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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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Sunlight Foundation Announces $4 Million Investment From Omidyar Network

March 18, 2009

March 18, 2009, WASHINGTON, DC — The Sunlight Foundation announced today it has received a $4 million grant from Omidyar Network to support Sunlight's efforts to improve access to existing government information, digitize new information, and create new online tools to foster gre

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Omidyar Network Unveils New Brand Identity

March 3, 2009

March 4, 2009, Redwood City, Calif. — Omidyar Network debuted a new brand identity today, highlighting the organization’s innovative approach to philanthropy and broadening the visibility of its investees.

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Omidyar Network Grants $4.5 Million to Opportunity International to Scale Technology-based Microfinance Services in Africa

February 23, 2009

February 24, 2009, Oak Brook, Ill. — Opportunity International today announced it has received a $4.5 million grant from Omidyar Network.

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Network Philanthropy

January 28, 2009

January 21, 2007 - They seemed so young. That's what Peter Hero remembers most about the day, nine years ago, when Pierre Omidyar and Jeff Skoll walked into his office at Community Foundation Silicon Valley with an odd idea to give away a fortune.

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Bridging the Gap Between High Quality Content and Technology

August 10, 2018

Grupo VI-DA has compiled what we believe to be one of the largest collections of digital, Spanish-language content in the world. Over the past four years, Grupo VI-DA has negotiated licenses with over 600 publishers, for access to over 600,000 titles, including both adult and children’s books, textbooks, and literature.

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Lessons Learned from Listening to Our Investees

August 8, 2018

Our work at Omidyar Network is grounded in the belief that people are interdependent, fundamentally good, and inherently capable. We believe that we are at our best when we listen to and learn from the people and organizations we serve.

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Introducing the (World’s First) Ethical Operating System: A toolkit for anticipating future risk and building a better tech ecosystem

August 7, 2018

It’s no longer enough to simply profess an optimistic desire that the tech we build will have a positive effect on the world. We must create a system of design and development that places real value on ethical thinking from the outset, by incorporating future risk analysis and mitigation directly into our workflow.

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