Allen Lau

CEO & co-Founder at Wattpad

Allen Lau is the CEO and co-founder of Wattpad, a global multi-platform entertainment company. Allen is also a partner at Two Small Fish Ventures, a venture capital fund that invests in early stage technology companies.

Prior to Wattpad, Allen was the Managing Partner and co-founder of Redboom Solutions/FeedM8, which was acquired by Upstream Systems in 2008. Allen then went on to lead Upstream Systems' Asia division as General Manager Asia from 2008 to 2009.

In 2006, Allen co-founded the Toronto International Film Festival's Canada Film Day, an annual event that celebrates Canadian cinema. Allen also served on the board of C100, a non-profit organization that supports Canadian entrepreneurs in the technology sector, from 2011 to 2015.

Allen is a passionate advocate for the power of stories and their ability to connect people around the world. Allen believes that everyone has a story to tell and that stories have the ability to change lives.

Allen Lau holds a M.A.Sc. and B.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto.

Some direct reports include Emma Brooks - Head of Marketing, Barbara Ott - Head of Community Wellness, and Seema Lakhani - Head of Product.



  • CEO & co-Founder

    Current role