instaLens: From startup to global in a year – The college dropout who started a tech company that went global within a year. It's a story familiar with many a Hollywood biopic. It's also what happened to Trent Pike (pictured left), co-director of instaLens, a South African startup responsible for some of Instagram's hottest accessories.
instaLens: From startup to global in a year – instaLens' range of attachable camera lenses have caused ripples within both the Instagram and professional photographic communities for their ease of use -- and more importantly, the beautiful images they're able to produce using only a smartphone.
instaLens: From startup to global in a year – With high-profile early adopters and a global community piqued, Pike knew taking instaLens global required his undivided attention. It was either quit studying or "let go of [the] dream completely," Pike says. In the end "it was a pretty easy decision to make."