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‘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 Pierre Omidyar, today announced at the Skoll World Forum a $100M commitment to tackle some […]

Business & Finance

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 customer base in Ghana, where the company is providing this unique service primarily to cocoa […]

General

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 in 2014, and will be focused on enabling BudgIT to grow its organizational capacity, especially […]

Business & Finance

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 Diaries Tell Us About Building Financial Services That Matter to Low-Income Women”. The research report, […]

Technology

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 multiple assets. His experience at eBay was that markets, in particular, are an incredible tool […]

Technology

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 on Emerging Market Consumers”, a research report that analyzes a new category of technology enterprises that […]