Serial entrepreneurs turned investors, Two Small Fish Ventures was founded by husband and wife Allen and Eva Lau. They want to leverage their experience in building large scale internet companies to help other entrepreneurs build the next big thing.
Eva Lau, Managing Director and Co-founder
Eva is a well respected entrepreneur-turned-investor in Canada. Before starting Two Small Fish Ventures, she was Wattpad’s Head of Community and Content. She helped nurture and scale the Wattpad community from its infancy to become one of the largest online communities with tens of millions of monthly users around the world. With a sharp focus on investing companies with strong network effect as their defensibility, Eva has created the ASSET framework that many entrepreneurs and accelerators have adopted in their developing business strategies. Eva is regarded as an expert in this area.
Prior to Wattpad, she was Director of Product Development of Brightspark Labs, a Toronto based accelerator. During her tenure at Brightspark Labs she mentored and helped many tech startups in Toronto.
Eva is also involved in many incubators and accelerators, such as Creative Destruction Lab at Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto’s Entrepreneurship Hatchery, Ryerson’s DMZ, University of Waterloo’s Velocity and Techstars. She also serves on the board of Branksome Hall and a number of startup companies.
Eva has a bachelor degree in Industrial Engineering from University of Toronto and an MBA from Schulich School of Business. Her husband constantly teases her that the two degrees offset each other.
Eva hangs out online all the time. She can be found here:
linkedin: @Eva Lau
Allen Lau, Co-founder and Advisor
Allen is the CEO and co-founder of Toronto based Wattpad. He leads the company’s efforts to transform how people discover, create and engage with stories across multiple platforms, including the top-rated Wattpad app with over 70 million monthly users. Today, entertainment companies work with Wattpad to adapt stories for other platforms; these stories have become blockbuster movies, hit television series, and bestselling books around the world. Since its inception in 2006, Wattpad raised US$118 million from top VCs in Silicon Valley, New York, Canada and Asia.
Prior to Wattpad, Allen was CEO and co-founder of FeedM8, a mobile advertising company that was acquired by Upstream Systems. In 2001, Allen co-founded Tira Wireless, a venture-backed mobile gaming and technology company. As CTO of Tira, Allen was responsible for its product vision, strategy and R&D. Tira raised over $30 million in funding from US and Canadian VCs.
Allen received his Bachelor and Master degrees from University of Toronto’s Electrical Engineering program.
Allen connects to the internet 7/24. He can be found here: