Wattpad

Wattpad is a social storytelling platform that publishes user-generated short and chat-based stories for films and televisions. Read more

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Wattpad

Wattpad is a social storytelling platform that publishes user-generated short and chat-based stories for films and televisions. Read more

Allen Lau's photo - Co-Founder & CEO of Wattpad

Co-Founder & CEO

Allen Lau

CEO Approval Rating

76/100

Founded:

2006

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Inkitt is Wattpad's #1 rival. Inkitt was founded in 2013 in Berlin, Berlin. Like Wattpad, Inkitt also operates in the Internet Software space. Inkitt generates $35M less revenue than Wattpad.

Medium is one of Wattpad's top competitors. Medium is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and was founded in 2011. Like Wattpad, Medium also works within the Internet Software sector. Medium generates 52% the revenue of Wattpad.

Scribd is seen as one of Wattpad's top competitors. Scribd was founded in 2007, and its headquarters is in San Francisco, California. Like Wattpad, Scribd also works within the Internet Software sector. Scribd has 155 more employees than Wattpad.

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Wattpad Acquisitions

COMPANY ACQUIRED
ACQUISITION DATE
AMOUNT
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AniRobo

Apr 2016

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undisclosed
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These are all the companies that Wattpad has acquired. Wattpad's latest acquisition was AniRobo in Apr 2016.

Wattpad Funding History

Since Wattpad was founded in 2006, it has participated in 6 rounds of funding. In total Wattpad has raised $156.7M. Wattpad's last funding round was on Mar 2019 for a total of $0

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Mar 2019
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Times Bridge

Equity
Jan 2018
$49.2M
Equity
Oct 2017
$40M
Series C
Apr 2014
$46.7M
Series B
Jun 2012
$17.3M

Since Wattpad was founded in 2006, it has participated in 6 rounds of funding. In total Wattpad has raised $156.7M. Wattpad's last funding round was on Mar 2019 for a total of $0

Wattpad Investments

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These are all the companies that Wattpad has invested in. Wattpad's latest investment was AniRobo in Apr 2016.

Wattpad News

May 10, 2021TechCrunch

With new owner Naver, Wattpad looks to supercharge its user-generated IP factory

Toronto-based Wattpad is officially part of South Korean internet giant Naver as of today, with the o... See more »
April 27, 2021Variety

Wattpad and Leone Film Group to Develop 'The Bad Boy's Girl' As a Feature Film (EXCLUSIVE)

Italy's Leone Film Group has teamed up with Wattpad, the user-generated fiction entertainment company... See more »
April 15, 2021PUBLISHING PERSPECTIVES

Canada's Wattpad Has First Film Project With Netflix

A day after Amazon announces its Kindle Vella serialization platform, the 90-million-user Wattpad arr... See more »
March 17, 2021Strategy Online

Wattpad is inviting brands into the producer chair of its original content

The content-creation platform introduces Wattpad Brand Originals to develop branded TV, film, audio a... See more »
March 16, 2021Martech Series

Wattpad Brand Partnerships Launches Wattpad Brand Originals, a New Branded Entertainment Offering

Wattpad Brand Originals connects brands with Wattpad's global community of diverse Gen Z writers to c... See more »
February 4, 2021Branding in Asia

Wattpad Brand Partnerships Names Culture Group Agency of Record

Wattpad Brand Partnerships has brought on Culture Group, Southeast Asia's leading pop culture marketi... See more »
January 26, 2021Global Legal Chronicle

Naver's Acquisition of Wattpad

Davies has advised global multi-platform entertainment company Wattpad Corp. in its contemplated acqu... See more »

Wattpad Blogs

December 1, 2020Wattpad Blog

Wattpad’s 2020 Year in Review: Catharsis Through Creativity, Creating Community, and Changing the World with Stories

TORONTO - December 1, 2020 - Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company for original sto... See more »
November 19, 2020Wattpad Blog

