Mike Krieger

Instagram Co-Founder

Mike Krieger is a Brazilian software engineer and entrepreneur, most famous for Co-Founding Instagram with Kevin Systrom in 2010. Though he was born in São Paulo, Brazil, Mike moved to California to attend Stanford in 2004, kickstarting his journey into business and technology.

Stanford provided Mike with both academic and business opportunities, between 2004 and 2008. After completing a BS in Symbolic Systems, he went on to achieve a Masters in the same subject, strengthening his knowledge in computer science, linguistics, philosophy, and psychology. As one of the select 12 participants to take part in Stanford’s high-tech entrepreneurship program, Mike developed the skills needed for an influential career. During the latter part of his degree, Mike worked as an Oral Communications Officer, carrying out one-on-one sessions with students as well as attending class visits to discuss Oral Communications.

Prior to Co-Founding Instagram, Mike maintained a successful career from Microsoft to Meebo. Whilst interning as a Program Manager for Microsoft in 2006, Mike worked as an Advising Fellow with Symbolic Systems Program, uniting Cognitive Science, Psychology, Computer Science, Philosophy, and Linguistics through organized events. After his first internship, Mike completed another internship in 2007 as a Product Developer with Foxmarks, designing and implementing features for next-generation search engines. Before he developed Instagram, Mike’s last job role was as a User Experience Designer and Engineer at Meebo, prototyping and testing new products. Throughout his career history, Mike discovered the tricks of the trade necessary for creating his next major project.

In 2010, alongside Kevin Systrom, Mike designed & developed the application, Instagram. Over nearly a decade, Mike developed the company to what it is today, using his knowledge to produce updates, expand the company and provide millions of customers with the photo-sharing service; in 2012, Instagram raised $50 million from venture capitalists with a $500 million valuation. Though he resigned in 2018, Mike’s influence on the Social Media industry is still visible today.

To book Mike Krieger as the technology speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Mike is known to cover the following topics:

  • App Development
  • Facebook, Twitter & Snapchat
  • Drive & Determination
  • Peak Performance
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Starting A Business