At Omidyar Network, we believe market forces can be a potent driver for positive social change. That’s why we invest in both for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations, whose complementary roles can advance entire sectors.  Our efforts are focused in four key areas: Beneficial Technology (Digital IdentityTech and Society Solutions Lab, and Responsible Tech), Discovering Emergent Issues (Exploration & Future Sensing), Reimagining Capitalism (New EconomyWorker Power, and Impact Investing), and Education.


Digital Identity

Africa Digital Rights Hub

The Africa Digital Rights’ Hub is a not-for-profit think tank registered in Ghana that advances and promotes research and advocacy on digital rights across the African continent.

Bharat Inclusion Initiative

The Bharat Inclusive Technologies Seed Fund supports entrepreneurs solving hard inclusion problems with funding, expertise, access to markets, and mentorship.

Busara Center for Behavioral Economics

Busara is a research and advisory non-profit organization focused on advancing and applying Behavioral Science in emerging markets; with operations in Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Uganda, Peru, and India.

Cambridge Blockchain

Cambridge Blockchain makes digital identity enterprise software for financial institutions, while providing individuals control over their own identity data.

Centre for Social and Behaviour Chan

Centre for Social and Behaviour Change is an institution for behavior change in India, set up by Ashoka University and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. It designs, advances, and enables evidence-led behavior change interventions for low-income and marginalized Indian communities. enables the Internet of Me, where the individual is at the centre of their digital life, owning and controlling their own data.

Identification for Development (ID4D)

To enable access to services and rights for all, the World Bank Group launched the Identification for Development (ID4D) initiative to support progress towards inclusive and responsible identification systems. Nairobi is a nonprofit design organization on a mission to improve the lives of people in vulnerable communities.

Indian School of Business

The Indian School of Business is a pioneering academic institution that has set up the Digital Identity Research Initiative to study the impact of India’s national ID program.

Institute for Technology & Society Rio

ITS is a non-profit research center whose mission is to ensure that Brazil and the Global South respond creatively and appropriately to the opportunities provided by technology in the digital age.

Learning Machine

Learning Machine partners with governments, companies, and school systems to deploy secure credentialing systems that leverage the blockchain as a secure anchor of trust.

Modular, Open Source Identity Platform (IIIT-B)

IIIT-B is designing a modular, open-source platform to help countries implement a digital identity system cost-effectively, while embracing scalability, security, and privacy.

Terbium Labs

Terbium Labs is a premier dark-web data intelligence company that provides unprecedented visibility into, and context around, an organization's data exposure on the dark web.

The Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law

The Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT) is an academic think tank based at Strathmore Law School in Nairobi, Kenya.

The Centre for Internet and Society

The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) is a non-profit organization based in India that undertakes interdisciplinary research on internet and digital technologies from policy and academic perspectives.

The Engine Room

The Engine Room helps activists, organizations, and other social change agents make the most of data and technology to increase their impact.

The UN Economic Commission for Africa

The UN Economic Commission for Africa’s mandate is to promote the economic and social development, foster intra-regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa's development.

University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, is a multi-campus South African public research university situated in the northern areas of central Johannesburg

World Economic Forum’s Platform for Good Digital Identity

The Platform for Good Digital Identity aims to be the connective tissue between public and private digital identity efforts and to spark user-centered collaborations.


4.0 Schools

4.0 Schools connects, coaches, and invests in people to test new learning spaces and tools with students and families in their local communities.

African Leadership Academy

African Leadership Academy is developing the next generation of ethical leaders and entrepreneurs who will shape Africa’s future.

African Leadership University (ALU)

African Leadership University (ALU) is a world-class tertiary education institution developing Africa’s future leaders by leveraging peer-to-peer learning, technology, active employer engagement, project-based learning, and a focus on skills development.

Agenda Edu

Agenda Edu is a communications platform increasing interaction between schools and parents.

Akshara Foundation

Akshara Foundation aims to ensure that children across Karnataka are in school, engaged, and learning well by creating comprehensive, scalable, replicable, and cost-effective education solutions.


