Yet More Money for Ad Tech: Turn Raises $20 Million
A lot of smart people think there’s already too much money jammed into advertising technology start-ups, but more keeps coming, anyway. The latest infusion is a $20 million funding round for Turn Inc., a “demand-side platform” that’s supposed to help advertisers buy lots of display advertising inventory. Turn has raised $57 million to date, which means any exit is going to have to be very big to make investors happy. Reminder: Google bought DSP Invite Media for $81 million last year. And Microsoft, another potential acquirer, has thrown its weight behind rival DSP AppNexus.