June 10, 2008, Garza Garcia, Nuevo Léon, México – IGNIA Fund I, Latin America’s first social venture fund dedicated to investing in commercial enterprises serving the base of the pyramid, announced today the first close of US $20.6 million of capital commitments.READ ON
June 20, 2008, San Francisco — Seesmic, the online video conversation platform, today announced it has received $6 million in series B financing co-led by Omidyar Network, the philanthropic investment firm of eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, and leading pan-European venture capital fREAD ON
July 31, 2008, New York – Endeavor, the leading non-profit supporting high-impact entrepreneurs, announced today that it has received a commitment of up to $10 million from Omidyar Network to support its work in emerging markets worldwide.READ ON
September 29, 2008, Bangalore — Comat Technologies, operating India’s largest network of Rural Business Centres enabling socio-economic growth of rural communities, announced it has received an investment of Rs 60 crores from Omidyar Network and the Unitus Equity Fund (UEF).READ ON
October 22, 2008 - The billionaire founder of eBay Inc., Pierre Omidyar, is expanding his philanthropic investment firm, as some of the biggest private foundations continue to weather the growing economic turmoil.READ ON
October 22, 2008, Redwood City, Calif. — Omidyar Network today announced an expanded leadership team, new investment professionals and additional investment areas within each of the organization’s two initiatives.READ ON
January 12, 2009, Mountain View, Calif. — Goodmail Systems, the creator of CertifiedEmail™, the industry’s standard class of trusted email, today announced that it has received $4 million in funding from Omidyar Network as part of a $5 million second closing of a funding round leREAD ON
January 18, 2009 — In his time as eBay's vice president of global trust and safety, Matt Halprin used to hear from plenty of eBay members wondering why he or other company executives had apparently sent them e-mail flagging a problem with their account and asking them to re-regisREAD ON
September 18, 2008, Redwood City, Calif. - Omidyar Network today named Ian Callaghan as senior director, investments, marking the organization’s first hire in Europe.READ ON
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