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Friday, September 19, 2014

Wattpad – Redefining How Stories are Read and Shared

As CEO and Co-founder of Wattpad, Allen Lau leads the company's efforts to transform the reading and writing experience of millions of people around the world. Prior to Wattpad, Allen was the co-founder of FeedM8, a mobile advertising company that was acquired in 2008. In 2001, he co-founded Tira Wireless where he helped leading brands optimize content for mobile delivery.

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

More than 35 million people have joined Wattpad making it the world’s largest community of readers and writers. Wattpad is a new storytelling experience focused on mobile and social interactions. On Wattpad no one stands between the reader and writer. Both are free to connect and collaborate in real-time so that everyone participates in storytelling, whether it’s through comments, messages, or art. Wattpad stories are available in more than 50 languages and can be read or written from any phone, tablet, or computer. The company is based in Toronto, Canada.

Quick Facts

More than 35 million people use Wattpad
People spend 9 billion minutes a month on Wattpad
More than 70 million uploads have been shared on Wattpad


Wattpad is one of the most popular social platforms in the Philippines
More than 5.5 million people in the Philippines use Wattpad
In August, people in the Philippines spent close to 1 billion minutes on Wattpad
About 100 published books are based on Wattpad stories
Eleven movies based on Wattpad stories have been released, are in production, or have been confirmed for production in the Philippines


Wattpad Co-founder and CEO Allen Lau will present on a panel called: Wattpad: Redefining what it means to be a reader. Several popular Filipino Wattpad writers, readers, and official Wattpad Ambassadors will also join the panel.

Date/Time: Sunday, September 21 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: SMX Stage Area

Wattpad will host its 2nd Annual Meetup where members of the Wattpad Filipino community will be able to connect with each other in person, meet favorite writers, and celebrate their shared love of reading and writing.

Date/Time: Sunday, September 21 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Function Room 1, SMX Convention Center

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