Wattpad is a community for readers and writers where one can discover new user-generated stories spanning across different genres including classics, general fiction, historical fiction, non-fiction, poetry, spiritual, teen fiction among others. It aims at removing the traditional barriers between readers and writers by building social communities around stories. It’s a model that’s not only working for amateur writers but also for established writers. Wattpad provides the writers with an opportunity to write, promote and help their work reach across a wide and varied audience of more than a million users. The Users are actively engaged in the entire process and are able to directly interact with the writers and share their opinions with fellow readers.

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HQToronto, CA
Size (employees)2,727 (est)
Wattpad was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Toronto, CA
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Key People/Management at Wattpad

Allen Lau

Allen Lau

CEO and Co-Founder
Dan Budlovsky

Dan Budlovsky

Seema Lakhani

Seema Lakhani

Head of Product
Nino DAversa

Nino DAversa

Head of Engineering & Data
Nazia Khan

Nazia Khan

Chief of Staff
Mabel Hui

Mabel Hui

Head of Finance
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Wattpad Office Locations

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

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Wattpad's latest funding round in January 2018 was reported to be $51 m. In total, Wattpad has raised $157.9 m. Wattpad's latest valuation is reported to be $398 m.
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Wattpad Revenue

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Wattpad Operating Metrics

Wattpad's Registered Users was reported to be 25 m in Apr, 2014.
Apr, 2014Oct, 2017Jan, 2018Jun, 2018

User Time Spent per Month, minutes

6 b15 b22 b

Information Items Uploaded

400 m



Registered Users

25 m
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Wattpad Online and Social Media Presence

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Wattpad News and Updates

Wattpad Next beta program lets readers support their favorite writers

Wattpad announced its Wattpad Next beta app will let readers support their favorite writers with coins on mobile.

Wattpad launches a new program offering paid access to exclusive stories

Steve Jobs famously once said that people don’t read anymore, but it turns out younger people are, in fact, reading quite a lot – just in different ways than expected. Case in point: 70 million readers log in to online community Wattpad each month, where they spend over 22 billion minutes engaged in…

iflix and Wattpad ink landmark production deal

The deal will see iflix and Wattpad co-produce dozens of original movies based on Wattpad stories KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Aug. 15 2018 /PRNewswire/ - iflix, the world's leading entertainment service for emerging markets and Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company for...

Netflix’s latest hit ‘The Kissing Booth’ is a Wattpad success story

One of the most popular movies in the U.S. is a terrible teen rom-com called “The Kissing Booth,” and it’s not in theaters. Instead, this Netflix Original with its paltry 17 percent critics’ score on Rotten Tomatoes, shot up to become the No. 4 movie on IMDb, before more recently dropping down to No…

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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…
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Wattpad Company Life and Culture

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Wattpad Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Wattpad founded?

    Wattpad was founded in 2006.

  • Who are Wattpad key executives?

    Wattpad's key executives are Allen Lau, Dan Budlovsky and Seema Lakhani.

  • How many employees does Wattpad have?

    Wattpad has 2,727 employees.

  • Who are Wattpad competitors?

    Competitors of Wattpad include Madefire, The Meet Group and VINA.

  • Where is Wattpad headquarters?

    Wattpad headquarters is located at 208 4950 Yonge St, Toronto.

  • Where are Wattpad offices?

    Wattpad has offices in Toronto, Ontario, New York and Los Angeles.

  • How many offices does Wattpad have?

    Wattpad has 4 offices.