Kevin Systrom

Kevin Systrom
CEO, Instagram


Kevin is CEO of Burbn, inc. – the company that makes the popular iPhone app Instagram. Originally from Boston, Kevin moved to the Bay Area to attend Stanford to study Finance and Decision Analysis. Very quickly, he got wrapped up in the world of entrepreneurship and landed a gig at Odeo as an intern working with Evan Williams and Jack Dorsey. After a two year stint of working at Google on the Gmail team and Corporate Development, Kevin worked at Nextstop which was purchased by Facebook. Kevin then decided to take the plunge and start Burbn, inc. with a focus on creating a new way of communicating and sharing in the real world. Their first product, Instagram was an instant hit – shooting to the top of the charts and gaining over 100,000 users in the first week.


Workshop 2005
Cass Phillipps (Webwallflower Events), Janice Fraser (LUXr), Kevin Systrom (Instagram), Manu Kumar (K9 Ventures)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 12 ratings)
"If you haven't failed 5x more than you have succeeded, you're not prepared for success," - Jay Adelson, FailCon 2010. A new venture will fail in dozens ways: design, scaling, customer service, team development and more. Learn the most common mistakes entrepreneurs make, what ruins startups and new projects in their first year, and how you can best prepare from those who have gotten through it." Read more.
Product 2009
Kevin Systrom (Instagram)
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 5 ratings)
In this talk, Kevin (CEO Burbn, inc.) will explore the history of Instagram; how it started, how it evolved, and the big decisions we made along the way to change course and bet big on photos and a native iPhone app. Read more.
Moderated by:
Liz Gannes (All Things D)
Kevin Systrom (Instagram), Adam Rugel (Trazzler), Tim Roberts (Fitbit ), Tony Stubblebine (CrowdVine), Rabble Evan Henshaw-Plath (, Dom Sagolla (iPhoneDevCamp)
Average rating: ****.
(4.17, 6 ratings)
In March 2006, a small podcasting startup called Odeo launched a side project. You now know that side project as Twitter. Interestingly, Twitter is just one of the companies that came out of Odeo; seven employees-- or more than half the of the company-- went on directly to found other ventures, including, Square, Trazzler and CrowdVine. Read more.
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