Wattpad

Wattpad

Great stories bring people together! Wattpad is the world's largest community for discovering and sharing stories. It's a new form of entertainment connecting readers and writers through storytelling, and best of all, it's entirely free. With thousands of new stories added every day, an incredibly active community of readers, and the ability to read on your computer, phone, or tablet, Wattpad is the only place that offers a truly social, and entirely mobile reading experience.

Our Readers

Our readers spend over 2 billion minutes on Wattpad every month. Every minute Wattpad connects more than 10,000 readers with a new story from some of the thousands that are being added to our library each day. Readers can collect stories into reading lists, vote for their favourites, and share and comment with friends and writers. Wattpad is also available as an iOS and Android app, and over 70% of our readers enjoy their stories using a mobile device, even when offline!

Our Writers

Writers use Wattpad to connect and engage with our monthly audience of over 10 million readers to share their work, build a fan base, and receive instant feedback on their stories. More than 500 writers have published pieces that have been read more than a million times. Wattpad provides a completely freeing writing experience, allowing writers to publish their work serially, to write from anywhere using a mobile device or tablet, to collaborate with readers and other writers, and to see their work gain appreciation and inspire fans to create cover art or even video trailers.


Website:
http://www.wattpad.com
Categories:
Mobile, Social Media, Startup

Job Opportunities at Wattpad

Visual Designer
We are looking for a passionate visual designer to help us take our user experience to one that is unique, modern, compelling, and consistent across all our of platforms. We need someone to polish... more
International Manager- Spanish
¡Hola! This exceptional new opportunity arises from our traction, growth, recognition and incredible product! We are looking for a passionate advocate for reading and writing. In this key new role... more
End User Support Specialist
In this exciting new role as an End User Support Specialist you will use your superb technical and problem solving skills to delight our community of over 10 million users. You will work across... more
Product Manager
We're looking for a passionate, enthusiastic product manager who is ready to chart a path that will move our mobile & web products boldly into the future. At Wattpad you'll have an opportunity to... more
Social Media Specialist
We’re looking for a social media and pop culture expert to lead our social media initiatives. This role will be an integral part of the marketing team and report to our Marketing Manager. Coupled... more
Platform Developer
Wattpad is seeking a Software Developer to join the Platform team. At Wattpad our exceptional development team works closely together, while championing individual accountability and autonomy. If... more
Front-End Developer
Are you interested in writing code that will be seen by tens of millions people a month? Do you like shipping code at a rapid pace? Wattpad is seeking a Front-End Developer that is passionate about... more
iOS Engineer
In this exciting new role, we are looking for an iOS Engineer with strong experience developing sophisticated applications on the iPhone or iPad using the iOS SDK. At Wattpad our exceptional... more

