Pierre Omidyar Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Investments
  • 7

  • Portfolio
  • 5

  • Exits
  • 2


Pierre Omidyar General Information


Mr. Pierre Omidyar is a Co-Founder of Omidyar Group. He is a Co-Founder and serves as Chairman at Imaginable Futures Services. He is the Founder of Omidyar Technology Ventures. He serves as Limited Partner at Spero Ventures. Mr. Omidyar is also the Chairman of the Board at Omidyar Network Fund. He is a Co-Founder and serves as the Chairman at eBay. He is also a Co-Founder at UP2398. He is also a Co-Founder and serves as Board Member at Ulupono Initiative. He is the Founder and serves as Board Member at First Look Media. He created eBay in 1995 on the premise that people are basically good, and he continues to serve as chairman of the board. He also serves as a Board member at The Rise Fund. Today, eBay enables more than 90 million buyers and sellers to connect and prosper over shared interests. After eBay became a public company in 1998, He and his wife Pam co-founded the Omidyar Foundation to support nonprofits. Simultaneously, eBay's vast scale and accelerating social impact were demonstrating that business could also be an effective tool for creating social good. In response, they broadened their scope in 2004 to form a new entity, Omidyar Network, to make investments in for-profit companies as well as nonprofit organizations. By supporting innovative, market-based approaches, Omidyar Network creates an opportunity for individuals to connect with others and discover their power to make a difference in the world. He provides Omidyar Network's strategic vision, stemming from his values and innovative approach to investing for social good. As an extension of Omidyar Network's activities in microfinance, He and Pam gave $100 million to Tufts University, their alma mater, to create the Omidyar-Tufts Microfinance Fund. Their endowment, the single largest in the history of Tufts, aims to accelerate the growth of the microfinance industry while generating income to support university programs. He and Pam also provided seed funding to establish the Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service for the purpose of educating all members of the Tufts community in the values and skills of active citizenship. To support local efforts at home, He and Pam committed $50 million to the Hawaii Community Foundation in 2009. The resources are being used to create innovative new programs and support existing philanthropic efforts across the state. To address Hawaii's need for long-term sustainable solutions in the areas of food, energy, and waste, the Omidyars also created the Ulupono Initiative. He also serves as chairman of eBay, a trustee of Tufts University, Santa Fe Institute and Punahou School; and as a commissioner for President Barack Obama's Commission on White House Fellowships. He is also CEO and publisher of Honolulu Civil Beat, a local news service in Hawaii that encourages greater civic participation through media.

Business Details

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • Honolulu, HI
  • United States

Pierre Omidyar Investments (7)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Shipped 01-Aug-2021 Early Stage VC Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
Maxterial 01-Oct-2020 00000 00000 00.000 Industrial Chemicals Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
Fairmoney Microfinance Bank 17-Sep-2019 00000 00000 0000 Financial Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
Whispli 28-Aug-2018 0000 00000 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
Guiabolso 21-Aug-2015 00000 00000 000 Financial Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
OneBreath 28-Jan-2014 Early Stage VC 000 Monitoring Equipment Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
12 Entrepreneuring 18-Jul-2000 Early Stage VC 00000 Office Services (B2B) Out of Business 000000 0000000

Pierre Omidyar Exits (2)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Guiabolso 23-Jul-2021 Merger/Acquisition 000.00
12 Entrepreneuring 01-Oct-2001 000 00 00000000

Pierre Omidyar Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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Pierre Omidyar Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Pierre Omidyar Angel Investor 00 0 Honolulu, HI

Pierre Omidyar Co-Investors (17)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Anglo American 1 0 Series chart Industry bar
Caffeinated Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Keiretsu Forum 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Max Levchin 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Peter Thiel 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

Pierre Omidyar FAQs

  • Who is Pierre Omidyar?

    Pierre Omidyar is an angel Investor who has made 7 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Pierre Omidyar?

    Pierre Omidyar is an angel investor.

  • What does Pierre Omidyar do?

    As an angel investor, Pierre Omidyar invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • What has Pierre Omidyar invested in?

    Pierre Omidyar has made numerous investments in companies like Shipped, Maxterial, and Fairmoney Microfinance Bank within the Business/Productivity Software, Industrial Chemicals, and Financial Software industries.

  • What has Pierre Omidyar invested in recently?

    Pierre Omidyar's latest investment was on 01-Aug-2021 in Shipped, a company within the Business/Productivity Software industry.

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