Kevin Systrom made the prototype of what later became Burbn and pitched it to Baseline Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz at a party. After the first meeting, he decided to quit his job in order to explore whether or not Burbn could become a company.
Within 2 weeks of quitting his job, he received $500,000 seed funding round from both Baseline Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz. While in San Francisco, Systrom and Mike Krieger built Burbn, a HTML 5 check-in service, into a product that allowed users to do many things: check in to locations, make plans (future check-ins), earn points for hanging out with friends, post pictures, and much more.
However, recalling their studies in Mayfield Fellows Program, Krieger and Systrom identified that Burbn contained too many features and the users did not want a complicated product. They decided to focus on one specific feature, photo-sharing. The development of Burbn led to creation of Instagram. A month after launching, Instagram had grown to 1 million users. A year later, Instagram hit more than 10 million users. In April 2012, Instagram was sold to Facebook for $1 billion in cash and stock, along with 13 employees.
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