Instagram is one of these crazy web start-up companies that seem to go from zero to a billion in nano-seconds. (Like my tech-talk?) This great article on them in Business Week from February tells of how 2 twenty-something guys founded this company eight months ago (four at the time the article was written) with no office, business plan, financing, or even a web address, and now have 1.75 million users who upload 290,000 photos a day (that was in February - I bet it is way more now)! They just raised 7 million dollars in venture capital to, among other things, develop the Android app, from high-profile (in the tech world) investors including Jack Dorsey, a Twitter founder, and Matt Cohler, who used to be with Facebook. Doesn't that just blow your mind? Suddenly the idea of starting my own business seems a lot less intimidating! Now I just need to figure out how to be a twenty-something guy - they always seem to be the heros of these stories... (Oh and by the way, this is a spontaneous, un-sponsored post, as they all are!)
The totally random kid above does indeed look shocked.