Profile

Allen Lau

Rocket Scientist at Heart, Engineer by Training, Entertainment as Profession

27.3

Years of Experience

Education

Companies

creative destruction lab, two small fish ventures, ypo, upstream systems, redboom solutions feedm8 acquired by upstream systems in sept 08, wattpad, tira wireless, brightspark, symantec, delrina

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Experience

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    2015 - Present

    creative destruction lab

    Associate

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    2014 - Present

    two small fish ventures

    Co-founder

    We invest globally in early-stage, transformative tech companies with strong network effects. We help nurture these small fish into big whales. We love to dream big with you!

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    2013 - Present

    ypo

    Member

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    2008 - 2009

    upstream systems

    GM Asia

    Upstream is among the largest mobile marketing companies in the world, bringing its expertise and ideas to over 100 blue chip brands in projects across more than 40 countries.

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    2007 - 2008

    redboom solutions feedm8 acquired by upstream systems in sept 08

    Managing Partner and co-founder

    Redboom's products and consulting services let you reach users on mobile, social networks and other web 2.0 platforms. Redboom's flagship product, FeedM8, brings publishers, advertisers, mobile users and wireless operators together to monetize the mobile web. The company's patent-pending technology helps any web content publisher, from bloggers to global brands, to extend their reach and introduce a new source of revenue. The result is device-optimized, dynamic mobile web sites and mobile advertisements that provide a superior user experience while maintaining publisher's branding.

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    2006 - Present

    wattpad

    CEO and co-founder

    Our vision: To entertain and connect the world through stories. Wattpad is a global entertainment company. Our apps let our 90 million monthly users discover and share stories from science fiction to romance and everything in between. Leveraging the data and insights from more than 500 million story uploads, our studios then partner with the entertainment and publishing industries to turn the best stories with built-in, global audience into movies, TV shows, books, and new forms of digital media. The company is proudly based in Toronto, Canada. Learn more at: www.wattpad.com/about

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    2001 - 2007

    tira wireless

    CTO and co-founder

    Tira Wireless provides application developers and publishers with a comprehensive portfolio of tools, processes and best practices that help manage the creation of mobile content and speed its delivery to market across a broad range of handsets, operator networks and geographies. Founded in 2001 with seed financing from Brightspark Ventures, Tira Wireless has raised a total of $31.5M from investors including Lehman Ventures, Brightspark, Flagship Ventures and EDC. In July 2003, IDC named the company in its list of “Top ten emerging wireless players to watch”. It was also recognized in March 2004 by Fierce Wireless as a member of the Fierce 15 - one of the top 15 wireless startups. In September 2004, the CDMA Development Group awarded Tira Wireless its 3G CDMA Industry Achievement Award for Innovative Entertainment Technology. Tira Wireless has also been recognized as one of the fastest growing technology companies by Deloitte in its 2006 and 2007 Technology Fast 50 award program.

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    2000 - 2001

    brightspark

    Architect

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    1995 - 2000

    symantec

    Senior Development Manager

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    1993 - 1995

    delrina

    Senior Developer

Experience

57 Skills

Advertising

Agile Methodologies

Analytics

Android

Blogging

Business Development

Content Management

Conversion Rate Optimization

Corporate Development

Digital Marketing

Digital Media

Digital Strategy

E-commerce

Electrical Engineering

Engineering Management

Enterprise Software

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship

Founder

HTML 5

Innovation

iOS development

Leadership

Management

Mobile Advertising

Mobile Applications

Mobile Commerce

Mobile Content

Mobile Devices

Mobile Internet

Mobile Marketing

Mobile Strategy

Mobile Technology

Monetization

Objective-C

Online Advertising

Product Development

Product Management

Product Marketing

Publishing

Research Scientist

SaaS

SEM

Social Networking

Software Development

Start-ups

Strategic Partnerships

Strategy

User Experience

User Interface Design

Venture Capital

Vision

Web 2.0

Web Analytics

Web Applications

Web Development

Wireless

Education