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Omidyar Network Commits $2.275M to Help Catalyze Government Transparency

June 30, 2010

July 1, 2010, REDWOOD CITY, Calif.

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Prestigious US$350,000 Africa Entrepreneurship Prize Launched

June 28, 2010

June 29th, 2010, DUBAI — Legatum, a privately owned international investment group, and Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm, today announced the launch of the 2010 Legatum Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship, one of the continent’s most prestigious business awards.

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D.light Design Closes $5.5 Million Series B Financing

June 23, 2010

June 24, 2010, HONG KONG and REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — D.light Design, a global company that designs and manufactures solar powered consumer products for families without access to reliable electricity, today announced that it has secured USD5.5 million in Series B financing.

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Omidyar Network Grant Helps Code for America Connect City Governments to Web 2.0 Talent

June 4, 2010

June 4, 2010, REDWOOD CITY and OAKLAND, Calif. — Omidyar Network today announced a $250,000 grant to Code for America to jumpstart the process of placing 23 top web professionals in five U.S. cities to help make government information more accessible and transparent.

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Omidyar Network Pledges $10 Million to White House Social Innovation Fund

May 27, 2010

May 27, 2010, REDWOOD CITY, Calif.

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FrontlineSMS Scales Service with Omidyar Network Grant

May 10, 2010

May 11, 2010, REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and CAMBRIDGE, England — Omidyar Network today announced a $350,000 grant to FrontlineSMS, a U.K.

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Omidyar Network Awards Grant to NewsTrust

March 1, 2010

March 2, 2010, REDWOOD CITY and MILL VALLEY, Calif. — Omidyar Network today announced a grant of $100,000 over six months to NewsTrust, an online social news network.

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Bridge International Academies Launches Affordable Schools in Kenya

December 7, 2009

December 8, 2009, REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and NAIROBI—­ Bridge International Academies announced today it received a $1.8 million investment from Omidyar Network to scale a network of primary schools that will educate more than one million impoverished children in Africa.

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Omidyar Network Commits $1.4M to Ushahidi to Broaden Crowdsourcing Platform’s Impact

December 2, 2009

December 3, 2009, REDWOOD CITY, Calif.

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Omidyar Network Founders Top Barron's List of Most Effective Givers

November 30, 2009

Ranked #1 in Barron’s top-25 list of most effective philanthropists, Pierre and Pam Omidyar have been recognized as the leaders of “high-impact giving.”  In collaboration with consulting firm Global Philanthropy Group, the publication rated winners based on “innovation, quality of alliances with

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Why We Invested: MissionU

September 13, 2017

MissionU aims to fill the education gap by providing an intensive one-year program that represents a new approach to career-based post-secondary education — an approach Omidyar Network is supporting through our new investment in this education pioneer.

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Reid Hoffman on early-stage KPIs, product-market fit, and evaluating talent

September 11, 2017

Renowned Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor Reid Hoffman joins the Founder’s Corner podcast for a lively conversation on management, product strategy, and hard lessons he learned early in his career.

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“Yes, and…”

September 7, 2017

During one of our Intellectual Capital team’s recent retreats, we had an improv session that forced us out of our comfort zones through a set of interactive and often humorous exercises. The activity was a lot of fun, but what was surprising about this team building session was how applicable it was to our learning processes.

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