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Omidyar Network’s First 10 Years: An Impact Analysis

Research Report October 3, 2018

Omidyar Network’s First 10 Years: An Impact Analysis highlights our estimates of the impact of the firm’s investments made during our first 10 years, representing investments into 380 organizations and the deployment of $750 million across more than seven sectors and 40 countries.

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From the Blog

A New Approach for a New Frontier

October 17, 2018

Since our founding in 2004, Omidyar Network has been a pioneer. We combined impact investing with traditional grantmaking in an approach to philanthropy that was catalytic, innovative, and early. Our venture-capitalist mindset let us see old problems in new ways and find market-based, tech-enabled innovations that could scale to match the global scope of those problems.

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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:
$1.36
billion+
For-profit investments since inception:
$644
million
Nonprofit grants since inception:
$721
million