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The New Wattpad HQ

November 30, 2012

Check out some photos of the new Wattpad office!

Wattpad Celebrates 6 Years

November 06, 2012

On November 5th, we celebrated Wattpad’s sixth birthday! Our team is already three times bigger since last year, and still growing! Join us, and find out more about life at Wattpad: http://www.wattpad.com/life.

Can Wattpad save reading?

August 24, 2012

A National Post article by Mark Medley: In the fall of 2007, less than a year after Allen Lau and Ivan Yuen co-founded Wattpad, Lau sat across from his business partner and placed a cup of coffee on the table. “Last month, we earned $2 in revenue,” ...

Vote for Wattpad in SxSW PanelPicker 2013

August 13, 2012

We’d like to spread the word about the innovative future we’re building at Wattpad and we need your support! Help us enter as panelists for next year’s SxSW conference by voting for our two submissions in the SxSW PanelPicker 2013. Hear from our CEO ...

Washington Post: Wattpad gives writers a place online to tell their stories

July 03, 2012

By Ellen McCarthy, Published: June 29It will sound, at first, like a 10th-grade English teacher’s utopian dream: an online gathering spot where, instead of bullying each other, posting provocative photos of themselves or laying out ...

Margaret Atwood Joins Wattpad

June 26, 2012

Exploring the FutureIt’s not everyday we get to make an announcement like this. It doesn’t really get much bigger, but today we’re incredibly excited to let everyone know that our fellow Canadian, the esteemed novelist and poet Margaret Atwood has ...

Wattpad Write-athon!

June 26, 2012

wattpad:allenlau:Today is a big day at Wattpad HQ.  We are hosting our first ever Wattpad Write-athon!  Everyone in the office will have some fun (not that we didn’t have that!), write a story and share with the Wattpad community.  On ...

Oh hai, Mike!

June 14, 2012

Welcome the newest member of the Wattpad team!We’re always on the lookout for great people who want to help us shape the future of how readers and writers interact and share stories. Just last week we announced a new investment that will allow us to ...

Wattpad is a finalist in the GennY Awards 2012

May 07, 2012

MEET THE GENNY 2012 FINALISTS: PART 2The GennY Award recognizes best practices of those who have applied new and innovative techniques to connect and communicate with youth. The 2012 award will be given to one exceptional marketing campaign at ...

Allen Lau at London's Great Debate

April 23, 2012

Wattpad featured in The Globe & Mail:Canada’s e-book moguls versus literary Londonby Leah McLarenFrom Saturday’s Globe and MailPublishedFriday, Apr. 20, 2012 4:30PM EDTIt’s first thing in the morning on the opening day of the London Book ...

Our Hackathon Roundup

April 11, 2012

wattpad:Hi everyone! Last Friday we held our first-ever internal hackathon at Wattpad HQ. The rules were simple: pitch an idea, form teams, build something, then demo it 24 hours later. So, we coded all day and all night and in the end delivered ...

Wattpad at SxSW Interactive 2012

March 14, 2012

Wattpad’s Allen Lau, CEO and cofounder, and Marketing Manger Amy Martin repped the team at this year’s SxSW Interactive in Austin, Texas. For more about this fantastic event, check out this article in the Vancouver Sun: “North of 41 is unofficial ...

Wattpad Named As Canada's Best Overall Canadian Startup!

January 24, 2012

We did it! With the support of our global community of Wattpad readers and writers, we won the very first TechVibes Startup Awards as the Best Overall Canadian Startup of 2011. Thank you to everyone who voted and helped us spread the word.Find out ...

Support Wattpad as the Best Overall Canadian Startup of 2011!

January 03, 2012

Wattpad is incredibly excited to be a finalist in the first annual Canadian Startup Awards, hosted by Techvibes and presented by KPMG.Now we need your support more than ever! Please visit Techvibes, then vote for Wattpad as the Best Overall Canadian ...

BNN: "The Innovative Edge" featuring Wattpad's Allen Lau

December 22, 2011

The Business News Network was on hand at this year’s Canadian Innovation Exchange, where Wattpad’s CEO Allen Lau wowed the crowds during his presentation. Wattpad went on to win the People’s Choice Award for Digital Media later that night.Watch “The ...

Wattpad Open House

December 06, 2011

Yesterday, the Wattpad team hosted an Open House to celebrate the amazing year we’ve had so far and to show off our brand-new office to friends and colleagues in Toronto.Thanks to everyone who made it such a great night!CEO Allen Lau talks about ...

We Won!

December 02, 2011

CIX 2011: Wattpad Wins People’s Choice Award in Digital MediaWattpad took the Digital Media prize at the Canadian Innovation Exchange, where Canada’s hottest innovative tech companies were showcased last night.Thank you to everyone who showed their ...

Wattpad is a Top Digital Media Company in Canada

November 25, 2011

We’re thrilled to be selected by the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) as one of this year’s Top 20 companies in the country. Wattpad joins an impressive group of Canada’s most innovative businesses in Digital Media.CEO Allen Lau ...

Wattpad Wins Impact Infused 2011

November 21, 2011

Wattpad’s co-founder Ivan Yuen was recognized in this year’s Impact Infused Gala as one of the top entrepreneurs in the country. He joins a select network of successful industry leaders, Impact program participants, and other notable individuals in ...

Wattpad at Digital Hollywood NYC

November 20, 2011

On Thursday, we were really excited to be a part of Digital Hollywood in NYC at the McGraw Hill Building. Thursday was dedicated to publishing and transmedia and we were asked to put together a panel that spoke to some of the issues surrounding ...