Okolloh Joins Omidyar Network
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., (May 22, 2013) -- Omidyar Network today announced that Ory Okolloh has joined as a director, investments within the philanthropic investment firm’s government transparency initiative. Okolloh will help drive the organization’s work in supporting innovative organizations that use technology and media platforms to provide access to information and the tools necessary for citizens to participate in the governing process.
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A By-the-E-Book Education, for $5 a Month
Bridge International Academies, an Omidyar Network portfolio company, is the fastest-growing chain of schools providing education in Kenya for about $5 a month. Read more here.
Change.org Secures Investment From Omidyar Network
● Investment follows rapid growth and international expansion, with the world’s largest and fastest growing petition platform establishing a footprint in 18 countries.
● Change.org has grown to more than 35 million users and is growing by 3 million new users per month.
● Change.org received the 2013 Webby Award for best activism website.
May 21, 2013, San Jose, Calif. -- Omidyar Network kicks off its fourth-annual Omidyar Network Executive Forum (ONEF) today in San Jose, California. The three-day, private event is attended by more than 110 leaders of 95 for-profit and nonprofit organizations supported by Omidyar Network.
Omidyar Network Appoints Kubzansky Vice President, Intellectual Capital
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., (May 7, 2013) -- Omidyar Network today announced that Mike Kubzansky has joined the philanthropic investment firm in the newly created role of vice president, intellectual capital. Based in Washington D.C., Kubzansky will lead efforts to identify, analyze, and articulate the significant trends and developments in philanthropy and impact investing and couple them with the insights gained through Omidyar Network’s global work across five initiatives.