This event features an interview with Allen Lau, the CEO and co-founder of Wattpad, a community in which millions of readers and writers share stories on-line, interacting via text, video, images and conversations.
If you're not familiar with Wattpad, it's already quite a success story with:
- 7 million unique users a month
- 3 Million comments/votes a month
- 2.5 Million stories, 250,000 new ones added every month
- Users spend an average of 30 minutes on Wattpad twice a day
- Users spent 2 Billion minutes on Wattpad in Q3 2011
Here's Allen's bio: Allen Lau is is the CEO and co-founder of Toronto-based Wattpad. Wattpad's investors include Union Square Ventures, Golden Venture Partners and W Media Ventures. Prior to co-founding Wattpad, Allen was CEO and co-founder of FeedM8, a mobile advertising company that was acquired by Upstream Systems. Before FeedM8, Allen was CTO and co-founder of Tira Wireless. Founded in 2001, Tira raised over $30M in VC funding and was a leader in mobile content publishing and deployment.
Back by popular demand, Michael Healy, Executive Director (Author and Publisher Relations) at the Copyright Clearance Center, will be the interviewer.
Many thanks to our friends at Bowker Identifer Services for sponsoring this Publishing Point event.