Nathaniel Turner, W'08

2011 Joseph Wharton Award for Young Leadership


Nat Turner, W’08
Co-Founder, Invite Media

Nat is the Co-Founder and CEO of Invite Media, an advertising technology company headquartered in New York City.  Invite Media operates Bid Manager©, the first universal buying platform for display media.  Bid Manager© is a fully self-service and automated buying software platform used by over 100 agencies and advertisers to execute and optimize online advertising campaigns in real-time.  Invite Media was acquired by Google in June 2010 and is part of the DoubleClick division.

Nat graduated from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 2008, concentrating in marketing and entrepreneurship.  In 2006, Nat was named a Wharton Entrepreneurship Fellow, an award given to foster “Ambassadors of Entrepreneurship” for The Wharton School.  In 2007, Nat received the Wharton Venture Award, given to Wharton students pursuing entrepreneurial ventures.  In 2009, Nat, along with his co-founders, was named on Business Week’s list of Top 25 Entrepreneurs Under 25. And in 2010, Nat, along with his co-founder Zach Weinberg, was named a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the NY Metro area.

In the past, Nat has founded or co-founded several other ventures, including EatNow.com, CertificateSwap.com, and OnlinePlugins.com.  Nat is now also an active angel investor and advisor and has invested in several startups in the technology space located in New York City and California.