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Bridge International Academies Launches Affordable Schools in Kenya

December 7, 2009

December 8, 2009, REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and NAIROBI—­ Bridge International Academies announced today it received a $1.8 million investment from Omidyar Network to scale a network of primary schools that will educate more than one million impoverished children in Africa.

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Omidyar Network Commits $1.4M to Ushahidi to Broaden Crowdsourcing Platform’s Impact

December 2, 2009

December 3, 2009, REDWOOD CITY, Calif.

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Omidyar Network Founders Top Barron's List of Most Effective Givers

November 30, 2009

Ranked #1 in Barron’s top-25 list of most effective philanthropists, Pierre and Pam Omidyar have been recognized as the leaders of “high-impact giving.”  In collaboration with consulting firm Global Philanthropy Group, the publication rated winners based on “innovation, quality of alliances with

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RDI Receives $9 Million from Omidyar Network to Help Bring Land Rights to the Poor

November 4, 2009

November 5, 2009, SEATTLE and REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — The Rural Development Institute (RDI) announced today it received a three-year commitment of up to US$9 million from Omidyar Network to help millions of people secure land rights, enabling them to emerge from poverty.

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Global Integrity Scales With $2.4 Million Grant From Omidyar Network

November 2, 2009

November 3, 2009, WASHINGTON, DC — Global Integrity, a leader in the movement to bring greater transparency to government activities worldwide, announced today it has received a financial commitment of up to US$2.4 million from philanthropic investment firm Omidyar Network.

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Omidyar Network Establishes New Entity in India

October 13, 2009

October 14, 2009, Redwood City, Calif., and Mumbai, India — Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm, announced today it has established a new entity in India to expand the firm’s level of investment in the rapidly growing economy.

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Omidyar Network Commits $30 Million to High-Impact Entrepreneurship at Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

September 22, 2009

September 22, 2009, REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Omidyar Network today announced a three-year, $30 million commitment to support global entrepreneurship, especially in India and Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Omidyar Network Commits $2 Million Grant to Wikimedia Foundation

August 25, 2009

August 25, 2009, SAN FRANCISCO and REDWOOD CITY Calif. — Omidyar Network today announced a grant of up to $2 million over two years to the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization that operates Wikipedia, one of the worl

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Quikr Closes Rs. 200 million Series B Funding

July 28, 2009

July 30, 2009, Mumbai, India — Quikr India, a leading horizontal classifieds player in India announced today the completion of a Rs.

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New Partnership Jumpstarts Development in Sierra Leone and Liberia

July 21, 2009

July 22, 2009, NEW YORK — BRAC is leading a $15 million initiative to rebuild war-torn communities in West Africa, four organizations supporting the effort announced today.

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A Partnership for More Responsible Tech: Assessing Facebook’s Role in Elections

April 19, 2018

Last week, Omidyar Network’s Tech and Society Solutions Lab announced a joint partnership with several leading foundations to fund independent academic research into the role that Facebook plays in elections.

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Making Formal Financial Services Relevant to Indian Consumers: Why We Invested in Kaleidofin

April 15, 2018

India is starting to reap the benefits of several transformational initiatives launched in recent years, which are focused on improving access to the formal financial system. A staggering number of bank accounts have been opened by the Jan Dhan program.

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