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31 Oct, 2018, 10:00 GMT New Series Offers Impact Investors Diverse Approaches to Investing Across the Continuum

Earlier today, at the GIIN Investor Forum 2018, Omidyar Network launched Beyond Trade-offs, a curated series of perspectives from leading impact...


23 Oct, 2018, 21:03 BST Report Maps FinTech Revenue Models That Are Getting Traction With US Consumers

Omidyar Network, the impact investing firm established by Pierre Omidyar, the founder of eBay, and Oliver Wyman, the global management consultancy,...


14 Mar, 2018, 16:00 GMT Kubzansky Appointed Managing Partner Of Omidyar Network

Pierre Omidyar, Chairman of the Board of Omidyar Network, today announced the appointment of Mike Kubzansky as the philanthropic investment firm's...


13 Nov, 2017, 08:00 GMT Omidyar Network Announces New Commitments to Support Growth of Civic Technology in Central and Eastern Europe

Omidyar Network, the leading philanthropic investment firm established by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, has today announced new commitments of more...


17 May, 2017, 07:30 BST New Report Reveals Why Indian Consumers Are Slow to Adopt Digital Financial Services

Omidyar Network today released "Currency of Trust: Consumer Behaviors and Attitudes Toward Digital Financial Services in India," a research report...


05 Apr, 2017, 08:30 BST 'Panama Papers' group among initiatives to benefit from Omidyar Network's $100M commitment to address trust deficit

Omidyar Network, the leading philanthropic investment firm established by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, today announced at the Skoll World Forum a...


13 Feb, 2017, 05:00 GMT Omidyar Network invests in property rights startup Landmapp to help Ghanaian farmers document their land

Omidyar Network announced today that it has invested in Landmapp BV, an Amsterdam-based property rights company that enables smallholder farmers to...


26 Jan, 2017, 01:18 GMT Leading Nigerian Government Transparency Organization, BudgIT, Secures New $1.5 Million Grant from Omidyar Network

Omidyar Network announced today it is renewing and expanding its investment in the Lagos-based government transparency organization BudgIT. The new...


10 Jan, 2017, 14:17 GMT Knight Foundation, Omidyar Network and LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman create $27 million fund to research artificial intelligence for the public interest

Recognizing the vast potential of artificial intelligence to affect the public interest, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Omidyar Network, ...


05 Dec, 2016, 13:00 GMT Omidyar Network Announces Investment in Citymart to Disrupt Local Government Procurement

Omidyar Network announced today that it has made a $500,000 investment in Citymart, a civic tech platform that helps city governments improve their...


05 Dec, 2016, 13:00 GMT New York City's Civic Hall to Grow Civic Tech Ecosystem with $4 million in New Funding

Omidyar Network announced today it is renewing and expanding its investment in Civic Hall and Civic Hall Labs, the New York City-based collaborative...


22 Nov, 2016, 20:27 GMT Omidyar Network Adopts Transparency Standard

Omidyar Network announced today its adoption of the International Aid Transparency Initiative's data standard and that it will report data on its...


16 Nov, 2016, 08:00 GMT New Report for Impact Investors Offers Strategies for Balancing Financial and Social Impact

Based on $1B and 12 years of impact investing experience, Omidyar Network today published a new framework to help other impact investors evaluate the ...


13 Oct, 2016, 22:12 BST Omidyar Network Renews Investment in DataKind to Increase Social Impact Through Data Science

Omidyar Network announced today its latest $2 million investment in DataKind, the New York City-based nonprofit that connects data science and social ...


05 Oct, 2016, 13:00 BST New Report Highlights How Providers Can Help Close the Financial Gender Gap

BFA (Bankable Frontiers Associates) today released "A Buck Short: What Financial Diaries Tell Us About Building Financial Services That Matter to...


05 Apr, 2016, 13:00 BST Omidyar Network Bets on Mobile-First Banking Models With Investment in Tandem

Omidyar Network today announced an equity investment in Tandem, one of the first full-service digital banks to be licensed in the United Kingdom. The ...


09 Dec, 2015, 13:00 GMT Omidyar Network Leads Investment in Technology that Enables Central Banks to Issue Digital Fiat Currency

Omidyar Network announced today a for-profit investment in eCurrency Mint (eCM), a Dublin-based company that has pioneered a new technology that...


03 Dec, 2015, 00:10 GMT Statement from Omidyar Network Managing Partner Matt Bannick regarding the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

"Omidyar Network congratulates the new Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. eBay and Omidyar Network founder Pierre Omidyar recognized early in his journey as ...


26 Oct, 2015, 10:00 GMT Omidyar Network Report Reveals Disruption in Emerging Market Credit Score Business

Omidyar Network today released "Big Data, Small Credit: The Digital Revolution and Its Impact on Emerging Market Consumers", a research report that...


07 Oct, 2015, 11:00 BST New Report Helps Investors Who Want to Achieve Financial Returns and Social Impact Find the Right Opportunities

Today, Omidyar Network released a report laying out how frontier capital, or early stage risk capital in emerging markets, can be an effective tool...


16 Sep, 2015, 20:43 BST McDonough To Join Omidyar Network As Partner

Omidyar Network announced today that Lorraine McDonough will join the philanthropic investment firm as a partner based in Redwood City. McDonough...


17 Aug, 2015, 16:03 BST Shripriya Mahesh To Join Omidyar Network As Partner

Omidyar Network today announced that Shripriya Mahesh will join the philanthropic investment firm as a partner, based in Redwood City. Mahesh will...


19 Feb, 2015, 06:15 GMT Omidyar Network Gives Maths and Science a boost Through its Investment in Siyavula Education

Omidyar Network today announced its investment in Siyavula Education, an education technology company that enables learners to improve their...


11 Dec, 2014, 08:30 GMT Omidyar Network Supports 15 Transparency and Accountability Organizations with Grants Totaling $9.7m

Omidyar Network today announced grants totaling as much as USD $9.732 million to 15 transparency and accountability organizations in seven countries. ...


30 Sep, 2014, 09:00 BST Omidyar Network Supports Fiscal Transparency in Nigeria with Grant to BudgIT

Omidyar Network announced today a grant of up to USD $400k to BudgIT, a Lagos-based nonprofit that promotes civic participation and fiscal...