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Description:   Silicon Valley is one of the few places where a 27-year-old Web entrepreneur can parlay a photo-sharing application with no known source of revenue into $1 billion — in two years.

Source:  Bloomberg.com

Date: 04/10/2012

Link:  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-04-10/instagram-s-systrom-builds-1-billion-application-in-two-years.html

Questions for discussion:

  • Do you think the background experience of these two entrepreneurs had anything to do with their success this time?
  • What factors contributed to the rapid growth rate?
  • How will Facebook be able to monetize this product?
  • Do you agree with the valuation?

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