Investees

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 nine key areas: Digital IdentityEducationImpact InvestingProperty RightsTech and Society Solutions LabResponsible Tech, Exploration & Future SensingNew Economy, and Worker Power

 

Property Rights

Amazon Conservation Team

The Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) is dedicated to preserving South American rainforests by working with local communities to map and secure rights to their indigenous lands.

American Geographical Society

The American Geographical Society (AGS) is a 21st-century learning society dedicated to the advancement of geographic thinking, knowledge, and understanding across business, government, science, social sectors, and academia.

Cadasta

Cadasta Foundation provides an innovative, cost-effective global technology platform that collects and manages property ownership, occupancy, and spatial data.

Cities Alliance

Cities Alliance is a global partnership improving the lives of urban populations by delivering integrated, citywide, and innovative solutions to urban poverty in cities where it matters the most.

Clark University

Clark University’s Graduate School of Geography is developing a scalable, fast, and cost-effective land cover mapping platform that seamlessly fuses human and machine intelligence.

COLANDEF

COLANDEF aims to secure land tenure rights and promote women’s empowerment in Ghana through local governance, policy advocacy, and mainstreaming gender into development.

Grunin Center for Law and Social Entrepreneurship

Grunin Center for Law and Social Entrepreneurship at NYU School of Law is the first center of its kind at a law school and it is advancing a global movement that creates new ways for law and lawyers to drive positive change in the world.

Land Portal

Land Portal is the leading online resource for information, data, and knowledge exchange on land and property rights.

Landesa

Landesa empowers the world's rural poor by providing them with opportunities to obtain secure property rights and achieve greater security, stability, and wealth.

Meridia

Meridia is an end-to-end solution for land and property documentation for individuals and communities in emerging markets, where accurate maps and effective land administration systems do not often exist.

Micro Aerial Projects

Micro Aerial Projects LLC’s mission is to identify sustainable and appropriate civilian geospatial applications of unmanned or remotely controlled aerial vehicles and to support and provide efficient, cost effective, safe, and responsible geo-spatial solutions.

MicroBuild

MicroBuild Fund is the first housing-specific microfinance investment vehicle of its kind dedicated to helping low-income families.

New America

New America’s Future of Property Rights program examines the intersection of tech and policy in the property rights space.

Overseas Development Institute

Overseas Development Institute is an independent think tank focused on international development and humanitarian issues.

Radiant

Radiant provides a shared infrastructure for open access to remotely sensed imagery, spatial data, and technology tools to support global development.

Spruce

Spruce is a title insurance, escrow, and closing company using technology to enable fast, frictionless, and secure real estate transactions.

Suyo

Suyo helps families to secure their property rights by offering the most affordable and reliable property formalization services in Latin America.

The Asia Foundation

The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia.

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting supports a large network of independent journalists who cover under-reported global issues.

Thomson Reuters Foundation

The Thomson Reuters Foundation promotes socio-economic progress and the rule of law worldwide. The Foundation runs programs that inform, connect, and ultimately empower people around the world.

WeRobotics

WeRobotics is a nonprofit organization focused on accelerating the positive impact of robotics solutions through local expertise.

Alumni Investees

BRAC

BRAC empowers the world’s poor through a comprehensive set of development initiatives.

Climate Policy Initiative

Climate Policy Initiative works to improve energy and land use policies around the world, with a particular emphasis on finance.

Duke University

Researchers are working to better understand households living in slums in India and to identify different types of slum settlements using satellite image analysis.

Indufor North America

Indufor North America is a forest asset valuation firm that is working with partners to develop a tool to help communities and governments ascertain the economic value of their land.

Institute for Liberty and Democracy

The Institute for Liberty and Democracy works with governments to empower the poor through property and business rights.

International Land Coalition

The International Land Coalition promotes secure and equitable access to land for the rural poor.

Land Alliance

Land Alliance is a think-and-do tank that tests new approaches to defining and managing rights, shares expertise and best practices globally, and supports groups working to scale the solution of land issues.

Namati

Namati is building a global movement of grassroots legal advocates who work with communities to advance justice.

NCAER

National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) is India’s oldest and largest independent, nonprofit, economic policy research institute.

Red Tierras

Red Tierras and Fundacion Tierra use innovative technology to improve the land titling process for marginalized communities in Bolivia.

Rights and Resources Initiative

Rights and Resources Initiative is a nonprofit seeking to increase forest ownership for local communities and indigenous peoples worldwide.

SEEP Network

SEEP Network builds a global learning community for microfinance networks and associations.