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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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Former eBay exec tackles perils of e-commerce at Omidyar Network

January 23, 2009

January 18, 2009 — In his time as eBay's vice president of global trust and safety, Matt Halprin used to hear from plenty of eBay members wondering why he or other company executives had apparently sent them e-mail flagging a problem with their account and asking them to re-regis

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Omidyar Network Expands Operations to Europe with Appointment of Ian Callaghan as Senior Director, Investments

November 25, 2008

September 18, 2008, Redwood City, Calif. - Omidyar Network today named Ian Callaghan as senior director, investments, marking the organization’s first hire in Europe.

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Omidyar Network Communications Fellows Program Aims to Create a Just Economic System that Works for Everyone

March 25, 2020

The newly announced Omidyar Network Communications Fellows Program is putting skilled communicators at the front lines of campaigns to drive critical change on Election Day and beyond. Learn more.

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Playing with Fire: Using Location Data to Track the Coronavirus

March 19, 2020

Government and big tech are discussing whether to share people's locations to combat the spread of COVID-19; we believe four safeguards must be in place first.

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Trends to Watch in 2020 & Beyond

March 9, 2020

Climate change. Generational discord. Belonging and erasure. The future of warfare. Eshanthi Ranasinghe weighs in on which trends will drive our future in 2020 and beyond.

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