A World of Positive Returns

We seek to create a more equitable economy, promote responsible technology that improves lives, expand human capability, and discover the emergent issues that will shape our future​

WHO WE ARE
 

STRATEGIC IMPERATIVES

To address today’s most salient challenges, we focus on:

REIMAGINING
CAPITALISM
Does the investee align with our core mission and values?
BENEFICIAL
TECHNOLOGY
Is the investee likely to achieve traction in its field?
DISCOVERING
EMERGENT ISSUES​
Is the idea big enough to grow beyond its current size?
EXPANDING
HUMAN CAPABILITY
Is there a strong vision for where to go next?

OUR STRATEGY

Insights

Using Self-Reported Data for Impact Measurement

Research Report May 16, 2019

Omidyar Network partnered with the Impact Measurement Project to develop a critical first step in helping to design and implement surveys that can provide meaningful data across five dimensions of impact.

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Newsroom

What Role Should Donors Play in Helping Drones for Delivery Take Flight?

Article May 20, 2019

As part of Devex’s Drones for Development series, Peter Rabley, venture partner at Omidyar Network, discussed the need for supportive regulations and local capacity in emerging economies to create a sustainable and economically viable social drone and data sector.

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From the Blog

Change Starts with Teachers: Why We Invested in Nova Escola

May 21, 2019

Teachers are the single most important factor in improving student achievement. At Omidyar Network, we are excited about innovations that vault teachers to the top of their game, equipping them with the latest knowledge and best practices of their profession.

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We

We are structured to support the notion that philanthropy is more than a type of funding. In its truest sense, philanthropy is about improving the lives of others, independent of the mechanism. Consequently, we work across the social and business sectors, operating both a Limited Liability Company (LLC) and a 501(c)(3) foundation.

FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS

COMMITMENTS

Total amount committed since inception:
$1.49
billion+
For-profit investments since inception:
$690
million
Nonprofit grants since inception:
$803
million