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Omidyar Network Supports Technology-Centered Organizations Seeking to Empower Citizens Across Six Countries

September 15, 2011

September 15, 2011, LONDON and REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Omidyar Network announced today its intent to grant up to $3M to six leading organizations focused on advancing government transparency and accountability.

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Omidyar Network Expands European Presence with Opening of London Office

September 15, 2011

September 15, 2011, LONDON and REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Omidyar Network announced today the opening of a global office in the Shoreditch area of London.

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Dos and Don'ts for Social Entrepreneurs Seeking Impact Funding

September 13, 2011

Last week, more than 1,500 people crowded into historic Fort Mason in San Francisco for the The Social Capital Markets Conference (SOCAP).

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Omidyar Network and IGNIA Lead $13.75 million Series B round in Finestrella to Increase Mobile Access in Mexico

September 2, 2011

September 7, 2011, REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Omidyar Network and IGNIA announced today they are leading a $13.75 million Series B round of financing in Finestrella, a provider of innovative mobile telephony services to low-income and unbanked populations in Mexico.

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How I Did It: EBay’s Founder on Innovating the Business Model of Social Change

August 22, 2011

Pierre Omidyar was inspired by eBay’s social impact to create a hybrid model for his philanthropic Omidyar Network: a combination of nonprofit and for-profit.

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Philanthropists Start Requiring Management Courses to Keep Nonprofits Productive

August 1, 2011

Pierre M. Omidyar and Peter B. Lewis are in many ways opposites. Mr. Omidyar, the founder of eBay, is shy, soft-spoken and formal, while Mr. Lewis, who made Progressive Insurance into the powerhouse it is today, bluntly speaks his mind.

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Omidyar Network Supports Convening of Arab Techies Network

July 27, 2011

July 28, 2011, CAIRO -- Omidyar Network announced today its support of the Arab Techies Network Workshop, which began today in Cairo.  The four-day workshop is bringing together more than 50 ‘techies’ from across North A

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Omidyar Network Commits $5 Million to Government Accountability in Africa

July 19, 2011

July 19, 2011, LAGOS, Nigeria -- Omidyar Network announced today a new two-year, US$5million commitment to fund organizations that foster government transparency and accountability in Africa. The 'My Voice, Our Community' campaign will invest

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Omidyar Network and The Indigo Trust To Fund New Social Innovation Center in Nigeria

July 19, 2011

July 19, 2011, REDWOOD CITY, Calif.  and LONDON -- Omidyar Network and The Indigo Trust announced today their support and intent to fund the Co-Creation Hub in Lagos, Nigeria. The Hub is a non-profit, s

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Global Impact Investing Network Appoints Luther Ragin, Jr. as CEO

July 13, 2011

July 13, 2011—The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) today named Luther Ragin, Jr. as its first Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The Global Impact Investing Network is the leading non-profit organization dedicated to the development of a successful impact investing industry.

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Creating a Safety-Net Culture in India: Why We Invested in Toffee Insurance

June 13, 2018

Why we invested in Toffee Insurance, a financial technology platform that designs and sells bite-size, low-price insurance products created with millennials and digital natives in mind.

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Supporting the Growth of MSMEs across Africa: Why We Invested in Lidya

June 7, 2018

Why we invested in Lidya, a company addressing the MSME credit shortage in Africa through accessible and affordable credit.

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Why We Invested: End Poverty (N/Core)

June 1, 2018

For India’s nonprofits, resources are scarce, government subsidies are few, and the regulatory environment is complex. This environment makes it challenging for nonprofits to attract and retain quality talent and often deters young entrepreneurs from trying to solve some of the most pressing problems in India.

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