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Peek Into The Lives Of 15 Top Tech Innovators Through Instagram

Rob Nightingale 05-05-2014

If you’re craving a glimpse into the professional and personal lives of some of the top innovators on the web, there’s no better way to get it than Instagram.


Here are 15 individuals who’re working at the top of their industries, from the co-founder of Pinterest to the heads of global marketing agencies, all of whom offer a glimpse into their lives through Instagram.

Christian Sanz (csanz)

San Francisco based Sanz is the Founder and CEO of the aerial robotics platform Skycatch, which is helping to advance drones in various industries 7 Industries Drones Are Set to Revolutionize Seven industries that are ready and braced to be (mostly positively) impacted – if not revolutionized – by drones. Read More , from agriculture to logistics. His Instagram feed is filled with tons of amazing shots of military and civilian UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles).


Mike Krieger (MikeyK)

Co-founder of Instagram, Mike is a Brazilian entrepreneur who’s sharing the love of his dog, food, coffee and landscapes.



 Dennis Crowley (Dens)

Founder of Dodgeball and Foursquare, it’s pretty clear Dennis is a fan of some pretty cool sports and some damn fine food!


Alexis Ohanian (alexisohanian)

Author, startup founder and investor, Alexis (along with Steve Huffman) co-founded Reddit, and has helped launch many other companies including Hipmunk and Breadpig. On his Instagram feed, you’ll see his inner geek, love for food and friends, and plenty of behind the scenes media shots.



Rachel Haot (rachelhaot)

Rachel works with Governor of New York state, Andrew Cuomo,  on helping the way the public and government are engaging online. In between all of this, she’s posting some truly stunning shots of New York City!


Ben Silbermann (bens)

It’s clear that the CEO and Co-Founder of Pinterest is a family guy through-and-through. Perhaps his other interests are organised and published on Pinterest itself, but it’s fascinating to see more of the personal side (and a few inside shots of Pinterest, too) of a high profile entrepreneur such as Silbermann.



 Kevin Systrom (kevin)

With over a million followers, Kevin’s a pretty big personality on Instagram. And being it’s co-founder, so he should be! Follow along to see some shots from his high-flying life of traveling, catwalks, beautiful scenery and tasty coffee.


Kevin Rose (kevinrose)

Partner at Google Ventures (and the guy behind Digg, Revision3, and Milk), Rose seems to be one of the truly nice guys of the tech scene. Recently married, you can see he’s all loved-up, enjoying fine food, tea, and plenty of impressive gadgetry.



Gary Vaynerchuk (garyvee)

Self-confessed master of ‘hustle’, Vaynerchuk is the co-founder and CEO of social media consultancy VaynerMedia, public speaker, best-selling author and social media advocate. Oh, and you’ll soon see he’s also mastered the ‘angry selfie’, which never fails to make you feel as if you’re not quite working (‘hustling’) hard enough.


Pat Flynn (patflynn)

Pat is one of the leaders in the field of ‘passive income’ (with his hugely popular blog Smart Passive Income), sharing his story of how he went from laid-off architect, to earning over $75,000 per month in passive income, to becoming a devoted father of two. Follow him on Instagram to get an honest, behind the scenes look at how he gets so much done.


Biz Stone (bizstone)

Co-founder of mobile app Jelly, Stone opens a window to his family life through his Instagram feed, with an obvious skill for using lighting extremely well.


Richard Branson (richardbranson)

Take a rare glimpse into the extraordinary life of a billionaire, from breaking world records and inspirational quotes to product teasers and plenty of celebrity shots.


Adam D’Angelo (dangelo)

As well has having an amazing eye for Instagram photography, D’Angelo is the CEO and co-founder of Quora, as well as the former CTO of Facebook. His Instagram feed focuses largely on landscape shots, with the occasional bit of food porn thrown in for good measure.


Ben Lerer (benjlerer)

CEO and co-founder of the disruptive Thrillist Media Group, and also one of the winners of the 2013 Ernst & Young’s 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Ben’s feed shows the party lifestyle you’d expect from a high-flying New York entrepreneur.


Sheryl Sandberg (sherylsandberg)

Sheryl is the chief operating officer of Facebook, and was the first woman on the company’s board. She was also named by the Times as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Follow along on Instagram for an inside look at the day-to-day worklife of someone working right at the top of the tech world.


More People to Follow

If you’re looking for even more interesting people to follow, check out our articles on 10 professional photographers to follow on Instagram Learn From The Best: 10 Professional Photographers You Should Follow On Instagram For every professional photographer who takes issue with Instagram, there are many who are happily using the app to reach an additional photo-loving audience. They're worth a follow. Read More , as well as the 10 most followed people on Instagram The 10 Most Followed People on Instagram: Should You Follow Them Too? This is not our top 10 of Instagram. It's actually the top 10 accounts based entirely on the number of followers each one of them has. Do they merit the hype? Should you follow them... Read More .

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    May 12, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    I think it's PatFlynn, not PattFlynn

    • Rob
      May 12, 2014 at 8:36 pm

      Correct! I'll get this changed! Thanks for the comment!

  2. Rob
    May 10, 2014 at 12:42 pm
  3. Matthew H
    May 8, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    " Rose seems to be one of the truly nice guys of the tech scene"

    I think the racoons would disagree with you.