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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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Sustainability: The Opportunities for Civic Tech

November 14, 2017

Omidyar Network's Alissa Black reflects on the Knight Foundation's new report on how civic tech start-ups are seeking sustainability.

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Building the Foundation for a More Inclusive, Secure Digital Identity in India

November 7, 2017

We fundamentally believe that digital identity has the potential to empower people to participate fully in society and the digital economy, but only if it is available and useful to the individual, non-discriminatory, and designed for inclusion, meaningful user-control, and privacy.

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Reaching Deep in Low-Income Markets: What Have We Learned?

November 6, 2017

How much do we know about how deeply down the economic pyramid enterprises can reach – in critical sectors such as agriculture, education, energy, and financial inclusion – while still achieving financial sustainability and scale?

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