A World of Positive Returns

Insights

Investing for Financial and Social Returns: An Interview with Omidyar Network’s Mike Kubzansky

Multimedia January 5, 2016

EMPEA talks with Omidyar Network's Mike Kubzansky about strategies for impact investing in emerging markets.

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Newsroom

Impact, Investment And Demand: Three Pillars For Civic Tech Success

Article February 8, 2016

Omidyar Network’s Stacy Donohue looks at three key trends for civic tech success in 2016.

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From the Blog

Open Data Is Changing the World in Four Ways

January 25, 2016

Stefaan G. Verhulst and Andrew Young of The GovLab explore the global impact of open data through a new repository of case studies developed in collaboration with Omidyar Network.

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SPOTLIGHT

What’s
next for impact investing?

OUR TAKE

Paula Goldman offers her take on what's in store for impact investing in 2016.

By Paula Goldman

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DISCUSSION

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:
$917
million
For-profit investments since inception:
$422
million
Nonprofit grants since inception:
$495
million