A World of Positive Returns

Insights

How Can Citizens Ensure Money Flows to Where it is Needed Most: The Fight Against Poverty?

Article January 23, 2015

David McNair of the ONE Campaign “Follows the Money.”

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Newsroom

Omidyar Network Pairs Grants With Investments To Solve Problems

Multimedia January 23, 2015

Forbes’ Devin Thorpe interviews Omidyar Network Partner Amy Klement on Omidyar Network’s model and our work as an impact investor.

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From the Blog

WEF Report: Three Trends as the World Reimagines the Role of Markets

January 23, 2015

In partnership with The B team and Arianna Huffington, Omidyar Network convened a conversation at the World Economic Forum in Davos around the role of business and investing in reimagining markets for social impact.

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SPOTLIGHT

What
Role Does Wealth Play in Social Change?

OUR TAKE

Both nonprofits and startups are changing lives for the better.

By Sal Giambanco

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DISCUSSION

Omidyar Network @OmidyarNetwork

@brattray Don't miss our recap from #ReimagineMkts in #Davos yesterday. Thanks again for sharing your insights. t.co/jn4tBy3GNL

A WORLD OF POSITIVE RETURNS

We invest in entrepreneurs and their visionary ideas that create opportunities for people to improve their lives, their communities, and the world around them.

WHO WE ARE
 

INVESTMENT CRITERIA

ALIGNMENT
Does the investee align with our core mission and values?
IMPACT
Is the investee likely to achieve traction in its field?
POTENTIAL FOR SCALE
Is the idea big enough to grow beyond its current size?
LEADERSHIP
Is there a strong vision for where to go next?
INNOVATION
Is this something we haven’t seen before?

INVESTMENT APPROACH

We

We are structured to support the notion that philanthropy is more than a type of funding. In its truest sense, philanthropy is about improving the lives of others, independent of the mechanism. Consequently, we work across the social and business sectors, operating both a Limited Liability Company (LLC) and a 501(c)(3) foundation.

FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS

COMMITMENTS

Total amount committed since inception:
$744
million
For-profit investments since inception:
$333
million
Nonprofit grants since inception:
$411
million