Mike Krieger

Mike Krieger

Instagram co-creator

San Francisco Bay Area
Computer Software

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Mike Krieger's Overview

  • Co-founder & Director of Engineering at Instagram
  • Product Development Intern at Foxmarks, Inc.
  • Program Manager Intern at Microsoft

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Mike Krieger's Experience

Co-founder & Director of Engineering


Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Computer Software industry

June 2010Present (4 years 4 months) San Francisco, CA

Kevin Systrom & I started Instagram in mid-2010, and both designed & developed the application. I've spent the last few years scaling the Instagram engineering team into a 50+ person organization, now within FB.

User Experience Designer & Engineer

Meebo, Inc

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Internet industry

January 2009May 2010 (1 year 5 months) Mountain View, CA

Prototyped & tested several new products. Later transitioned to designing & developing the internal & external stats and visualization tools for our partners.

Advising Fellow

Symbolic Systems Program

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

September 2006December 2008 (2 years 4 months)

Organizing events, presentations, and other activities related to Symbolic Systems, a Stanford interdisciplinary program that unites Cognitive Science, Psychology, Computer Science, Philosophy, and Linguistics. Holding office hours for current majors and prospective students to receive advice about the major and related classes.

Oral Communications Tutor

Stanford University

Educational Institution; 5001-10,000 employees; Higher Education industry

January 2005August 2008 (3 years 8 months)

One-on-one sessions with students who have upcoming presentations in their classes, as well as class visits to explain broader points about Oral Communications. Also, through this position and my work at Microsoft, I've been invited to speak at Oral Communications-centered courses on the art and science of visual aids and effective use of slideware.

Product Development Intern

Foxmarks, Inc.

June 2007September 2007 (4 months)

Designing and implementing features for next-gen search engine. Took features from paper prototypes to implementation in Python/JS/HTML.

Program Manager Intern


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; MSFT; Computer Software industry

June 2006September 2006 (4 months)

Coordinated feature teams (Program Manager, Test, and Development) to implement and polish features in PowerPoint and OfficeArt. Work focused on accessibility, photo import with the Photo Album, and successful management of features as product moved towards ship date. Several features already shipped as part of the Beta 2 Technical Refresh.

Mike Krieger's Languages

  • Portuguese

Mike Krieger's Skills & Expertise

  1. Entrepreneurship
  2. Human Computer Interaction
  3. Product Development
  4. User Experience
  5. Mobile Devices
  6. Interaction Design
  7. User Interface

Mike Krieger's Education

Stanford University

MS, Symbolic Systems - Human-Computer Interaction


Stanford University

BS, Symbolic Systems (Human-Computer Interaction, Psychology, Philosophy, Computer Science)


Stanford University

Mayfield Fellow


Selective 12-person high-tech entrepreneurship program at Stanford.

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