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Grant, 7/2010 $2.3M




Managing Partner
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Partner and Head of Investments
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Omidyar Network

Pierre Omidyar, the founder of eBay, and his wife, Pam, established Omidyar Network based on the belief that every person has the potential to make a difference. Since 2004, they have worked with their partners to create opportunities for people to tap that potential, enabling them to improve their lives and make powerful contributions to their communities.

They support, scale, and champion the work of their partners in order to maximize social impact. As a philanthropic investment firm, they make both investments and grants, identifying like-minded organizations that they support, help scale, and collaborate with to help realize their full potential. Their efforts are organized around two investment initiatives Access to Capital, and Media, Markets and Transparency.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Off Grid Electric 3/2014Venture Round$7M3
AltSchool 3/2014Series A$33M8
Quikr India 3/2014Series F$90M7
IntelleGrow Finance 3/2014Venture Round$4.5M2
D.light Design 2/2014Series C$11M6
Versa 1/2014Seed$700k3
Kalibrr 12/2013Seed$1.9M4
NationBuilder 6/2013Series B$8M2 5/2013Series A$15M2
Prosper 1/2013Venture Round$20M7
Cignifi 11/2012Series A1
Amicus 11/2012Seed$3.2M16
Couchsurfing 8/2012Series B$15M5
Lenddo 5/2012Series A$8M5
Zoona 3/2012Venture Round$4M2
Aspiring Minds 11/2011Series A1
Subtext 10/2011Venture Round$3M4
Finestrella 9/2011Series B$13.8M2
Couchsurfing 8/2011Venture Round$7.6M3
SeeClickFix 1/2011Series A$1.5M2
Sunlight Foundation 1/2011Grant$2.53M1
Viki 12/2010Series A$4.3M15
Praekelt Foundation 12/2010Venture Round$825k1
Jumo 11/2010Grant$3.5M2
mySociety 7/2010Venture Round$575k1
Prosper 2/2010Venture Round$2M6
Global Integrity 11/2009Venture Round$2.4M1
Socialtext 4/2009Series D$4.5M3
Goodmail Systems 1/2009Series C$5M1
Comat Technologies 10/2008Series C$15M2
Digg 9/2008Series C$28.7M4
Seesmic 6/2008Series B$6M2
Federated Media 4/2008Series C$50M2
Nanosolar 3/2008Series D$300M11
Metaweb Technologies 1/2008Series B$42M4
Socialtext 11/2007Series C$9.5M3
Federated Media 8/2007Series B$4.5M2
Prosper 6/2007Series C$20M5
Platial 2/2007Series A$2.6M7
Digg 12/2006Series B$8.5M2
World of Good 11/2006Series B$4M2
Eventful 9/2006Series B$7.5M3
YouthNoise 6/2006Venture Round$1.5M3
Krugle 5/2006Series B$6.1M4
Federated Media 3/2006Series A$2.2M6
Meetup 3/2006Series C$4.5M3
Metaweb Technologies 3/2006Series A$15M3
Linden Lab 3/2006Series B$11M7
Wikia 3/2006Series A$4M10
InnoCentive 2/2006Series A$9M3
Prosper 2/2006Series B$12.5M4
Platial 10/2005Angel$800k6
Digg 10/2005Series A$2.8M8
Federated Media 6/2005Seed$750k6
SpikeSource 5/2005Series A$12M4
Eventful 3/2005Series A$2.1M2
HopeLab 2005Angel$9M1
Linden Lab 10/2004Series A$8M5
Socialtext 1/2004Angel$300k2
Meetup 11/2003Series B$5.3M2