AltSchool is a collaborative community of micro-schools that uses outstanding teachers, deep research and innovative tools to offer a personalized, whole child learning experience for the next generation.


Andela blends the best of outsourcing and in-house hiring by training and integrating remote software developers to Fortune 500 and top employers around the world.

Anudip Foundation

Anudip Foundation creates new-economy livelihood opportunities for impoverished youth, women, and minorities in rural and semi-urban areas of India by providing IT-based job skills training, job placement, and entrepreneur development services.


Artemisia’s mission is to inspire, train, and empower talent and entrepreneurs to create a new generation of social impact businesses in Brazil.

Ascend at the Aspen Institute

Ascend at the Aspen Institute is a hub for breakthrough ideas and collaborations that move children and their parents toward educational success and economic security.

Aspiring Minds

Aspiring Minds fosters labor inclusion through proven employability assessment solutions.


Blended is a mobile-first communication platform connecting teachers, students, and parents in Latin America.

Bridge International Academies

Bridge International Academies is the world's largest education innovation company serving the 700 million children whose families live on less than $2 USD per day.


Brightwheel is a cross­platform mobile solution for early education.

Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University

The mission of the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University is to drive science-based innovation that achieves breakthrough outcomes for children facing adversity.® is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. is an online marketplace that connects teachers in high-need communities with donors who want to help.


Doubtnut is a multi-lingual online learning app for K-12 students.

Dream a Dream

Dream a Dream empowers young people from vulnerable backgrounds to overcome adversity and flourish in a fast-changing world using a creative life skills approach.


EdSurge helps schools find, select and use the right technology to support all learners.


Ellevation’s software transforms school districts to better serve English Language Learners by supporting personalized instruction, student data analysis, reporting, and collaboration.


EnglishHelper provides innovative technology solutions that enable students, aspiring professionals, and corporate employees to learn English.


Geekie is an adaptive learning company committed to revolutionizing the quality of education in Brazil for middle and high school students. The company uses technology to customize each learner’s experience and boost their academic performance.

Guten News

Guten News is an early stage company that works at the intersection between content, technology and pedagogy. It is an interactive digital journal that encourages reading activities taking into account the intellectual development of its readers.


Handshake helps students find meaningful careers through its network of students, recruiters and universities.

Holberton School

Holberton School is a project-based college alternative for the next generation of software engineers.


IkamvaYouth provides after-school tutoring and mentoring to disadvantaged youth, ending the cycle of poverty through higher educational achievement, increased access to tertiary education and subsequent employment opportunities.

Imagine Worldwide

Imagine Worldwide aims to prove the effectiveness of student-centered, tech-enabled learning technology to help children all over the world to become literate and numerate.

Innovation Edge

Innovation Edge inspires, supports, and shares quality innovations in early learning across South Africa.

Innovations for Poverty Action

IPA is a leading design and evaluation organization for rigorous analyses of innovative solutions in development.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy’s mission is to provide a free, world‑class education for anyone, anywhere.


Laboratoria is a social enterprise focused on training and placing women from underserved backgrounds as software developers.


LearnZillion’s digital platform is home to high-quality, standards-aligned instructional material built by top teachers from across the country.

Lemann Foundation

Lemann Foundation develops and supports innovative educational projects, conducts public policy studies, and offers leadership training to education professionals in Brazil.

Lively Minds

Lively Minds aims to improve education opportunities for young children in communities in rural Ghana and Uganda by developing effective play-based early learning programs.

ParentPowered (Ready4K)

ParentPowered creates simple, accessible tools to support effective parenting.


Platzi is an online community and educational platform focusing on tech-related skills that are in high demand by employers, including programming, design, marketing, and business development.

Promise Venture Studio

Promise Venture Studio is a non-profit venture studio, building a diverse community of entrepreneurs and ventures to inspire sustainable change and impact across early childhood development.

Reach Capital

Reach Capital is an education technology fund that invests in companies creating access and opportunity for K-12 students.


Reconstructed Living Labs seeks to empower individuals and reconstruct communities through community-driven innovation.


