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Comat Secures Rs 60 Crores Investment from Omidyar Network and Unitus Equity Fund

January 23, 2009

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).

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EBay Founder's Philanthropic Firm to Donate More

January 23, 2009

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.

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Omidyar Network Recruits Top Talent to Increase Impact

January 23, 2009

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.

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Goodmail Systems Secures Additional $4 Million in Funding from Omidyar Network

January 23, 2009

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 le

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Former eBay exec tackles perils of e-commerce at Omidyar Network

January 23, 2009

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-regis

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Omidyar Network Expands Operations to Europe with Appointment of Ian Callaghan as Senior Director, Investments

November 25, 2008

September 18, 2008, Redwood City, Calif. - Omidyar Network today named Ian Callaghan as senior director, investments, marking the organization’s first hire in Europe.

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Why We Invested: The Amazon Conservation Team

September 21, 2017

When thinking about where and when to invest, we look closely at windows of opportunity, during which our engagement can have an outsized and catalytic impact. Such a window presented itself to us this spring in Colombia.

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Why We Invested: MissionU

September 13, 2017

MissionU aims to fill the education gap by providing an intensive one-year program that represents a new approach to career-based post-secondary education — an approach Omidyar Network is supporting through our new investment in this education pioneer.

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Reid Hoffman on early-stage KPIs, product-market fit, and evaluating talent

September 11, 2017

Renowned Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor Reid Hoffman joins the Founder’s Corner podcast for a lively conversation on management, product strategy, and hard lessons he learned early in his career.

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