The Instagram Investment Eco-System
Instagram has been growing at an incredible pace. With the careful introduction of controlled ad products, the economic landscape of Instagram is quickly changing. Instagram’s growth and success has caused new businesses around Instagram to spring up and affected how brands approach this new marketing channel. Hear RBC share details on Instagram’s ecosystem, revenue(s), valuations, and the hot spaces to watch.
About J.T. Stephens
J.T. Stephens is a Vice President on the Technology Investment Banking Team at RBC Capital Markets, where he focuses on the Digital Media and Software sectors. During his career in investment banking, he has been involved 60+ transactions representing over $20B in transaction value. Prior to RBC, J.T. worked at Six Apart, Ltd. where he ran business operations for the Company’s Online Media division. Before his tenure at Six Apart, J.T. was an Assistant Vice President at Overstock.com, where he managed various business development, product development, and online marketing initiatives. He also spent two years as an Investment Banking Analyst at Robertson Stephens and experienced the tech bubble first hand. J.T. graduated with a BA in English Literature from the University California, Berkeley and an MBA in Finance, Entrepreneurship and Corporate Strategy from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.