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Omidyar Network Founders Top Barron's List of Most Effective Givers

November 30, 2009

Ranked #1 in Barron’s top-25 list of most effective philanthropists, Pierre and Pam Omidyar have been recognized as the leaders of “high-impact giving.”  In collaboration with consulting firm Global Philanthropy Group, the publication rated winners based on “innovation, quality of alliances with

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RDI Receives $9 Million from Omidyar Network to Help Bring Land Rights to the Poor

November 4, 2009

November 5, 2009, SEATTLE and REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — The Rural Development Institute (RDI) announced today it received a three-year commitment of up to US$9 million from Omidyar Network to help millions of people secure land rights, enabling them to emerge from poverty.

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Global Integrity Scales With $2.4 Million Grant From Omidyar Network

November 2, 2009

November 3, 2009, WASHINGTON, DC — Global Integrity, a leader in the movement to bring greater transparency to government activities worldwide, announced today it has received a financial commitment of up to US$2.4 million from philanthropic investment firm Omidyar Network.

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Omidyar Network Establishes New Entity in India

October 13, 2009

October 14, 2009, Redwood City, Calif., and Mumbai, India — Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm, announced today it has established a new entity in India to expand the firm’s level of investment in the rapidly growing economy.

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Omidyar Network Commits $30 Million to High-Impact Entrepreneurship at Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

September 22, 2009

September 22, 2009, REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Omidyar Network today announced a three-year, $30 million commitment to support global entrepreneurship, especially in India and Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Omidyar Network Commits $2 Million Grant to Wikimedia Foundation

August 25, 2009

August 25, 2009, SAN FRANCISCO and REDWOOD CITY Calif. — Omidyar Network today announced a grant of up to $2 million over two years to the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization that operates Wikipedia, one of the worl

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Quikr Closes Rs. 200 million Series B Funding

July 28, 2009

July 30, 2009, Mumbai, India — Quikr India, a leading horizontal classifieds player in India announced today the completion of a Rs.

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New Partnership Jumpstarts Development in Sierra Leone and Liberia

July 21, 2009

July 22, 2009, NEW YORK — BRAC is leading a $15 million initiative to rebuild war-torn communities in West Africa, four organizations supporting the effort announced today.

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MFX Solutions Launches Service to Reduce Microfinance Currency Risk

July 6, 2009

July 7, 2009, WASHINGTON, DC — MFX Solutions Inc. (MFX), a new company dedicated to managing global currency risk in the microfinance industry, today announced the launch of its operations.

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LeapFrog Raises $44 Million for World’s First Microinsurance Fund

June 16, 2009

June 17, 2009, Luxembourg — In a breakthrough for microfinance and alternative investment, the LeapFrog Financial Inclusion Fund announced today that it has raised US$44 million. It is the world’s first investment fund focused on microinsurance.

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