The Team Facebook Bought for $1 Billion

Josh Riedel
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Josh Riedel

Role: Community and partnerships

While Riedel doesn't boast the Stanford connection, he has had experience at both Facebook (with Zuckerberg) and Nextstop.com (with Systrom). Riedel’s knowledge of the user is integral not only to Instagram, but also to Facebook. At Facebook in 2007 he gathered feedback, identified trends, and determined whether users’ reports of abuse violated Facebook’s Terms of Use. While these issues are different in 2011 than they were in 2007, Riedel has the right experience to tackle them again and be the bridge between Instagram and Facebook users. Already there has been a backlash about privacy concerns from Instagram users.