Instagram: Kevin Systrom & Mike Krieger Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger launched their photo-sharing app with a server that crashed every other hour. Despite a chaotic start, Instagram became one of the most popular apps in the world.
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Instagram: Kevin Systrom & Mike Krieger

Instagram: Kevin Systrom & Mike Krieger

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Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger launched their photo-sharing app with a server that crashed every other hour. Despite a chaotic start, Instagram became one of the most popular apps in the world.

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&quot;This is it, we&#039;ve built this great thing and we&#039;ve totally messed it up.&quot; — Mike Krieger, co-founder of Instagram, about the night the company launched.
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