News on Wattpad

Wattpad Raises Whopping $46 Million in Series C Round Led by OMERS Ventures
  Toronto's Wattpad, the world’s largest community of readers and writers, announced today that they have raised $46 million in Series C funding led by OMERS Ventures with participation... more
Wattpad Updates Mobile App, Adds Offline Reading Mode
Wattpad, an online community of readers and writers, this week released an update to its iPhone and Android Apps. The biggest change was the addition of offline capabilities, allowing mobile... more
Locked and Loaded: Tech Fest Toronto Lineup is Now Full
In November Techvibes hosted a recruiting event in Vancouver called Tech Fest that brought together the hottest tech companies in the city. The one-of-a-kind event had a lineup of 10 execs from... more
Six Hiring Companies Added to Techvibes Toronto Tech Fest Lineup
In November Techvibes hosted a recruiting event in Vancouver called Tech Fest that brought together the hottest tech companies in the city. The one-of-a-kind event had a lineup of 10 execs from... more
Techvibes to Host Massive Job Fair in Toronto in March
In November Techvibes hosted a recruiting event in Vancouver called Tech Fest that brought together the hottest tech companies in the city. Mayor Gregor Robertson kicked off the event and it was a... more
Wattpad Doubled Engagement in 2013, Expects Even Bigger 2014
Wattpad recently announced that it more than doubled engagement from 2012 to 2013. In a release of 2013 data, the Toronto-based company revealed that its online community spent more than 41... more
PwC Names 2013 Vision to Reality Award Winners
The PwC Vision to Reality Awards celebrating Canada’s "most dynamic and visionary technology firms" took place last night in Toronto and the winners were chosen from their 2013 finalists.... more
Wattpad Celebrates Seventh Birthday with Launch of New Feature Called Stories
Wattpad today turns seven years old. To celebrate this milestone, the Toronto-based online reader and writer community launched Wattpad Stories, which profiles people whose lives have been... more
Wattpad Launches 'Story Widget' So Users Can Read Wattpad Stories on Other Platforms
Toronto-based reading and writing community Wattpad has launched a new feature that allows its members' content to be viewed on third-party platforms for free. The Wattpad Story Widget gives... more
Wattpad Partners with Publisher to Bring Wattpad Authors into Print
Toronto publishing platform startup Wattpad and independent publisher Sourcebooks have formed a new partnership in the US that will see the publisher releasing popular Wattpad titles. The... more
Wattpad Launches Fan Funding Experiment So Readers Can Fund Writers for Exclusive Rewards
Toronto-based Wattpad today launched a new fan funding pilot project with six writers. The online community for reading and sharing stories says this experiment gives readers the option of... more
Is Wattpad the Number One Website Powered by a Canadian Company?
Wattpad believes that it is the most visited website in the US of any Canadian company. The Toronto-based company says that, according to Quantcast, it ranks 273 in the list of most visited... more
Five Cool Jobs in Toronto on the Techvibes Job Board
It's Monday. Which means you could begin another dull, boring week of work. Or you could upgrade your career. There are always lots of appetizing opportunities in the tech space across Canada... more
Wattpad Partners with Harlequin at BookExpo to Add Bestselling Writer to Roster
Toronto-based Wattpad, a community for reading and sharing stories, this morning announced a partnership with Harlequin Enterprises, a publisher of romance fiction, for an exclusive early launch of... more
Wattpad Makes Three Big Hires from Torstar Digital and Kobo
Toronto-based Wattpad announced three significant hires this morning. The Canadian company, which boasts more than 10 million uploads and 15 million monthly users, has hired Candice... more
Canada's Hottest Tech Companies Recruiting Employees Coast-to-Coast
Canada's hottest tech companies rely on Techvibes to recruit the best employees coast-to-coast. Two weeks ago we announced a new Job Board option and it's turned out to be of great interest to... more
2012 Was a Great Year for Startup Financing in Canada, Investors Say
It's official: we're finally out of recession mode. The cautious, conservative mindset investors across Canada adopted following the 2008 recession was well warranted. But it seemed to linger... more
CIX Crowd Names Canada's Two Hottest Companies
The Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) annual forum took place in Toronto today and 20 of Canada's Hottest Innovation Companies presented to an audience of 500 Canada’s top business leaders,... more
10 Canadian Tech Companies to Watch
Today PwC announced that Wattpad has been awarded the 2012 Innovator of the Year Award. Cofounded by Allen Lau and Ivan Yuen, Wattpad provides a free way for people to read fiction and share... more
Want a Job? Look No Further Than Canada's Exploding Mobile App Industry
Smart mobile device adoption has exploded this year and, along with it, mobile apps. But most people didn't know it was this big: a whopping 50,000-plus employees driving a staggering $775 million... more
