Category Archives: Omidyar Network

‘Panama Papers’ group among initiatives to benefit from Omidyar Network’s $100M commitment to address trust deficit

– Philanthropic investment firm Omidyar Network increases support for independent media, tackling misinformation and hate speech, and helping citizens better engage with government – OXFORD, England, April 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Omidyar Network, the leading philanthropic investment firm established by eBay founder

Omidyar Network invests in property rights startup Landmapp to help Ghanaian farmers document their land

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Omidyar Network announced today that it has invested in Landmapp BV, an Amsterdam-based property rights company that enables smallholder farmers to document and protect their land holdings. The investment will help Landmapp to grow its

Leading Nigerian Government Transparency Organization, BudgIT, Secures New $1.5 Million Grant from Omidyar Network

REDWOOD CITY, California, Jan. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Omidyar Network announced today it is renewing and expanding its investment in the Lagos-based government transparency organization BudgIT. The new up to $1.5 million, three-year grant follows an initial grant from the Omidyar Network

New Report Highlights How Providers Can Help Close the Financial Gender Gap

Using behavioral data from India, Kenya, and Mexico, the study reveals some of the causes of the persistent gender gap in emerging economies SOMERVILLE, Massachusetts, Oct. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — BFA (Bankable Frontiers Associates) today released “A Buck Short: What Financial

Statement from Omidyar Network Managing Partner Matt Bannick regarding the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

REDWOOD CITY, California, Dec. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire — “Omidyar Network congratulates the new Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. eBay and Omidyar Network founder Pierre Omidyar recognized early in his journey as a philanthropist that addressing big social challenges would require the use of

Omidyar Network Report Reveals Disruption in Emerging Market Credit Score Business

“Big Data, Small Credit” finds consumers accepting of new business models that use non-financial data to assess creditworthiness REDWOOD CITY, California, Oct. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire — Omidyar Network today released “Big Data, Small Credit: The Digital Revolution and Its Impact

McDonough To Join Omidyar Network As Partner

REDWOOD CITY, California, Sept. 16, 2015 / PRNewswire — Omidyar Network announced today that Lorraine McDonough will join the philanthropic investment firm as a partner based in Redwood City. McDonough will serve on the leadership team that guides the organization and

Shripriya Mahesh To Join Omidyar Network As Partner

REDWOOD CITY, California, Aug. 17, 2015 / PRNewswire – Omidyar Network today announced that Shripriya Mahesh will join the philanthropic investment firm as a partner, based in Redwood City.  Mahesh will serve on the leadership team that guides the organization and