Allen Lau


Allen Lau – Wattpad


Allen Lau, CEO and co-founder of WattPad.

Wattpad started as an idea written on a napkin in the Vancouver airport, and it is now a global phenomenon reaching every country in the world.

Allen was born in Hong Kong, and moved to Canada at age 19 to study electrical engineering at the University of Toronto. Prior to co-founding Wattpad, Allen was CEO and co-founder of FeedM8, a mobile advertising company that was acquired by Upstream Systems. Wattpad began in 2006,  and has attracted investors such as Union Square Ventures, Golden Venture Partners and W Media Ventures. Today Wattpad’s dream is to do for writing what YouTube did for video. Currently there are 40 million stories to read, a community of 23 million wattpadders and growing, 5 billion minutes spent on Wattpad every month.

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