Omers Ventures Invests in Canadian Startup Wattpad
Toronto's Wattpad, an online community for discovering and sharing stories, has raised a Series B round of funding from Omers Ventures. The round was first announced back in June and now totals... more
AndroidTO Announces 2012 Speakers - Startup Of Year Wattpad in the Lineup
Today AndroidTO announced its full speaker lineup for Canada’s largest gathering of Android developers, designers and mobile professionals. Taking place October 25th at the Scotiabank... more
Canada's Wattpad Launches Global Digital Poetry Awards, 'The Attys'
Toronto-based Wattpad, an online community of readers and writers, together with literary legend Margaret Atwood, has launched The Attys. The Attys, name inspired by Atwood, are global digital... more
Fellow Entrepreneurs Could Learn a Lot from Wattpad's Long Term, Proudly Canadian Approach
A few years ago, Wattpad was nothing more than scribbles on a wrinkled napkin in the Vancouver International Airport. But instead of becoming forgotten trash swept up by the broom of a janitor that... more
Mobile Developers Become King as Mobile Traffic Jumps from 4% to 24% in One Year
Long-time predictions of significant mobile traffic growth are finally coming to fruition and Techvibes is witnessing it firsthand. According to Google Analytics, in June last year 4% of... more
Canadian Author Margaret Atwood Joins Toronto's Wattpad to Share Poem Collection
Multiple award-winning writer Margaret Atwood today announced that she has joined Canadian startup Wattpad to begin sharing a serialized collection of new poems, "Thriller Suite." “There... more
Former Mozilla Director Mike Beltzner Joins Canadian Startup Wattpad
Mike Beltzner, who was previously Director of Firefox at Mozilla, has decided to jump aboard Toronto startup Wattpad. Mike will assume the role of Head of Product with the company, which won Best... more
Wattpad Raises $17.3 Million in Series B Funding Led by Khosla Ventures
Toronto's Wattpad, the winner of Best Overall Canadian Startup for 2011, announced today at Book Expo America that it has raised $17.3 million in its Series B round of financing.  This... more
War of Words: CEO of Wattpad Fights for Startups in Debate Over Future of Publishing Industry
At the 2012 London Book Fair, the CEO and founder of Toronto startup Wattpad was fighting for the resolution that digital startups are the future of the publishing industry. On a team with... more
SXSW: Toronto's yapAgame is the World's 'First Mobile Social Media Platform for Sports Fans'
Launched at the infamous South by Southwest Interactive conference in Austin, Texas this past week was yapAgame, a new web startup. The Toronto-born company claims to be the "world’s first... more
Wattpad Hits One Billion User Minutes A Month
Canadian Startup of the Year Wattpad announced today on their blog that users spent more than 1 billion minutes on the service in the month of January. According to co-founder and CEO Allen Lau... more
Wattpad co-founder on the Future of the Publishing Industry and the end of the Physical Book
Viafoura's VP Digital features interviews and community conversations with executives, innovators and thought leaders at the forefront of disruption in the digital media industry and they... more
Announcing the WINNERS of the First Annual Canadian Startup Awards!
After a month of nominations and two weeks of voting, the First Annual Canadian Startup Awards presented by KPMG boils down to this one moment. The winners. 11,000 votes later, let's just skip the... more
Toronto's Wattpad is Finally Available on Amazon's Kindle Fire
Toronto startup has informed Techvibes that its mobile reading app is now available on Amazon's Kindle Fire. Before, it was noted that Amazon was controversially blocking certain competing... more
The Canadian Innovation Exchange Top 20: The Winners Are....
Yesterday the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) announced the 2011 CIX People’s Choice Winners, WattPad in Digital and Wave Accounting in ICT, selected from Canada’s 20 most... more
War? Amazon is Playing Dirty With Canadian Competitors
Amazon's premier tablet, the vaunted Kindle Fire, is playing dirty. The device, currently available only in America, is quietly choking off key competitors, including prominent Canadian ones.... more
Toronto's Wattpad turns five, celebrates milestones
Today, Toronto-based startup Wattpad is five years old. The company was founded in November of 2006 in a garage "with a vision to change the way we share stories." The founders wanted to create... more
Toronto's Wattpad raises $3.5 million in Series A funding round
Wattpad has successfully completed a new round of funding. The Toronto-based startup, which offers a new way for readers to discover and participate in the creation of stories, has raised $3.5... more
Toronto's Wattpad counts One Million users
Toronto-based digital publishing community Wattpad now counts one million registered users.  Wattpad CEO Allen Lau blogged the news on the company’s blog earlier this week. Lau also... more



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