Omidyar Network

Omidyar Network invests in entrepreneurs who share our commitment to advancing social good at the pace and scale the world needs today. We are focused on five key areas we believe are building blocks for prosperous, stable, and open societies: Education, Emerging Tech, Financial Inclusion, Governance & Citizen Engagement, and Property Rights.

We take calculated risks in the earliest stages of innovation, helping to transform promising ideas into successful ventures. As an active impact investor, we offer more than just financial support. We provide vital human capital capabilities, from serving on boards to consulting on strategy, coaching executives to recruiting new talent. We connect promising investees to entrepreneurial visionaries with business know-how. We also leverage the tremendous capacity of Web and mobile technologies to go beyond incremental improvement and make a significant, widespread impact.

Understanding the scale and importance of this work, we don’t undertake the challenge alone. The most powerful force for change lies in our connection with others: business, government, nonprofits, and individual partners. Together, we can use our resources to transform scarcity into abundance and put enduring opportunity within reach of more people worldwide.

Redwood City, US
Omidyar Network was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Redwood City, US

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Omidyar Network has an office in Redwood City
Redwood City, US (HQ)
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MissionU raises $8.5 million to give students a debt-free education

MissionU wants to offer college-level students the opportunity to get a debt-free education and announced today that it has secured $8.5 million to do so. FirstMark Capital led the round, with participation from existing investors First Round Capital, University Ventures, Box Group, Rethink Educatio… and Personal merge to create single data control service

Data and privacy control companies, based in London, and Personal, from Washington DC, have announced a merger and will continue to operate under the name. No terms were disclosed. The combined company will be headquartered in London with an office in Washington DC. Both companies de… and Personal merge to put you in control of the nascent ‘personal data ecosystem’ and Personal, two companies that broadly play in the personal data space by offering apps to securely store and share various data about yourself, are announcing a merger. Terms of deal remain undisclosed. Read More

Hustle scores $8M to kill telemarketing with personalized texts

 No one picks up the phone and everyone gets too much email. If you want to contact people for fundraising, a political campaign or marketing, texting is the way to go. But a generic mass text is more like spam than a convincing conversation. Hustle lets you personalize every message and turn it int…

With $4 million in funding, Kin wants to change how homeowners gets insured

 Insurance is one of those markets where startups see an opportunity to apply new technologies and data to lower costs and improve the consumer experience. And Kin Insurance is one of those startups that thinks it can do a better job of helping homeowners in particular get insured. Read More

Mighty Networks founder Gina Bianchini on building a business in silicon valley

 In episode two of Founder’s Corner, Gina Bianchini, the founder and CEO of Mighty Networks, joins host and Omidyar Network partner Shripriya Mahesh to discuss her mission of empowering people to connect around their passions and pulls back the curtain on how she runs the business and manages her da…
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