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US, Canada; Latin America; Europe; Middle East / North Africa; Subsaharan Africa; India; Southeast Asia; Central Asia; Global

Omidyar Network We create opportunity for people to improve their lives by investing in market-based efforts that catalyze economic and social change.

Venture Capital; Venture Philanthropist

OVERVIEW

Description

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: Consumer Internet and Mobile, Education, Financial Inclusion, Government Transparency, and Property Rights.

FUNDING TYPES AND CRITERIA

Provides direct investment

INVESTMENT RANGE:

$150,000 - 3,000,000+

INTERESTED IN THESE SECTORS

Civic Participation; Communications / Media / ICT; Education; Financial Serv./Inclusion, Microfinance; Mobile; Tech; Web, SaaS, Online Tech

Stages

  • 5) Starting to See Strong Revenue Traction
  • 6) Solidifying Operations
  • 7) Rapid Growth

social vs. financial return preference

  • 3: Balanced

Types of entities

  • For Profit
  • Non-Profit
  • Hybrid

providing funding for these regions

  • US, Canada
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Middle East / North Africa
  • Subsaharan Africa
  • India
  • Southeast Asia
  • Central Asia
  • Global

funding types

  • Grants / Donations
  • Convertible
  • Equity