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Topic: Funding

Brand Networks Nabs $68 Million in First Funding Round

More dollars pouring into social ad software sector

Social media marketing services firm Brand Networks has received a whopping $68 million in funding from New York-based AEA Investors. To put that number into perspective, competitor—and much more well…

ShareThis Lands Acquisition, $23 Million Funding Round to Boost Mobile Business

Picks up in-app sharing platform Socialize

As just about every company at the intersection of advertising and technology races to establish or advance its mobile business, social sharing platform ShareThis has quickened its pace with overlapping…

Web Ad Exchange OpenX Adds Dentsu as Investor

Agency network joins latest funding round

Last month, the independent Web ad exchange OpenX landed a $22.5 million funding round. Now, the company has added a key new investor: Dentsu’s digital subsidiary Cyber Communications. Dentsu’s investment “provides…

Pinterest Pins $2.5 Billion Valuation With $200 Million Funding Round

Stunning cash influx will go towards product development, international expansion, acquisitions

Pinterest isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Last year the social scrapbooking platform rode its skyrocketing profile to a $100 million funding round, which gave it a $1.5 billion valuation. Now…

Nielsen-Backed Venture Fund Close to Signing First Company

Pereg chairman, CEO discusses portfolio aims

As head of Nielsen’s global business development and mergers and acquisitions business, Itzhak Fisher is used to evaluating young companies. The goal was to size up a startup for acquisition—until…

AppNexus's $75 Million Funding Round Quiets Acquisition, IPO Talk

Ad tech firm's focus lays beyond 2013, says CEO

2013 may finally be the year for consolidation in the advertising tech space, but as All Things D’s Peter Kafka tweeted on Thursday, AppNexus probably won’t get picked up any time…

To Solve Cross-Channel Attribution, Adometry Raises $8 Million

Investors include Shasta Ventures, Stanford University

As marketers advertise in more and more digital channels, more and more marketers need ways to gauge the value of those channels and calibrate their media spend proportionately. To do…

IPG Invests in Mobile Rewards Startup Kiip

CEO Brian Wong discusses deal and growth plans

Last July mobile rewards startup Kiip announced it had raised an $11 million funding round “led by Relay Ventures, with participation from existing Series A investors Hummer Winblad and True…

Mobile Gaming Ad Network Chartboost Raises $19 Million

Launching in-app commerce product this year

Over the past two years, Chartboost has built its own business by helping mobile game developers run ads in each others’ games to attract players and revenue. That business can…

Facebook Exchange Brings Triggit to Near Profitability With $7.4 Million Funding Round

DSP eyeing international expansion in 2013

The Facebook Exchange hasn’t only brought ad tech firms a new revenue stream with advertisers looking to retarget users on the social network. For demand-side platform (and FBX partner) Triggit,…

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