Omidyar Network

Omidyar Network

A family investment office in California that focuses on transformative power of people, markets, ideas, and technology

Omidyar Network is a family investment office in California that focuses on transformative power of people, markets, ideas, and technology. Founded 2004 in Redwood City, California, United States by Pam Omidyar and Pierre Omidyar, it invests in early stage ventures, grants, late stage ventures, seed, series A, and series B rounds. Its portfolio companies include InVideo, iMerit, Vedantu, and Classplus. As of February 2020, Omidyar Network has made 299 investments. Their most recent investment was on February 18, 2020, when iMerit raised $20M. Omidyar Network has had 30 exits, the most notable of which include 1mg, Change Healthcare, and Meetup.

Timeline

2004

Founded

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Website
Industry
Location

A bank offering online banking services with no user no bank fees, and an option to receive direct deposit up to two days early. Chris Britt and Ryan King founded Chime in 2013, and the company is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Lenddo EFL offers loans underwritten by social media data to borrowers without established or robust credit histories.

Propel builds software dedicated to helping low-income Americans improve their financial health with technology.

An insurance technology company offering home insurance.

GuiaBolso is a personal finance platform automatically aggregating people's financial information who also offer credit and investment products.

Cignifi is a company providing credit scores and marketing tools to telecommunications and financial companies.

NeoGrowth is an India-based digital lending platform focused on lending to small and medium business.

India's Indifi Technologies is a tech-enabled debt financing platform for small business with industry-specific financial solutions.

Skillshare is a New York-based educational technology company offering an online learning community for creative entrepreneurs.

The Nigeria-based Lidya uses a tech-based credit algorithm to loan to small businesses without credit histories.

A financial services company offering a platform for digitally sending/receiving money and creating simple financial services.

Federated Media is an advertising company founded by Chas Edwards.

NationBuilder is a Los Angeles-based company founded by Jesse Haff, Lea Endres and Jim Gilliam.

Wonderschool offers a platform where people can start infant and toddler programs and preschools out of their homes.

Couchsurfing International is a San Francisco-based company founded in 2003 by Daniel Hoffer.

Socialtext is a Palo Alto, California-based company founded by Ross Mayfield.

A venture capital firm in Pakistan that focuses on providing financial security.

Eventful is a social media company.

Non-profit educational organization created in 2006 by educator salman khan to provide "a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere".

Nanosolar is a nanotechnology company.

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People

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Role
LinkedIn

Pierre Omidyar

Founding Partner

Allen Babaran

Manager, Information Technology

Aviva Aminova

Corporate Counsel

Julia B Polk

Employee

Laura Bacon

Principal, Policy

Pam Omidyar

Co-Founder

Victor Gatto

Employee

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Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Companies

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Axio Biosolutions

Bounce

CredR

Doubtnut

Edquity

iMerit

Kaleidofin

Rensource Energy

Toffee Insurance

ZestMoney

News

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Date
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Description
Eric Peckham
October 28, 2019
TechCrunch
In 2004, eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife, Pam, set aside some of the wealth they acquired after the online marketplace went public and created Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm "dedicated to harnessing the power of markets," according to an official overview. Since then, the firm -- which operates a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and [...]
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B2B commerce firm Moglix, co-living spaces provider StayAbode, agritech startup TartanSense and SaaS company NowFloats have raised funds.
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Flourish launches with a global team of 18 professionals and an existing $200-million portfolio across the US and emerging markets.
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The deal will mark Qiming's first investment in India, outside its home market and the US.
Pramugdha Mamgain
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Of the $173 million, the company has already secured $35.05 million. The round is expected to value Dailyhunt at $600-650 million.

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