Instagram Founders Were Helped by Bay Area Connections - NYTimes.com
Niall Kennedy stashed this in Instagram!
New York Times story on the people connections that helped Instagram find cofounders, stay online, recruit engineers, gain influential followers, and raise money.
First big check for Burbn was $250k from Steve Anderson initiated by a demo at a Hunch party at Madrone Art Bar.
25,000 users in the first 24 hours, Instagram grew to 300,000 by Week 3. The Android app brought in 1 million new users in 24 hours.
I love these three lessons:
1. Timing matters.
2. You make your own luck.
3. Your social ties are directly correlated to your success.