Instagram

Instagram

Instagram is a Menlo Park based photo-sharing social media platform.

Instagram is a photo-sharing social media platform headquartered in Menlo Park, California. It also has offices in San Francisco and New York City. Instagram was founded in 2010 by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. The platform allows users to take and share photos and stories, apply filters, and directly message other users on iOS and Android based devices. In January 2020, Instagram reported that it had 1 billion average monthly users.

The company was acquired by Facebook in 2012 for $1 billion. The company launched IGTV in 2018, a video sharing app. In September 2018, Instagram founders Systrom and Krieger resigned from the Instagram.

Adam Mosseri became the head executive of Instagram following the founder's departure. Mosseri has led efforts to make the platform a more positive space for users through "Project Daisy" which aims to curb bullying and encourage better mental health through hiding likes count on users publicly visible profiles.

Timeline

July 16, 2020

Instagram launches its redesigned Shop, now powered by Facebook Pay.

June 23, 2020

Instagram announces it's expanding access to Instagram Shopping to more businesses, including creators who want to sell their own merchandise.

May 27, 2020

Instagram announces several new features including ads on IGTV videos, digital badges that fans can purchase through Instagram Live, merchandise sales through Instagram Shopping and an expansion of Brand Collabs Manager, which facilitates sponsored campaigns between companies and creators.

February 6, 2020

Instagram launches 'following categories' that divides the list of who you follow into batches including "most seen in feed" and "least interacted with".

May 2019

Instagram hides likes count on posts in several countries

The new test is rolling out in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Italy, Japan and Brazil.

December 10, 2018

Instagram launches walkie-talkie voice messaging

April 5, 2012

Instagram raises a $50,000,000 series B round from Thrive Capital, Sequoia Capital and Greylock Partners.

2012

Facebook acquires Instagram for $1 billion in 2012.

February 2, 2011

Instagram raises a $7,000,000 series A round from Jack Dorsey, Adam D'Angelo and Chris Sacca.

March 5, 2010

Instagram raises a $500,000 seed round from Andreessen Horowitz.

Funding rounds

Funding round
Funding type
Funding round amount (USD)
Funding round date
Investment
Instagram Series B round
Series B round
50,000,000
April 5, 2012
Greylock Partners
Sequoia Capital
Thrive Capital
Instagram Series A round
Series A round
7,000,000
February 2, 2011
Adam D'Angelo
Chris Sacca
Jack Dorsey
Instagram seed round
Seed round
500,000
March 5, 2010
Andreessen Horowitz (a16z)
3 Results
Page 1 of 1
Results per page:
Powered by Golden Research Engine

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Aakanksha Raina

Employee

Abdulkadir Turan

Employee

Adrian Muñoz Urgel

Employee

Alastair Cotterill

Employee

Alberto Tretti

Employee

Aleksandr Padalko

Employee

Alex Beals

Employee

Alex Hollander

Employee

Alex Karpenko

Employee

Alex Klopčič

Employee

Alex Thebez

Employee

Alexander Mayes

Employee

Alexandra Benet

Employee

Alexandre Sahyoun

Employee

Alfredo Rondon

Employee

Alice Hau

Employee

Alison Zisopulos

Employee

Allan Holmes

Employee

Allison Busacca

Employee

Ally Keller

Employee

Alyssa Fallon

Employee

Amanda Kelso

Employee

Amanda Lim

Employee

Amanda Strickler

Employee

Amina Shah

Employee

Page 1 of 13

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Anthony Ha
August 13, 2020
TechCrunch
Epic Games takes on Apple, Instagram fixes a security issue and Impossible Foods raises $200 million. This is your Daily Crunch for August 13, 2020. The big story: Apple removes Fortnite from the App Store The controversy over Apple's App Store policies has expanded to include Epic Games and its hit title Fortnite. The company [...]
Robert Burnson | Bloomberg
August 12, 2020
@bsindia
In the new lawsuit, filed Monday in state court in Redwood City, California, the company is accused of collecting, storing and profiting from the biometrics of more than 100 million Instagram users
Nosheen Iqbal
August 9, 2020
the Guardian
Instagram 'censorship' of black model's photo reignites claims of race bias | Instagram | The Guardian
Kari Paul
August 7, 2020
the Guardian
Instagram Reels: Facebook's history of 'adapting' competitors' familiar features | Instagram | The Guardian
Stacy Liberatore
August 6, 2020
Mail Online
Instagram claims a bug shielded President Donald Trump from negative hashtags while allowing such tags about Joe Biden, some derogatory, stay visible on the platform.
IANS
August 6, 2020
@bsindia
The OnePlus 8, 8 Pro and Nord have left several users annoyed as these devices come pre-installed with Facebook family of apps and services that cannot be uninstalled
Taylor Hatmaker
August 5, 2020
TechCrunch
Instagram apparently handled searches for popular hashtags related to the two presidential candidates differently, pointing Joe Biden search queries toward often negative related hashtags while making no such suggestions in corresponding searches pertaining to President Trump. A new report by the Tech Transparency Project details the strange platform behavior. In the report, the tech watchdog [...]
Arielle Pardes
August 5, 2020
Wired
The company is wooing creators with features they know and love, on a platform President Trump doesn't publicly hate.
Taylor Lorenz
August 3, 2020
www.nytimes.com
The uncertainty over the future of the wildly popular video app has brought chaos to its user community -- and to the entertainment and advertising industries as well.
Laura Snapes
July 29, 2020
the Guardian
Madonna pictured in 2019. Photograph: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP
Katie Bishop
July 27, 2020
the Guardian
Why are millennials and Gen Z turning to Instagram as a news source? | Life and style | The Guardian
Gary Vaynerchuk
July 21, 2020
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
Joe Pinkstone
July 21, 2020
Mail Online
The feature will be trialled initially in the US, UK and Ireland and builds on a shift from users who have been using the platform to raise awareness of certain issues.
Sarah Perez
July 18, 2020
TechCrunch
This week we look at the political intersections between the app stores and international relations. There's other news around regulations and lawsuits, and for fun we look at some new emoji.
By James Pero For Dailymail.com
July 16, 2020
Mail Online
Sources familiar with the matter say the social media giant roll out the feature, called Reels, to 50 countries across the world. TechCrunch confirmed that Reels will be available in the US next month.
By James Pero For Dailymail.com
July 16, 2020
Mail Online
Instagram's redesigned Shop section will add several new features including personalized product recommendations and the ability to preview exclusive launches in the Shop tab.
Sarah Perez
July 16, 2020
TechCrunch
Earlier this month, Instagram began testing new navigation in its app that gave its shopping destination a more prominent position. Today, the company is moving forward with its plans to promote Instagram as a place to shop with the launch of its new Instagram Shop, a place to shop from inside Instagram Explore, as well [...]
Neha Alawadhi
July 8, 2020
@bsindia
Reels offers a new way to create and share short videos on Instagram, says Facebook.
Sarah Perez
July 7, 2020
TechCrunch
Instagram today is starting a small global test of the Instagram Shop tab, first announced this May, which allows Instagram users to shop from top brands and creators via a new tab in the app's navigation bar with just one tap. Here, users will be able to filter products by categories, as they can today [...]
IANS
July 3, 2020
@bsindia
Sony Playstation has joined over 400 advertisers who have decided to pull out ads from Facebook and Instagram over its failure to curb hate speech and misinformation.
SHOW MORE

References

Page 1 of 2
Golden logo
Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0; additional terms apply. By using this site, you agree to our Terms & Conditions.