Siyavula's mission is to make high-quality education accessible to every student and teacher, in South Africa and globally. They aim to achieve this at scale by focusing on providing a low-cost techology solution for adaptive-learning.


Socratic is an online community that takes commonly asked student questions and creates the best possible answers on the Internet through crowd sourcing.

SPARK Schools

SPARK Schools is a network of innovative primary schools dedicated to making quality learning accessible to many more learners in South Africa.

Teach for All

Teach for All aims to expand educational opportunity around the world by increasing and accelerating the impact of national organizations that are cultivating the leadership necessary for change.

Teach For India

Teach For India aims to help all children in India receive a high-quality education by engaging a talented group of young leaders to work in the country’s education sector.

The Education Alliance

The Education Alliance is a nonprofit organization working toward facilitating Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in education with a view to improve education quality and widen the set of choices available to underserved and economically disadvantaged learners in India.


Tinkergarten offers outdoor, play-based, enrichment classes and activities for children ages 1 - 8 years old.


Vedantu is an interactive online tutoring platform for students.

Vi-Da Tec

Grupo VI-DA is a technology-based platform providing digital products to students, schools, and consumers that democratize access to high quality, Spanish-language content.

Waterford UPSTART

Waterford UPSTART is a free, home-based, kindergarten readiness program that prepares preschool-age children for kindergarten.

Wildflower Schools

Wildflower is an ecosystem of decentralized Montessori micro-schools that support children, teachers, and parents.


Wonderschool is a network of boutique, early childhood programs.

Tech and Society Solutions Lab

Center for Humane Technology

The Center for Humane Technology aims to realign technology with humanity’s best interests.

Civic Signals

Civic Signals is creating new metrics to transform the health of democratic discourse online for major social media platforms. is building civic infrastructure for the future of work that enables people to connect to one another by sharing campaign ideas, stories, and data to improve their working conditions.


Doteveryone is a UK-based think tank that champions responsible technology for the good of everyone in society.

Ethical OS

The Ethical Operating System (Ethical OS) is a framework for product managers, engineers, and those creating tech to bake thoughtfulness into their product process. It was designed in collaboration with Institute for the Future (IFTF). is a training experience that uses data insights and basic communication principles to build empathy in companies.

Responsible Computer Science Challenge

The Responsible Computer Science Challenge is an initiative incubated by Omidyar Network and co-funded by Mozilla, Schmidt Futures, and Craig Newmark Philanthropies to jumpstart and scale promising approaches to integrating ethical thinking and social consideration into technical undergraduate Computer Science education.

Social Science Resource Council

Omidyar Network is a funding two-year initiative with the international, independent nonprofit Social Science Research Council (SSRC) to examine social media’s role in elections and democracy.


Should This Exist? is a WaitWhat original podcast series where host Caterina Fake asks big questions about tech and humanity.

Zebras Unite

Zebras Unite is building a movement to counter existing startup and venture capital culture.

Impact Investing

Bridges Fund Management

Bridges Fund Management is a specialist private equity fund manager focused exclusively on sustainable and impact investment.

Elevar Equity

Elevar Equity, a human centered equity firm, invests in transformative and scalable ventures focused on underserved customers in low income communities.

European Venture Philanthropy Association

The European Venture Philanthropy Association is a leading network of impact-minded, cross-sector investors, philanthropists, and foundations.

Global Impact Investing Network

The Global Impact Investing Network is dedicated to accelerating change by increasing the scale and effectiveness of the impact investing industry.


Nesta is a leading impact investor in the UK that has built a portfolio of funds, incubators, and advisory firms to help bring innovative ideas to life.


Pymwymic is the largest, most active, and longest-standing organization of impact investors in Europe.

Social Finance UK

Social Finance UK partners with government, the social sector, and finance to mobilize private capital and help solve social challenges around the world.

Social Finance US

Social Finance US designs public-private partnerships to address social challenges and support an ecosystem for Pay for Success programs across the country.

The ImPact

The ImPact supports a global network of philanthropic families with the resources they need to make more impact investments, track outcomes, and share knowledge.

