Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, the co-founders of the
photo-sharing app Instagram, have resigned and plan to leave the
company in coming weeks, according to people with direct knowledge
of the matter. The exits add to the challenges facing Instagram’s
parent company, Facebook.
Mr. Systrom, Instagram’s chief executive, and Mr. Krieger, the
chief technical officer, notified Instagram’s leadership team and
Facebook on Monday of their decision to leave, said the people,
who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not
authorized to discuss the matter publicly.
Systrom has guided Instagram’s design and experience all along. This isn’t one of those cases where these two had mentally checked out long ago and are now just making it official — it’s a big deal for Instagram. Interesting, too, that they’re leaving together.