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Prestigious US$350,000 Africa Entrepreneurship Prize Launched

June 28, 2010

June 29th, 2010, DUBAI — Legatum, a privately owned international investment group, and Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm, today announced the launch of the 2010 Legatum Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship, one of the continent’s most prestigious business awards.

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D.light Design Closes $5.5 Million Series B Financing

June 23, 2010

June 24, 2010, HONG KONG and REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — D.light Design, a global company that designs and manufactures solar powered consumer products for families without access to reliable electricity, today announced that it has secured USD5.5 million in Series B financing.

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Omidyar Network Grant Helps Code for America Connect City Governments to Web 2.0 Talent

June 4, 2010

June 4, 2010, REDWOOD CITY and OAKLAND, Calif. — Omidyar Network today announced a $250,000 grant to Code for America to jumpstart the process of placing 23 top web professionals in five U.S. cities to help make government information more accessible and transparent.

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Omidyar Network Pledges $10 Million to White House Social Innovation Fund

May 27, 2010

May 27, 2010, REDWOOD CITY, Calif.

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FrontlineSMS Scales Service with Omidyar Network Grant

May 10, 2010

May 11, 2010, REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and CAMBRIDGE, England — Omidyar Network today announced a $350,000 grant to FrontlineSMS, a U.K.

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Omidyar Network Awards Grant to NewsTrust

March 1, 2010

March 2, 2010, REDWOOD CITY and MILL VALLEY, Calif. — Omidyar Network today announced a grant of $100,000 over six months to NewsTrust, an online social news network.

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Bridge International Academies Launches Affordable Schools in Kenya

December 7, 2009

December 8, 2009, REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and NAIROBI—­ Bridge International Academies announced today it received a $1.8 million investment from Omidyar Network to scale a network of primary schools that will educate more than one million impoverished children in Africa.

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Omidyar Network Commits $1.4M to Ushahidi to Broaden Crowdsourcing Platform’s Impact

December 2, 2009

December 3, 2009, REDWOOD CITY, Calif.

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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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Questioning the Appropriate use of Digital Identity

May 27, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis highlights risks of inadequate governance and technological guardrails

 

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Why We Invested in Good ID Advocacy Efforts Led by Civil Society and Grassroots Organizations in East Africa

May 21, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated efforts by governments around the world to digitize public services and public health responses. Thea and Franklyn share insights on how Omidyar Network continues to invest in organizations who support their people at the grassroots.

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New analysis offers roadmap to limit Google’s anticompetitive behavior in digital advertising

May 15, 2020

Today, we unveiled the first in a series of policy papers containing detailed evidence and roadmaps for potential antitrust cases against several tech giants. The “Roadmap for a Digital Advertising Monopolization Case Against Google”, is the result of a collaboration between several antitrust experts who have been working in tandem to study competition issues in the digital marketplace and research the specific harms caused by tech giants.

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