Golden Ventures has a new pot of new capital — $57 million — to invest largely in Canada

Golden Ventures, a seed-stage outfit with offices in Toronto and Waterloo, has closed it third and newest fund with $57.5 million ($72 million in Canadian dollars), up from the roughly $38 million ($5

Storytelling app Wattpad raises $51M at a $398M valuation

Content, as they say, is king — but these days, that may be true only for as long as you can figure out a good business model to deliver it. And today, a startup based out of Toronto, Canada is

Wattpad’s storytelling app, now with 60M monthly users, adds a subscription service

Wattpad, the company behind a suite of apps for reading and sharing stories – including a fairly popular “chat fiction” app Tap, a rival to Hooked – is today adding its first e

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, R

Wattpad takes ‘chat fiction’ beyond text with launch of Tap Originals

Chat fiction apps are among some of the most popular in the App Store, thanks to their highly engaged, largely teenage to young adult fan base who enjoy reading thrilling stories told in the form of t

Wattpad debuts Tap, an app for reading chat-style short stories

A new mobile app called Tap, launching today, introduces a different way to read stories on your phone: as text message-like chats. The app is the latest from Wattpad, a social publishing platform

Universal plans to bring Wattpad stories to TV

Social publishing platform Wattpad is making its biggest move into Hollywood yet thanks to a new deal with Universal Cable Productions. UCP is a TV production company owned by NBCUniversal — it&#821

Wattpad teams up with Turner and Tales from the Crypt

Social publishing platform Wattpad is announcing one of the first partnerships as part of its new Wattpad Studios program — the company has struck a deal with Turner to help generate ideas for shows

Toronto is poised to become the next great producer of tech startups

I’ve spent a fair amount of time in Toronto and learned there’s more to this city than Drake calling it home and the recent successes of their professional sports teams. We made one investment the

Wattpad sets its sights on brands, publishers and Hollywood with Wattpad Studios

Wattpad, a popular site where authors can share stories with readers, is announcing its broader ambitions with the launch of a new division called Wattpad Studios. The company describes Studios as a w

DC’s Vertigo Becomes The First Comics Publisher On Wattpad

Attention comics fans: Social reading app Wattpad is giving you a new way to connect with your favorite publishers and writers. Well, one publisher and four writers initially — the publisher is V

Social Publishing Service Wattpad Hacked, “Some” Passwords May Have Been Exposed

It looks like <a target="_blank" href="https://www.wattpad.com/">Wattpad</a>, a site where authors can share their writing and interact with readers, was hacked a couple of months ago. The company

Amazon Launches WriteOn To Compete Against Crowd-Writing Sites Like Wattpad

Amazon has launched a crowd-editing and -writing service called WriteOn into private beta. In an announcement on the Kindle Author Forums, the company said that the site would act as a “communit

Wattpad CEO Says The Social Reading App Will Be Free Forever And Make Money From Native Ads

Wattpad, which lets authors share their stories with a community of readers, has attracted lots of interest from investors, having most recently raised a $46 million Series C. It's also seeing impress

Wattpad Raises $46M From OMERS Ventures And Others To Grow Its Social Publishing Network

Social writing platform and writer’s network Wattpad has been at it for a while now, and they’ve quietly amassed a massive user base that engages regularly with the site, posting their own

Wattpad Updates Its Social Reading Apps With Inline Commenting And Offline Access

Wattpad, an online community where readers can find and discuss a variety of free stories, is announcing updated versions of its iOS and Android apps. The two biggest changes in the updates, which

Wattpad Launches New Self-Publishing Crowdfunding, First Revenue Model For The Social Network

Wattpad, the Toronto-based social network based on writing and reading, has just announced a new crowdfunding platform called "Fan Funding" which offers authors on its network the chance to leverage t

“The Business Of Literature Is Blowing Shit Up”

If you love books--heck, if you even <i>like</i> 'em--run, don't walk, and read this <a target="_blank" href="http://www.vqronline.org/articles/2013/spring/nash-business-literature/">magnificent, magi

10M Users Strong, Social Publishing Platform Wattpad Adds OMERS Ventures To Its Investor Pool

Social publishing network Wattpad today announced that Toronto's OMERS Ventures has joined its existing Series B round of investment, which totals <a title="Social Publisher Wattpad Raises $17.3M From

Amazon Stops Hiding Competitors’ E-Reading Apps On The Kindle Fire

<a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/amazon">Amazon</a> has stopped pretending that a group of e-reading apps it allowed onto its <a href="http://www.amazon.com/mobile-apps/b/ref=topnav_storetab
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