Wattpad operates a community for readers and writers that makes storytelling a social, on-the-go experience. The Company’s community enables users to read, write and share stories in various languages and to participate and collaborate on content through comments, messages and multimedia.
Company Growth (employees)
Toronto, CA
Size (employees)
1,939 (est)
Wattpad was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Toronto, CA

Key People at Wattpad

Allen Lau

Allen Lau

CEO and Co-Founder
Ivan Yuen

Ivan Yuen


Wattpad Office Locations

Wattpad has offices in Toronto, Ontario, New York and Los Angeles
Toronto, CA (HQ)
208 4950 Yonge St

Wattpad Data and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


Total Funding

$87.6 m

Latest funding size

$46 m

Time since last funding

over 3 years


Wattpad's latest funding round in April 2014 was reported to be $46 m. In total, Wattpad has raised $87.6 m

Wattpad Operating Metrics

Wattpad's Users was reported to be 45 m in 2016
Y, 2016


45 m
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Traffic Overview of Wattpad

Wattpad Online and Social Media Presence

Wattpad News and Updates

Wattpad moves into video with personal storytelling app, Raccoon

 Wattpad, the social publishing platform behind apps for sharing original stories and chat fiction, is today venturing into video with the launch of a new app called Raccoon. Unlike its predecessors, Raccoon will focus on non-fiction video-based storytelling, with the goal of connecting people who w…

Wattpad takes ‘chat fiction’ beyond text with launch of Tap Originals

 Chat fiction apps are among some of the most popular in the App Store, thanks to their highly engaged, largely teenage to young adult fan base who enjoy reading thrilling stories told in the form of text messages. Today, one competitor in this space, Wattpad, is rolling out an upgrade to its chat s…

Wattpad debuts Tap, an app for reading chat-style short stories

 A new mobile app called Tap, launching today, introduces a different way to read stories on your phone: as text message-like chats. The app is the latest from Wattpad, a social publishing platform for authors whose community now includes over 45 million readers worldwide, who visit its site or its …

Universal plans to bring Wattpad stories to TV

 Social publishing platform Wattpad is making its biggest move into Hollywood yet thanks to a new deal with Universal Cable Productions. UCP is a TV production company owned by NBCUniversal — it’s produced shows including USA’s Mr. Robot, SyFy’s The Magicians and Bravo’s Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorc…

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