Wattpad Pressroom

Wattpad Pressroom

About Wattpad

  • 60+million
    monthly audience
  • 15billion
    minutes spent per month
  • 400+million
    story uploads
  • 90%
    of all activity is on mobile
  • 50+
    languages supported

Wattpad’s vision is to entertain and connect the world through stories. The global multiplatform entertainment company uses the power of community and technology to enable the creation and distribution of content across a variety of formats. Its flagship app, Wattpad, is home to a community of 55 million people who spend over 15 billion minutes a month engaged in original stories. Tap by Wattpad, the company’s second storytelling product, offers short, chat-based stories in over a dozen languages. Widely recognized as the leader in social storytelling, the company established Wattpad Labs, an innovation lab for those passionate about the future of entertainment to develop the next breakthrough storytelling product alongside Wattpad. Wattpad Studios co-produces stories for film, television, digital and print, together with industry partners. Wattpad Brand Solutions offers a full suite of advertising products to help brands build deep engagement with Millennial and Gen Z consumers. The company is proudly based in Toronto, Canada. Learn more at wattpad.com.

Founders

Allen Lau

Allen Lau

CEO and Co-founder

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Wattpad Co-founder and CEO Allen Lau leads the company’s efforts to transform how people discover, create, and engage with stories across multiple platforms, including the top-rated Wattpad app. Today, entertainment companies work with Wattpad to adapt stories for other platforms; these stories have become blockbuster movies, hit television series, and bestselling books around the world.

A leader in the local startup ecosystem, Allen is a member of the Canadian Council of Innovators, a lobby group that advances the interests of Canadian technology companies startups at all levels of government. Allen is also the co-founder of Two Small Fish Ventures, a fund that invests in Toronto and Waterloo-based early stage internet companies with strong network effects.

Prior to Wattpad, Allen co-founded FeedM8, a mobile advertising company that was later acquired. Previously, he co-founded Tira Wireless where he helped leading brands optimize content for mobile delivery.

Allen received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Toronto’s Electrical Engineering program.

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Ivan Yuen

Ivan Yuen

CPO and Co-founder

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As Chief Product Officer and co-founder of Wattpad, Ivan Yuen ensures the company’s technical strategy aligns with business objectives. Prior to Wattpad, Ivan co-founded FeedM8 and served as the company’s CTO. Before that he was one of the first employees of Tira Wireless, where he helped grow the technical team and developed new and emerging wireless technologies.

Ivan graduated from the University of Waterloo with a degree in Computer Engineering and also earned an MBA from the Rotman School of Management.

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Brand Assets

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  1. Wattpad endorses a particular product or service, or
  2. you have a business relationship with Wattpad.

Please do not alter, stretch, condense, embellish, add sparkles to, or otherwise change our logo in any way. We’re pretty proud of our logo, and we’d like to keep it as it is.

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Investors

  • USV
  • Khosla Ventures
  • OMERS Ventures
  • Golden Venture Partners
  • AME Cloud Ventures
  • Version One Ventures
  • AugustCapital
  • Raine
  • Northleaf Capital Partners

Contact the PR team at press@wattpad.com, and be sure to check our blog for the latest Wattpad news and updates.