Ivan Yuen and Allen Lau
the brain trust behind the amateur fiction start-up had a smashing 2018, gratifying investors who’ve poured $147 million into the platform so far. The Kissing Booth, a schlocky Wattpad original, was turned into a Netflix special and peaked as the fourth most-searched title on IMDB in June. In October, Yuen and Lau, evincing a do-gooder streak, partnered with National Geographic and asked writers to submit entries on the global plastic crisis. up next: Development of Under Glass, a novel by a Wattpad contributor named Sam Marsden. The TV and film rights were just snapped up.