Senior Sales Director, Wattpad

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New York

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Wattpad

Platform for sharing original writing

Open for applications

Wattpad

Platform for sharing original writing

1001+ employees

B2CPublishingContentEntertainmentSaaSCommunity

Open for applications

Salary not provided
Expert level
New York

More information about location

1001+ employees

B2CPublishingContentEntertainmentSaaSCommunity

Company mission

Wattpad's mission is to create a world where everyone's story can be heard, and anyone can belong.

Company mission

Wattpad's mission is to create a world where everyone's story can be heard, and anyone can belong.

Top investors

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back within 2 weeks

3% employee growth in 12 months

Otta's take

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Theo Margolius

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Content is king and Wattpad has managed to turn create a platform that aggregates the most loved original writing content in the world, turning the traditional publishing industry on its head.

Where authors used to submit drafts to dozens of publishing houses in the hope of getting some eyeballs on their work, Wattpad opened up the process to millions of young authors by letting them easily submit their work, and fostering a community around their software that offers feedback and help.

The e-reading platform is now looking to double down on its strategy of taking its user-generated fiction and turning it into successful intellectual property upon which original series and movies can be based. However a significant challenge for Wattpad is in producing original, marketable content from its platform given the popularity of fanfiction, stories which are based on existing intellectual property.

Another challenge for Wattpad is the current economic conditions which have affected much of the tech sector and are not sparing digital publishing. Having shelved bold plans for the future it also laid off 15% of its workforce in March 2023. Having realigned for its current business needs however, it is now well placed to weather the current market downturn.

Benefits

  • RRSP matching
  • Healthy snacks & drinks
  • Full health benefits
  • Career development & Mentorship opportunities
  • Generous parental Leave top-up
  • Flexible hours
  • Regular hackathons
  • Your choice of hardware
  • Monthly work-from-home allowance
  • Beautiful offices in Toronto and Halifax
  • Easy access to transit

Company values

  • UserObsessed- We make every decision by stepping into our users’ shoes
  • Inclusive - We help everyone belong
  • Trailblazer - We push ourselves on how we think and how we act
  • BuildItForward - We’re always building a foundation for tomorrow
  • PlayToWin - We’re driven to lead the pack
  • Resourceful -We make the most of every minute and every dollar
  • TeamWork - We do what’s best for the greater good

Funding (last 2 of 4 rounds)

Jan 2018

$51m

LATE VC

Apr 2014

$46m

SERIES C

Total funding: $117.8m

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Founders

Lau attended University of Toronto where he earned his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering followed by a master's in the same subject. Thereafter he briefly worked as a software engineer for Brightspark before founding his first notable company, Tira Wireless, a mobile development startup. He is also the co-founder of Two Small Fish Ventures, a fund that invests in Toronto and Waterloo-based early-stage internet companies with strong network effects.

Prior to Wattpad, Ivan co-founded FeedM8 and served as the company’s CTO. Before that he was one of the first employees of Tira Wireless, where he helped grow the technical team and developed new and emerging wireless technologies. Ivan graduated from the University of Waterloo with a degree in Computer Engineering and also earned an MBA from the Rotman School of Management.

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