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Omidyar Network Executive Forum 2011

May 16, 2011

May 17, 2011, Menlo Park, Calif. – Omidyar Network kicks off its second-annual Omidyar Network Executive Forum (ONEF) today in Menlo Park, California.

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Omidyar Network Commits $1.5 Million to African Leadership Academy to Develop a New Generation of Entrepreneurs in Africa

May 11, 2011

May 12, 2011, REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Omidyar Network announced today it has committed $1.5 million over two years to African Leadership Academy (ALA), an institution dedicated to cultivating a new generation of African entrepreneurs.

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What’s Cooler Than a Million Dollars? Changing a Million Lives

May 8, 2011

Henry Ford once said that a business that makes nothing but money is a poor business. Impact investing takes that idea to a new level. Impact investors look for businesses that have a positive social or environmental impact as well as the potential for financial return.

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Omidyar Network Broadens Government Transparency Initiative to Include Support of Investigative and Citizen Journalism in the Developing World

May 3, 2011

May 3, 2011, REDWOOD CITY, Calif.  – Omidyar Network announced today the expansion of its Government Transparency initiative to include support of journalism in the developing world. 

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The International Land Coalition Launches www.landportal.info, the First Online Gateway to Information on Land

April 18, 2011

Washington D.C., 19 April 2011—The Land Portal, an online platform to find, share, and collaborate on land information, was launched today at the annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty.

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How One Competition Elevated Property Rights Innovators

March 3, 2011

In August 2010, Omidyar Network partnered with Ashoka’s Changemakers to launch Property Rights: Identity, Dignity & Opportunity for All, a competition aimed at promoting innovation in property rights around the world.

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New Grants Fund 50-State Corruption Risk Index

February 22, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 17, 2011 — The Center for Public Integrity, Public Radio International and Global Integrity have received $1.5 million in grants to fund an ambitious risk analysis of corruption in all 50 state governments.

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Omidyar Network Awards $5 million to Catalyze Social Impact through Property Rights

February 14, 2011

February 15, 2011, REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Omidyar Network today announced it has provided $4.96 million to the Institute for Liberty & Democracy (ILD) and awarded $150K in prize money to three winners of the Ashoka’s Changemakers competition for property rights.

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“Enough is Enough Nigeria” Receives Grant from Omidyar Network to Promote Transparency Around the Presidential Elections

February 14, 2011

February, 22, 2011, REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Omidyar Network announced today a grant of up to $130,000 to Enough is Enough Nigeria (EiE Nigeria), a coalition of individuals and youth-led organizations leading a campaign aimed at enabling citizen participation in the Nigerian gener

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Omidyar Network and O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures Bring Neighborhoods and City Hall Closer Together with Investment in SeeClickFix

January 12, 2011

January 11, 2011, REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Omidyar Network and O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV) today announced an equity investment in SeeClickFix, the developer of technologies that enable citizens to report and monitor non-emergency issues in their local community.

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Creating a Safety-Net Culture in India: Why We Invested in Toffee Insurance

June 13, 2018

Why we invested in Toffee Insurance, a financial technology platform that designs and sells bite-size, low-price insurance products created with millennials and digital natives in mind.

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Supporting the Growth of MSMEs across Africa: Why We Invested in Lidya

June 7, 2018

Why we invested in Lidya, a company addressing the MSME credit shortage in Africa through accessible and affordable credit.

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Why We Invested: End Poverty (N/Core)

June 1, 2018

For India’s nonprofits, resources are scarce, government subsidies are few, and the regulatory environment is complex. This environment makes it challenging for nonprofits to attract and retain quality talent and often deters young entrepreneurs from trying to solve some of the most pressing problems in India.

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