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April 4, 2012

The Instagram Success Story: Infographic

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Instagram  started in in San Francisco, when Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger chose to focus their multi-featured HTML5 check-in project Burbn on mobile photography. 
The product launched in Apple's App Store on October 6, 2010
In September 2011 version 2.0 went live in the App Store.
On April 3, 2012, Instagram for Android was released.

Instagram's Success  Story
By December 2010, Instagram had one million registered users In June 2011 Instagram announced five million users,passing ten million in September the same year.
Instagram announced that 100 million photos had been uploaded to its service as of July 2011. The total reached 150 million in August

Instagram's Funding
On March 5, 2010, Systrom closed a $500,000 seed funding round from Baseline Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz while working on Burbn

Instagram raised $7 million in Series A funding from  Benchmark CapitalJack DorseyChris Sacca (through Capital fund), and Adam D'Angelo

Instagram's Claim To Fame : Awards
 1.  June 2011, Inc. Magazine included co-founders Systrom and Krieger in its 2011 "30 Under 30" list.
 2.  In September 2011, Instagram won "Best Locally Made App" in the SF Weekly Web Awards.
 3.  7x7 Magazine's September 2011 issue featured Systrom and Krieger on the cover of their “The Hot 20 2011” issue.
4.  In December 2011, Apple Inc. named Instagram "App of the Year" for 2011.
5.  In January 2011, Instagram was the runner-up for “Best Mobile App” at the 2010 TechCrunch Crunchies.