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

DISCUSSION

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Insights

Scaling Access & Impact: Realizing the Power of EdTech

Research Report March 24, 2019

There are 250 million learners around the world who have finished their schooling – yet aren’t able to read or write well and lack the skills they will need to succeed in the 21st century. Omidyar Network commissioned a new report to evaluate what might be necessary to enable, scale, and sustain Equitable EdTech on a national basis.

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Newsroom

The Importance of Catalytic Capital

Article August 7, 2019

Omidyar Network’s Mike Kubzansky joins Rockefeller’s Raj Shah and MacArthur’s Julia Stasch to highlight the important role philanthropy can play in making investments in impact-oriented entrepreneurs who might otherwise not have access to sufficient capital. 

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From the Blog

Reporting on Digital Identity Issues with Nuance and Tenacity: Why We Invested in the Africa-China Reporting Project

August 13, 2019

We believe that media strengthens society. It plays an important role in creating public awareness of digital identity-related decisions and their rights. It acts as a watch dog to protect public interests and helps hold decision makers accountable to those interests.

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Affiliates

We

We are proud to be affiliated with the following organizations, which were developed within Omidyar Network and have subsequently established themselves as independent entities. Additionally, we are proud to partner with Omidyar Network India, managing a high impact portfolio of bold entrepreneurs with a mission to create a meaningful life for every Indian.