  1. Omidyar Network Hands $2.3M In Grants To Global Voices, mySociety and The XYZ Show ( [edit]
  2. Off Grid Electric gets $7M to ‘light Africa in a decade’ (exclusive) ( [edit]
  3. Former Googler’s AltSchool Raises $33M From Founders Fund And A16Z To Reimagine Primary Education ( [edit]
  4. India’s Largest Online Classifieds Site Quikr, Raises $90M Led By Sweden’s Kinnevik ( [edit]
  5. Venture debt finance firm IntelleGrow raises $5M led by Omidyar Network ( [edit]
  6. d.light Completes $11M Series C Financing ( [edit]
  7. With New Funding From Omidyar, Versa Launches Its Network For Sponsored Op-Eds ( [edit]
  8. With US$1.9M in fresh funding, Kalibrr expands into talent management ( [edit]
  9. NationBuilder Community Organizing Platform Raises Another $8M ( [edit]
  10. With $15M From Omidyar And 35M+ Users, Wants To Prove Socially-Minded Startups Can Attract Big Numbers ( [edit]
  11. Peer-To-Peer Lending Marketplace Prosper Raises $20M From Sequoia, Eric Schmidt And Others; Brings On New CEO ( [edit]
  12. Cignifi Completes Series A Funding ( [edit]
  13. YC’s Amicus Pulls In $3.2 Million To Bring Social Graph Smarts To Non-Profit Fundraising ( [edit]
  14. CouchSurfing Raises $15 Million Series B From General Catalyst Partners, Menlo Ventures, Others ( [edit]
  15. Lenddo Raises $8M To Use Online Reputation For Lending In Emerging Markets ( [edit]
  16. Mobile Transactions International Raises $4.0M in Funding ( [edit]
  17. Aspiring Minds Raises Series A Funding ( [edit]
  18. Subtext Raises $3 Million From Google Ventures & More To Make eBook Reading Social ( [edit]
  19. Finestrella Gains $13.8M Series B For Mobile-Service Plans ( [edit]
  20. CouchSurfing Raises $7.6 M; Will Users Cry “Sell Out”? ( [edit]
  21. Pothole-Reporting App SeeClickFix Raises $1.5 Million to Help You Be a Squeakier Wheel ( [edit]
  22. How We Are Funded ( [edit]
  23. ViKi Raises $4.3 Million from VC All-Stars to Translate the World’s Video ( [edit]
  24. Omidyar Network Supports Innovations in Mobile Technology with Grant to Praekelt Foundation in Africa ( [edit]
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  26. Politics Hackers MySociety Get $575k From Omidyar Network ( [edit]
  27. Prosper Marketplace Announces $2 Million in Bridge Financing as Bankruptcy Fears Loom ( [edit]
  28. Omidyar Network puts $2.4 million into government transparency abroad ( [edit]
  29. Socialtext Raises Fourth Round ( [edit]
  30. Updated: Goodmail Systems Adds $5 Million To Third Round ( [edit]
  31. Sriram Raghavan founded Comat Technologies raises $15 Million ( [edit]
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  34. Rumor: Ad network Federated Media raises $50M from Oak Hill Capital Partners, at $200M valuation ( [edit]
  35. Nanosolar raises $300 million for thin-film solar ( [edit]
  36. MetaWeb Gets $42 Million Second Round For Online Database ( [edit]
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  38. Federated Media Raises $4.5M In Series B ( [edit]
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  42. World of Good raises $4M for “fair trade” goods ( [edit]
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  44. Social Action Network YouthNoise Raises $1.5 Million From Omidyar, Others ( [edit]
  45. Krugle Secures $6.1 Million in Series B Funding Led by Rustic Canyon Partners. ( [edit]
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  49. 'Second Life' scores $11 million in funding ( [edit]
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  51. InnoCentive Secures $9 Million in Venture Capital Funding Led by Spencer Trask Ventures, Inc. ( [edit]
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  55. FM Financing ( [edit]
  56. Fidelity backs SpikeSource in $12M VC round ( [edit]
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  59. Second Life Boosted with $8 Million in New Financing; Linden Lab and Benchmark Capital Aim for the Metaverse ( [edit]
  60. Veni, Vidi ...Wiki? ( [edit]
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