A World of Positive Returns

Insights

The Continuing Evolution of Omidyar Network

Article November 30, 2017

Like the entrepreneurs that we are fortunate to be able to support, Omidyar Network must continuously evolve to be most effective; we must adapt to changing conditions and seize promising opportunities.

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Growing NextGen Interest in Impact Investing

Article November 29, 2017

Omidyar Network Managing Partner Matt Bannick talks to The Economist about the increasing interest in impact investing from younger generations.

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From the Blog

How can Tech Platforms enable a new Early Childhood Workforce?

December 11, 2017

One-third of children are entering kindergarten not ready. How can we support early childhood entrepreneurs to catalyze quality early learning, so that every child will reach his or her full potential?

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A WORLD OF POSITIVE RETURNS

We invest in entrepreneurs and their visionary ideas that create opportunities for people to improve their lives, their communities, and the world around them.

WHO WE ARE
 

INVESTMENT CRITERIA

ALIGNMENT
Does the investee align with our core mission and values?
IMPACT
Is the investee likely to achieve traction in its field?
POTENTIAL FOR SCALE
Is the idea big enough to grow beyond its current size?
LEADERSHIP
Is there a strong vision for where to go next?
INNOVATION
Is this something we haven’t seen before?

INVESTMENT APPROACH

We

We are structured to support the notion that philanthropy is more than a type of funding. In its truest sense, philanthropy is about improving the lives of others, independent of the mechanism. Consequently, we work across the social and business sectors, operating both a Limited Liability Company (LLC) and a 501(c)(3) foundation.

FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS

COMMITMENTS

Total amount committed since inception:
$1.22
billion+
For-profit investments since inception:
$586
million
Nonprofit grants since inception:
$637
million