Toniic LLC

Toniic is an action-oriented community of impact investors that aims to increase the velocity of money and services into investments that address global challenges.

Market Building


Artemisia’s mission is to inspire, train, and empower talent and entrepreneurs to create a new generation of social impact businesses in Brazil.

Co-Creation Hub

Co-Creation Hub is a multi-functional, multi-purpose space in Nigeria that is dedicated to catalyzing creative social tech ventures.


Dasra is India's leading strategic philanthropy foundation working with philanthropists and social entrepreneurs to create large scale social change.


Endeavor supports high-impact entrepreneurs in emerging markets, helping to create jobs, generate wealth, and champion the next generation of business leaders.


IGNIA is a venture capital investment firm that supports promising, scalable enterprises serving the needs of low-income populations in Latin America.

The Bridgespan Group

The Bridgespan Group aims to strengthen nonprofit leadership by providing an information marketplace that connects nonprofits to senior-management talent.

Early Innovation

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line offers free, 24/7 support for people in crisis via text.

dr. consulta

dr. consulta is a network of low-cost, high-quality outpatient medical clinics in Brazil.


Giraffe is an online marketplace that uses mobile technology to connect medium-skilled workers to job opportunities and helps businesses to reduce recruitment costs and to find suitable candidates quicker. is the largest online hotel booking platform in Nigeria, connecting consumers to more than 7,000 small and medium hotels, most with no prior digital presence.


iMerit addresses the global demand for high-quality, entry-level IT work by leveraging lower-cost rural staff who are trained by Anudip Foundation.


Kalibrr expands access to job opportunities through an innovative online recruitment and talent management platform.

SONG Investment Company

SONG Investment Company is an investment fund that backs high-quality, scalable small and medium-sized businesses in India.


Smart Africa

Smart Africa is a bold and innovative commitment from African Heads of State and Government to accelerate sustainable socioeconomic development on the continent, ushering Africa into a knowledge economy through affordable access to broadband and usage of information and communications technologies.

The Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa

The Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) promotes inclusive ICT policy in Africa. Based in Kampala, Uganda, CIPESA increases the policy engagement capacity of African stakeholders through research, advocacy, dialogue, and skills development.

Alumni Investees

Accountability Initiative

Accountability Initiative seeks to improve the quality of India’s public services by promoting informed and accountable governance.

African Media Initiative

The African Media Initiative strengthens Africa’s media sector through advocacy, investments, technology, and training.

Ananda Ventures

Ananda Ventures is the first pan-European social venture fund providing financial capital and advisory expertise to social enterprises.


Ashoka promotes social change by connecting a global network of entrepreneurs.

Boulder Institute of Microfinance

Boulder Institute of Microfinance promotes critical thinking and professional development to advance microfinance.

Center for Global Development

Center for Global Development is a global think tank that leverages independent research and analysis to convert ideas into policies and programs.

Center for Public Integrity

The award-winning Center for Public Integrity is one of the oldest and largest nonprofit news organizations in the United States.

Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability

Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability is a policy research and advocacy organization that analyzes public policies and government finances in India and advocates for greater transparency, accountability, and public participation in budget processes.

Code for Africa

Code for Africa is a people-driven movement that aims to empower active citizenry and strengthen civic watchdogs to help government shape and improve its services to citizens.

Committee to Protect Journalists

The Committee to Protect Journalists promotes press freedom worldwide by defending the rights of journalists to report news without fear.

d.light design

d.light design develops high-quality, affordable, and innovative solar-powered consumer products for families without access to reliable electricity.

Enough is Enough Nigeria

Enough is Enough Nigeria uses technology to promote transparency and public accountability in Nigeria.

Ethical Hacking Initiative

Omidyar Network worked with Major League Hacking on an Ethical Hacking Initiative that inspired more than 3,000 collegiate hackers to consider the potential unintended consequences of their hacks.

Ethics in Technology Practice

The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University produced and tested a suite of materials to help tech companies embed ethical considerations into their development processes.

Ethos Water

Ethos Water helps children around the world gain access to clean water.


FrontlineSMS revolutionizes two-way group communication with free software.


