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Rural Development Institute and Omidyar Network Working to bring Land Rights to Millions of Rural Poor in India

January 23, 2009

May 12, 2008, Seattle – The Rural Development Institute (RDI) today announced it has received one of the largest grants in its history – US$4.3 million from Omidyar Network – to help secure land rights for the rural poor in the India state of Andhra Pradesh.

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Legatum and Omidyar Network Invest $40 Million as Anchors of Unitus Equity Fund II, a Landmark Private Equity Fund Focused on the Poor

January 23, 2009

May 13, 2008, Dubai, New York, Redwood City, Calif. – Legatum and Omidyar Network announced today a US $40 million co-investment in Unitus Equity Fund II (UEF II).

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Creative Commons Announces Major Funding Support from Omidyar Network

January 23, 2009

May 28, 2008, San Francisco - Creative Commons announced that it has received US $500,000 as the first installment of a gift of US $2.5 million over five years from Omidyar Network.

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IGNIA Completes US $20.6 Million Funding Round Led by Omidyar Network

January 23, 2009

June 10, 2008, Garza Garcia, Nuevo Léon, México – IGNIA Fund I, Latin America’s first social venture fund dedicated to investing in commercial enterprises serving the base of the pyramid, announced today the first close of US $20.6 million of capital commitments.

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Video Start-up Seesmic Secures US $6 Million Co-led by Omidyar Network and Wellington Partners

January 23, 2009

June 20, 2008, San Francisco — Seesmic, the online video conversation platform, today announced it has received $6 million in series B financing co-led by Omidyar Network, the philanthropic investment firm of eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, and leading pan-European venture capital f

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Endeavor Receives $10 Million Commitment from Omidyar Network to Support High Impact Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets

January 23, 2009

July 31, 2008, New York – Endeavor, the leading non-profit supporting high-impact entrepreneurs, announced today that it has received a commitment of up to $10 million from Omidyar Network to support its work in emerging markets worldwide.

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Comat Secures Rs 60 Crores Investment from Omidyar Network and Unitus Equity Fund

January 23, 2009

September 29, 2008, Bangalore — Comat Technologies, operating India’s largest network of Rural Business Centres enabling socio-economic growth of rural communities, announced it has received an investment of Rs 60 crores from Omidyar Network and the Unitus Equity Fund (UEF).

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EBay Founder's Philanthropic Firm to Donate More

January 23, 2009

October 22, 2008 - The billionaire founder of eBay Inc., Pierre Omidyar, is expanding his philanthropic investment firm, as some of the biggest private foundations continue to weather the growing economic turmoil.

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Omidyar Network Recruits Top Talent to Increase Impact

January 23, 2009

October 22, 2008, Redwood City, Calif. — Omidyar Network today announced an expanded leadership team, new investment professionals and additional investment areas within each of the organization’s two initiatives.

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Goodmail Systems Secures Additional $4 Million in Funding from Omidyar Network

January 23, 2009

January 12, 2009, Mountain View, Calif. — Goodmail Systems, the creator of CertifiedEmail™, the industry’s standard class of trusted email, today announced that it has received $4 million in funding from Omidyar Network as part of a $5 million second closing of a funding round le

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