbn that founder Kevin Systrom worked on in his spare time. Eventually, he brought on cofounder Mike Krieger, pivoting the app to primarily focus on photography.
But Instagram was famously slow to hire employees — Systrom reportedly only wanted to bring on new hires that were truly passionate about the app — and by the time Instagram was acquired in April 2012, the company only had 13 employees, including Systrom and Krieger.
With the help of Sarah Frier's new book, "No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram," we've compiled the full roster of Instagram employees at the most important moment in the company's history: when it was acquired by Facebook for $1 billion. Many employees are still at the company, while others have gone on to start their own companies or have left the tech world entirely.
Here are Instagram's first 13 employees, and where they've ended up since. Read the original article on Business Insider