Kevin Systrom is an American entrepreneur who co-founded Instagram, the photo and video sharing social networking platform. Born in Holliston, Massachusetts, Systrom graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Management Science and Engineering. He started his career as an intern at Odeo, which later became Twitter. He would then work on various consumer teams at Google and in quantitative marketing. In 2010, Systrom co-founded Instagram with Mike Krieger, and within a few years, the app had hundreds of millions users. Facebook acquired Instagram in 2012 for $1 billion, and Systrom continued to lead the company until 2018, when he resigned to pursue research for his next company. In January of this year, Systrom launched Artifact, a personalized news and content reading application driven by the latest advances in machine learning. He is passionate about the next chapter of social media being driven by artificial intelligence and has dedicated the last few years to building this company.
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