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Q & A Pierre Omidyar - Empower Seller

January 23, 2009

September 11, 2008 -  Pierre Omidyar turned eBay into the most successful company of the dotcom era. EBay likewise turned its founder into a multibillionaire, and in 1999, Omidyar set up a charitable foundation.

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Omidyar Network Names Matt Bannick Managing Partner

January 23, 2009

March 8, 2007, Redwood City, Calif. - Omidyar Network, a mission-based organization established by Pierre and Pam Omidyar, today named Matt Bannick to the position of managing partner, effective April 16, 2007.

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Omidyar Network To Support Small to Medium Enterprise in the Developing World

January 23, 2009

September 27, 2007, New York – Omidyar Network, a mission-based organization established by Pierre and Pam Omidyar, today announced at the Clinton Global Initiative that it is expanding its efforts to include support of small to medium enterprise (SME).

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EBay's Founder Bets on 'Participatory Media'

January 23, 2009

October 17, 2007 - Pierre Omidyar, the founder of eBay Inc., is getting interested in the media world.

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Omidyar Network Supports DonorsChoose.org National Expansion

January 23, 2009

November 15, 2007, New York – Actors Claire Danes and Zac Efron and former Senator Bill Bradley announced today that DonorsChoose.org, the award-winning nonprofit website where teachers and donors connect to help students in need, is opening to every public schoo

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Taking Tiny Loans To The Next Level

January 23, 2009

November 27, 2006 - An idea, not a person, was the most powerful force in philanthropy in 2006. President Bill Clinton devoted a big chunk of his annual Clinton Global Initiative to exploring it. The mighty Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation endorsed it.

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Soros Economic Development Fund, Omidyar Network and Google.org Launch Small to Medium Enterprise Investment Company for India

January 23, 2009

February 19, 2008, New York – The Soros Economic Development Fund (SEDF), Omidyar Network, and Google.org announced today a new US$17 million Small to Medium Enterprise Investment Company for India to create job opportunities and spur greater economic participation for a larger s

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Omidyar Network and Unitus to Help Millions of the Working Poor Participate in the Global Economy

January 23, 2009

April 23, 2008, San Francisco and Seattle – Omidyar Network and Unitus are pleased to announce plans to dramatically expand the worldwide availability of financial services to the poor.

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Rural Development Institute and Omidyar Network Working to bring Land Rights to Millions of Rural Poor in India

January 23, 2009

May 12, 2008, Seattle – The Rural Development Institute (RDI) today announced it has received one of the largest grants in its history – US$4.3 million from Omidyar Network – to help secure land rights for the rural poor in the India state of Andhra Pradesh.

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Legatum and Omidyar Network Invest $40 Million as Anchors of Unitus Equity Fund II, a Landmark Private Equity Fund Focused on the Poor

January 23, 2009

May 13, 2008, Dubai, New York, Redwood City, Calif. – Legatum and Omidyar Network announced today a US $40 million co-investment in Unitus Equity Fund II (UEF II).

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Why We Invested: US Financial Diaries

April 19, 2017

Sarah Morgenstern shares insights behind our support of The Financial Diaries, an in-depth study of 235 US low- and moderate-income households.

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Why We Invested: Radiant

April 13, 2017

Radiant is a platform that seeks to gather all the world’s geospatial data, and to teach people how to use it. Put differently: it seeks to democratize imagery.

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Why We Invested: Data & Society

Data & Society focuses on the social and cultural issues arising from the development of data-centric technology.

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