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Omidyar Network to Invest $55 Million in Internet and Mobile Technologies to Advance Government Transparency and Economic Empowerment

September 20, 2010

September 21, 2010, NEW YORK CITY — Omidyar Network today announced it will dedicate $55 million to fund technology investments that provide people around the world with information, tools and services that improve their quality of life.

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Omidyar Network Grant Helps Jumo Connect Individuals With Social Causes

September 14, 2010

September 14, 2010, REDWOOD CITY, Calif.

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Omidyar Network Advances Internet Freedom with $1.5M Grant to Herdict

September 8, 2010

September 8, 2010, REDWOOD CITY, Calif., and WASHINGTON — Omidyar Network today announced a planned grant of up to $1.5M to Herdict, a project of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.  Herdict is a crowdsourcing platform that allows individuals to c

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A Flexible Approach to Funding Entrepreneurs

August 27, 2010

Today in the Harvard Business Review, Omidyar Network's Matt Bannick discusses our "flexible capital" approach of investing financial and human resources in both for-profit and nonprofit ventures: "It's not an either-or decision; we believe grants and for-profit investments can be powerfully comp

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Omidyar Network and Changemakers Launch Competition to Unleash Impact through Property Rights

August 18, 2010

August 18, 2010, WASHINGTON DC and REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Omidyar Network and Ashoka’s Changemakers announced today they are launching an online competition to find the world’s top leaders working to increase secure access to property rights.

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Omidyar Network Awards $5 Million Grant to Kiva to Spur Growth of Microfinance in Underserved Markets

August 10, 2010

August 12, 2010, REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Omidyar Network today announced it has committed $5 million over three years to microlending pioneer Kiva.org.

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Omidyar Network Commits $2.1M to the Foundation for Ecological Security to Secure Rights to Common Land for India’s Poor

July 14, 2010

July 15, 2010, REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and MUMBAI — Omidyar Network announced today a grant of $2.1 million over two years to the Foundation for Ecological Security (FES) to extend property rights to common land to India’s poorest communities.

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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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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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