A World of Positive Returns

Insights

Reimagining Agricultural Insurance to Protect Smallholders Worldwide

Multimedia April 25, 2018

Across Africa, an estimated 65 million smallhold farmers have little or no access to insurance products, resulting in drastic consequences after a bad season or failed crops.

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Newsroom

Lidya Raises $6.9 Million in a Series A Round Led by Omidyar Network

Announcement May 23, 2018

One of the largest funding rounds in the tech sector in Nigeria will help bring innovation to financing for micro, small, and medium businesses

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From the Blog

Supporting Data-Driven Discourse on Aadhaar

May 20, 2018

We believe that rigorous, unbiased, and holistic data like the State of Aadhaar Report complements other research tools in creating a rich evidence base to drive policy. We are particularly committed to supporting research that focuses on individuals to further understand their needs, experiences, and concerns around digital identity systems.

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A WORLD OF POSITIVE RETURNS

We invest in entrepreneurs and their visionary ideas that create opportunities for people to improve their lives, their communities, and the world around them.

WHO WE ARE
 

INVESTMENT CRITERIA

ALIGNMENT
Does the investee align with our core mission and values?
IMPACT
Is the investee likely to achieve traction in its field?
POTENTIAL FOR SCALE
Is the idea big enough to grow beyond its current size?
LEADERSHIP
Is there a strong vision for where to go next?
INNOVATION
Is this something we haven’t seen before?

INVESTMENT APPROACH

We

We are structured to support the notion that philanthropy is more than a type of funding. In its truest sense, philanthropy is about improving the lives of others, independent of the mechanism. Consequently, we work across the social and business sectors, operating both a Limited Liability Company (LLC) and a 501(c)(3) foundation.

FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS

COMMITMENTS

Total amount committed since inception:
$1.30
billion+
For-profit investments since inception:
$619
million
Nonprofit grants since inception:
$684
million