March 4, 2009, Redwood City, Calif. — Omidyar Network debuted a new brand identity today, highlighting the organization’s innovative approach to philanthropy and broadening the visibility of its investees. The organization’s new website, located at www.omidyar.com, provides visitors with significant breadth and depth on the organization’s strategy, approach, and investments.
“The new brand brings our work into sharp focus for the constituencies that we serve,” said Matt Bannick, Managing Partner at Omidyar Network. “The logo embodies what we stand for, and the website offers greater insight into how we work and how our investees deliver social impact.”
At the heart of Omidyar Network is the belief that every person has the power to make a difference. The new logo, which leverages the universal symbol for power, invites people to tap into their ability to improve their life and the lives of others. The logo also references the importance of technology as a way ON investee organizations amplify and accelerate their impact.
Omidyar Network’s new website brings considerable visibility to its work. In addition to in-depth descriptions of each investment area, the site details Omidyar Network’s hybrid approach to philanthropic investing, which transcends traditional boundaries by investing in both for-profit and nonprofits. The site profiles each investee organization to bring greater visibility to the innovative and inspiring work they do.
New website features include:
- VentureLoop portal for users to search and apply for job opportunities at Omidyar Network portfolio companies
- Multimedia profiles on the organization’s diverse portfolio
- Financial information for Omidyar Network including 990s, audited financials, and historical investment commitments
- RSS feeds of Omidyar Network news
- Newsroom and press kit pages featuring background and informational materials for journalists
About Omidyar Network
Omidyar Network is a philanthropic investment firm dedicated to harnessing the power of markets to create opportunity for people to improve their lives. Established in 2004 by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife Pam, the organization invests in and helps scale innovative organizations to catalyze economic, social, and political change. To date, Omidyar Network has committed more than $270 million to for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations that foster economic advancement and encourage individual participation across multiple investment areas, including microfinance, property rights, government transparency, and social media. To learn more about Omidyar Network, please visit www.omidyar.com.