A World of Positive Returns

Insights

Introducing the Impact Investing Benchmark

Research Report July 7, 2015

Launched recently by Cambridge Associates and the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), this new report is the first comprehensive study of the financial performance of private equity and venture capital impact investment funds.

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Saving For Sooner: How and Why Short-Term Savings Matter

Research Report August 25, 2015

Our partner U.S. Financial Diaries has released new research on the effects of volatile incomes and frequent near-term “emergencies” on U.S. households.

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From the Blog

How a Map Can Change the World: State of the Map US 2015 Conference Emphasizes the Role of Geospatial Data for Property Rights

July 28, 2015

Last month in New York City, Omidyar Network was pleased to be one of the sponsors of the State of the Map US 2015 conference (SOTMUS), which physically convened the far-reaching and powerful virtual community behind OpenStreetMap (OSM).

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A WORLD OF POSITIVE RETURNS

We invest in entrepreneurs and their visionary ideas that create opportunities for people to improve their lives, their communities, and the world around them.

WHO WE ARE
 

INVESTMENT CRITERIA

ALIGNMENT
Does the investee align with our core mission and values?
IMPACT
Is the investee likely to achieve traction in its field?
POTENTIAL FOR SCALE
Is the idea big enough to grow beyond its current size?
LEADERSHIP
Is there a strong vision for where to go next?
INNOVATION
Is this something we haven’t seen before?

INVESTMENT APPROACH

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:
$849
million
For-profit investments since inception:
$391
million
Nonprofit grants since inception:
$458
million