The Instagram founders are out… from the business they started eight long years ago in San Francisco. CEO Kevin Systrom and CTO Mike Krieger went from a small photo-sharing app created in a co-working space to a world-wide app used by 1 billion people today. The app quickly attracted millions of users and was sold to Facebook in 2012 $1 billion.
With Facebook’s help… IG took over even further and added additional features like videos, stories, and even television. But the co-founders announced, “We’re planning on taking some time off to explore our curiosity and creativity again.” Systrom and Krieger will go from leaders of the app to two of the billion everyday users.
It seems like an amicable separation… however, Bloomberg News reported that Systrom and Krieger are leaving because of tensions with Zuckerberg. The resignation comes six months after the founder of WhatsApp, Jan Koum, announced he was going. The other WhatsApp founder also left in 2017 and supported people deleting their Facebook accounts because of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Will Systrom and Krieger be the next to ‘spill tea’ on Facebook?