Omidyar Network is a philanthropic investment firm dedicated to harnessing the power of markets to create opportunity for people to improve their lives. We invest in and help scale innovative for-profit and non-profit organizations to catalyze economic, social, and political change.
eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and wife Pam established Omidyar Network based on their conviction that every person has the power to make a difference. We are inspired by people’s resourcefulness and ideas, and believe that no matter what their economic or social starting point, people everywhere can be empowered to help drive positive social impact for themselves and others. Our work enables people to discover that power, improve their own lives, and make lasting contributions to their communities.
We support organizations whose market-based approach has the capacity for large-scale, catalytic impact. The cornerstones of our investment focus are economic advancement and individual participation, which we pursue through our core investment initiatives: financial inclusion, property rights, consumer internet, mobile and government transparency.