19 Facts About Kevin Systrom


Kevin Systrom was born on December 30, 1983 and is an American computer programmer and entrepreneur.

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Kevin Systrom co-founded Instagram, the world's largest photo sharing website, along with Mike Krieger.

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Kevin Systrom was included on the list of America's Richest Entrepreneurs Under 40 2016.

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Kevin Systrom resigned as the CEO of Instagram on September 24, 2018.

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Kevin Systrom is the son of Diane, a marketing executive at Zipcar, who worked at Monster and Swapit during the first dotcom bubble, and Douglas Systrom, Vice President in Human Resources at TJX Companies.

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Kevin Systrom attended Middlesex School in Concord, Massachusetts, where he was introduced to computer programming.

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Kevin Systrom's interest grew from playing Doom 2 and creating his own levels as a child.

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Kevin Systrom worked at Boston Beat, a vinyl record music store in Boston, while he was in high school.

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Kevin Systrom attended Stanford University and graduated in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in management science and engineering.

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Kevin Systrom turned down a recruitment offer from Mark Zuckerberg and instead spent the winter term of his third year in Florence, where he studied photography.

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Kevin Systrom spent two years at Google as a product marketer; Systrom left Google out of frustration of not being moved into the Associate Product Manager program.

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Kevin Systrom made the prototype of what later became Burbn and pitched it to Baseline Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz at a party.

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Kevin Systrom came up with the idea while on a vacation in Mexico when his girlfriend was unwilling to post her photos because they did not look good enough when taken by the iPhone 4 camera.

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Subsequently, Kevin Systrom developed the X-Pro II filter that is still in use on Instagram today.

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Kevin Systrom stated in an interview with Bloomberg that the pros of becoming a part of Facebook were that "we got to pair up with a juggernaut of a company that understands how to grow, understands how to build a business, has one of the best, if not the best, management team in tech and we got to use them as our resource".

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On September 24, 2018, it was announced that Kevin Systrom resigned from Instagram and would be leaving in few weeks.

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Kevin Systrom argued that 'you can trace the roots of every feature anyone has in their app, somewhere in the history of technology' and that this was simply 'just the way Silicon Valley works.

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In February 2016, Kevin Systrom met with Pope Francis at the Vatican, where they discussed the power of images in uniting people "across borders, cultures and generations".

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On October 31, 2016, Kevin Systrom married Nicole Kevin Systrom, founder and CEO of clean-energy investment firm Sutro Energy Group, in Napa, California.

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