NL Film and Wattpad to Develop 36 VRAGEN (EN HEEL VEEL KOLLIE), a Groundbreaking new Film Project based on Samya Hafsoui’s Muslim Romance Story

AMSTERDAM and TORONTO - November 19, 2020 - Wattpad, the global multi-platform entertainment company ... See more »
September 28, 2020Wattpad Blog

Celebrating Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month and the Next Generation of Latinx Writers on Wattpad

Hispanic and Latinx users are true champions for Wattpad. As the second largest group on the platform... See more »
August 6, 2020Wattpad Blog

Constantin Film and JB Pictures Set to Produce Wattpad Hit PERFECT ADDICTION

Munich, 4 August 2020 - Constantin Film has acquired the rights to "Perfect Addiction," the second n... See more »
July 22, 2020Wattpad Blog

Wattpad Books Announces Acquisition of Beth Reekles' Quarantine-Romance Lockdown on London Lane

From the author of the international teen sensation The Kissing Booth, Reekles' new book is among the... See more »
July 14, 2020Wattpad Blog

Statement Regarding Recent Security Issue

We are aware of reports that some user data has been accessed without authorization. We are urgently ... See more »
April 8, 2020Wattpad Blog

Ad Council and Advertising, Media and Marketing Industry Associations Join White House, HHS and CDC to Launch "#StayHome. Save Lives." Movement in Response to COVID-19 Crisis

Leading brands, ad agencies, media companies to feature new "roof" iconography above their logos and ... See more »

Wattpad Press Releases

November 5, 2015PRESSRELEASEPING

Middlegate Funding is a Customer-Driven Organization

Middlegate Funding provides real estate agents with a great cash flow toolMiddlegate Funding has buil... See more »
August 27, 2015BRIEFINGWIRE

Bindu Vethody Is Practicing Business Law in California for More Than 2 Decades

This press release is written to inform the readers that Bindu Vethody is practicing business law in ... See more »
July 9, 2015PRWEB

Switch Press Announces Winners of Teen Writing Contest

The "Tell Your True Story" contest received more than 20,000 reads on Wattpad(PRWeb July 09, 2015)Rea... See more »
April 27, 2015FREE PR NOW

Paul Panaikas Used Qualitative and Quantitative Measures for Effective Execution of the Resilience

This press release is written to inform the readers that Paul Panaikas used qualitative and quantitat... See more »
September 18, 2014PRMAC

Wattpad unveils new iOS 8 features

Toronto based Wattpad today announced the updated Wattpad App for iOS 8. Today view widgets will let ... See more »
July 24, 2014PRNEWSCHANNEL

USA Network, Wattpad forge first of its kind partnership to release a prequel to 'Dig' in advance of drama's fall premiere

In a first of its kind collaboration, USA Network and […]... See more »

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Wattpad Summary

ABOUT

Overview

Wattpad is a social storytelling platform that publishes user-generated short and chat-based stories for films and televisions. Wattpad was founded in 2006. Wattpad's headquarters is located in Toronto, Ontario, CA M5E 1C6. It has raised 156.7M in 6 r...

CEO

Wattpad's Co-Founder & CEO, Allen Lau, currently has an approval rating of 76%. Wattpad's primary competitors are Inkitt, Medium & Scribd.

Website

wattpad.com

Frequently Asked Questions about Wattpad

  1. When was Wattpad founded?

    Wattpad was founded in 2006
  2. Who is Wattpad's CEO?

    Wattpad's CEO is Allen Lau
  3. How much revenue does Wattpad generate?

    Wattpad generates $40M in revenue
  4. How much funding does Wattpad have?

    Wattpad has historically raised $156.7M in funding
  1. Where is Wattpad's headquarters?

    Wattpad's headquarters is in Toronto Ontario, CA
  2. How many employees does Wattpad have?

    Wattpad has 145 employees
  3. What sector does Wattpad operate in?

    Wattpad is in Internet Software, Application Software
  4. Who are Wattpad's competitors?

    Wattpad's top competitors are Inkitt, Medium, Scribd