Fundar is a civil society organization that uses research and analysis to develop creative solutions to public problems for a just and participatory society.


The FunDza Literacy Trust is dedicated to improving literacy among teens and young adults in South Africa.

Global Data Ethics Pledge

Omidyar Network partnered with Data for Democracy to create and scale a Hippocratic Oath for data scientists.

Global Innovation Fund

The Global Innovation Fund invests in evidence-based innovations generating large-scale social impact around the world.

Global Integrity

Global Integrity arms advocates, journalists, and citizens with information to drive governance reforms.

Global Voices

Global Voices serves as an online newsroom for citizen voices from around the world.


Herdict is an online platform that crowdsources Internet users’ reports of website inaccessibility and outages.


Infonet develops technology platforms that enable information-sharing and promote government transparency in Kenya.

Insight TWI: The World Investigates

Insight TWI connects local investigative journalists with technology, training, and global audiences to expose crime and corruption around the world.

Instituto Cidade Democrática

Cidade Democrática facilitates crowdsourcing of innovative solutions to public sector problems, promoting civic participation in Brazil.


Involve helps civic organizations, politicians, and public officials to transform the way they engage with citizens.


JoziHub is Johannesburg’s first technology incubator dedicated to developing sustainable social change through collaboration and innovation.


KaBOOM! mobilizes and engages communities to provide playspaces for their children.

Living Goods

Living Goods operates a network of community health entrepreneurs who sell effective, essential health products to the poor at affordable prices.

Livity Africa

Livity Africa is transforming the next generation of South Africans through youth-created media platforms and social campaigns that engage and empower young people to act.

Mideast Youth

Mideast Youth uses digital media to amplify citizen voices in the Middle East and North Africa.


MissionU is an intensive one-year program that gives students the skills and experience needed to launch a successful career in high-growth industries.

Myitmakha News Agency

Myitmakha News Agency is an independent news agency that provides daily news and insights to TV channels, radio channels, and local journals across Myanmar.

National Foundation for India

National Foundation for India seeks to create a just and equitable society by enabling marginalized communities to improve the quality of their own lives.


NewsTrust enables citizens to find and share trustworthy journalism online, promoting greater transparency in news reporting.


Numeric is an organization that has developed a high-impact, low-cost, last-mile coaching model that uses open education resources to work with 6th-8th grade students to drive large, statistically significant gains in mathematics.

ONE Campaign

ONE is a campaigning and advocacy organization of nearly four million people taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa.


PeerToPatent revolutionizes the patent system by opening the process to public participation.

Praekelt Foundation

Praekelt Foundation develops innovative mobile solutions to improve the lives of people living in poverty.

Project On Government Oversight

POGO champions government transparency and accountability in the United States.


Publica is Brazil’s first investigative reporting nonprofit dedicated to exposing human rights violations and promoting open democracy.

Refugees United

Refugees United uses technology to enable refugees to reunite with family.

Sahara Reporters

Sahara Reporters encourages citizen journalists to publish evidence of corruption and human rights abuses in Nigeria.


SeaChange encourages effectiveness in philanthropy by connecting high-quality nonprofits and funders.

Sunlight Foundation

Sunlight Foundation sheds light on government activities with data and technology.

TechEquity Collaborative

The TechEquity Collaborative is engaging the tech community to build a more equitable and inclusive twenty-first century economy.

Transparency International

Transparency International aims to stop corruption and promote transparency, accountability, and integrity at all levels and across all sectors of society.


An urban impact accelerator, Tumml supports early stage companies that are developing innovative products and services to improve urban living.


Ushahidi bolsters transparency by enabling citizen-generated information reporting and sharing.

Virgin Money

Virgin Money enables lending between friends, relatives, and other private parties.


VoteRunLead is a national, nonpartisan organization that increases the number of women in political leadership through training, technology, and community.


WITNESS leverages the power of technology to combat human rights abuses worldwide.

World Federation of United Nations Associations

The World Federation of United Nations Associations is a global nonprofit organization representing and coordinating a membership of over 100 national United Nations Associations and their thousands of constituents.