Instagram founders are leaving their company.
Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger founded the photo-sharing app back in 2010. Facebook acquired it in 2012 for $1 billion. Instagram’s success is evident in its user numbers running into tens of millions and a growth reportedly faster than Facebook itself.
But now, Systrom, Instagram's CEO, and Krieger, its chief technology officer, have decided to take some “time off” to explore their “curiosity and creativity again," according to Systrom’s post late Monday. "Building new things requires that we step back, understand what inspires us and match that with what the world needs; that's what we plan to do."