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Instagram founders resign to explore “curiosity and creativity again”



Kevin Systrom (R) and Mike Krieger

The co-founders of Instagram Kevi Systrom and Mike Krieger have announced that they are leaving the company they sold to Facebook for $1bn six years ago.

Kevin and Mike made this known on their Instagram pages, releasing the same statement on their platforms.

The want to “explore our curiosity and creativity again,” their statement said.

The statement said:

@mikeyk and I are grateful for the last eight years at Instagram and six years with the Facebook team. We’ve grown from 13 people on the team to over a thousand with offices around the world, all while building products used and loved by a community of over one billion. We’ve loved learning to scale a company and nurture an enormous global community. And we couldn’t have done it without our amazing Instagram team, and the support of @zuck, @sherylsandberg, @schrep, and @chriscox at Facebook – we’ve learned so much from all of you. Now, we’re ready for our next chapter.

We’re planning on taking some time off to explore our curiosity and creativity again. Building new things requires that we step back, understand what inspires us and match that with what the world needs; that’s what we plan to do.

We remain excited for the future of Instagram and Facebook in the coming years as we transition from leaders to just two users in a billion. Thank you for being part of Instagram’s community. It’s been (and will continue to be) an honor ??

Photo Credit: @kevin


  1. larz

    September 25, 2018 at 10:34 am

    Hmmm hmmmm

    Not one both both of them want to explore curiosity creativity at the same time!. I smell drama

  2. mee

    September 25, 2018 at 11:43 am

    me I am just wondering when our education and welfare system will permit stuff like this. Mircrosoft, facebook, instagram were apps conceived by boys……like we will describe them in our clime. God help us.

    but then my mind tells me there will come a time that the black race will indeed rule the world like the whites are doing now. Not racist just a shift.

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