Our Purpose

We invest in bold entrepreneurs who help create a meaningful life for every Indian, especially the hundreds of millions of Indians in low-income and lower-middle-income populations, ranging from the poorest among us to the existing middle class. To drive empowerment and impact at scale, we work with entrepreneurs in the private, non-profit, and public sectors, who are tackling India’s hardest and most chronic problems.

We invest in the areas of Advancing Cities, Digital Society, Education & Employability, Emerging Technologies, Financial Inclusion & Well-being, and Property Inclusivity.

Omidyar Network India is part of the Omidyar Group, a diverse collection of companies, organisations and initiatives, supported by philanthropists Pam and Pierre Omidyar, founder of eBay.

At Omidyar Network India, our work is grounded in three core beliefs:


We believe that people are fundamentally interdependent, and basically good and capable.


We believe that the function of a healthy Indian society is to enable a meaningful life for our people by providing them:

  • opportunities to realise their full potential without discrimination or lack of access;
  • rights that empower them to create the life they want; and
  • dignity and self-respect, with adequate protections against abuse and harm.

We believe that markets and technology can be forces for good but only as part of a broader social contract.

Omidyar Network India’s mission is to drive empowerment.

We achieve this by promoting an economy where business and markets shake hands with social good, to drive progress that’s scalable and sustainable; by creating a connected civic space, where pluralism thrives and institutions are just and responsive; and by ensuring that technology is prosocial.

We are a part of a global network committed to addressing the most critical economic, technological, and societal issues of our time. We’re adaptable, courageous and ready to take a stand.

We support entrepreneurs in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, with bold solutions to address the most chronic, vital, and the hardest problems in India. In doing so, we closely engage with businesses, government, regulators, research institutions, and civil society. Our investments are at three levels – supporting market innovators, building institutional and market infrastructure, and working with governments and others on policy reform to promote inclusion, entrepreneurship, competition, and ensure necessary safeguards and protections.

We have a bias for innovation and action.

We experiment, and sometimes we fail; but we always learn and adapt.

We deploy our flexible capital model – comprising equity investments and grants – to accelerate enduring change equal to the scale and depth of challenges in India.

We leverage the transformative power of people, markets, ideas, and technology.

We invest in bold entrepreneurs who help create a meaningful life for every Indian.