April 23, 2008, San Francisco and Seattle – Omidyar Network and Unitus are pleased to announce plans to dramatically expand the worldwide availability of financial services to the poor.READ ON
May 12, 2008, Seattle – The Rural Development Institute (RDI) today announced it has received one of the largest grants in its history – US$4.3 million from Omidyar Network – to help secure land rights for the rural poor in the India state of Andhra Pradesh.READ ON
May 13, 2008, Dubai, New York, Redwood City, Calif. – Legatum and Omidyar Network announced today a US $40 million co-investment in Unitus Equity Fund II (UEF II).READ ON
May 28, 2008, San Francisco - Creative Commons announced that it has received US $500,000 as the first installment of a gift of US $2.5 million over five years from Omidyar Network.READ ON
June 10, 2008, Garza Garcia, Nuevo Léon, México – IGNIA Fund I, Latin America’s first social venture fund dedicated to investing in commercial enterprises serving the base of the pyramid, announced today the first close of US $20.6 million of capital commitments.READ ON
June 20, 2008, San Francisco — Seesmic, the online video conversation platform, today announced it has received $6 million in series B financing co-led by Omidyar Network, the philanthropic investment firm of eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, and leading pan-European venture capital fREAD ON
July 31, 2008, New York – Endeavor, the leading non-profit supporting high-impact entrepreneurs, announced today that it has received a commitment of up to $10 million from Omidyar Network to support its work in emerging markets worldwide.READ ON
September 29, 2008, Bangalore — Comat Technologies, operating India’s largest network of Rural Business Centres enabling socio-economic growth of rural communities, announced it has received an investment of Rs 60 crores from Omidyar Network and the Unitus Equity Fund (UEF).READ ON
October 22, 2008 - The billionaire founder of eBay Inc., Pierre Omidyar, is expanding his philanthropic investment firm, as some of the biggest private foundations continue to weather the growing economic turmoil.READ ON
October 22, 2008, Redwood City, Calif. — Omidyar Network today announced an expanded leadership team, new investment professionals and additional investment areas within each of the organization’s two initiatives.READ ON
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