As the former CEO of Instagram, Kevin Systrom helped the app grow to the monolith that it is today. Under his rule, 800 million monthly users flocked to share their #outfitoftheday and #mondaymotivation, firmly positioning Instagram as one of the most popular social media platforms in the application store. Listed on America's Richest Entrepreneurs Under 40 of 2016, Kevin is the ideal business speaker for any event, due to his comprehensive understanding of strategy, organisation and productivity. For corporate audiences, his insightful speeches are invaluable, fuelled by results-driven experience and containing actionable strategies.
In 2010, Kevin co-founded Instagram with Mike Krieger. Originally a simple video and photo sharing networking service, it has since been sold to Facebook for $1 billion. In an interview, Kevin described the partnership with Facebook, stating how "we got to pair up with a juggernaut of a company that understands how to grow". Kevin's knowledge and expertise, influenced by Facebook's incomparable success, instills in corporate audiences the strategies needed to lead a market.
Kevin's positive influence on Instagram developed unique features popular amongst users, like filters, geotargetable images and named locations. In 2015, Instagram housed over 40 billion photos, and in the following year, boasted 500 million active users. Since leaving the company in 2018, Kevin has dedicated his time to his public speaking career, extending his reach to reputable companies across the world. In celebration of such an influential position, he was named on Forbes 30 under 30 List in 2014.
Since gaining his first taste of business while on the Mayfield Fellows Program at Stanford University, he joined Google to work on Gmail, Google Calendar, Docs and Spreadsheets. He then moved to Nextstop, where he combined location check-ins and popular social media games to revolutionise online interactions. Inspired by his work, he went on to create Burbn, a HTML 5 check-in service that allowed users to check into locations and make plans with friends. As an after dinner speaker, Kevin reflects upon his career, inviting audiences to travel through his life as a greatly influential businessman.