We invest in bold entrepreneurs who help create a meaningful life for every Indian.
Our investment approach is to create a holistic impact on the Next Half Billion by supporting entrepreneurs. Towards this end, we invest in start-ups that serve the NHB. For a more meaningful and large-scale impact, we also support a much wider range of efforts such as: research and awareness building efforts, developmental organisations as well as orgs supporting government initiatives.
NOTE: In 2019, Omidyar Network India was conceptualised as an autonomous investment advisory firm with a new mandate, having been separated from the global organisation Omidyar Network. Focused on an India-specific strategy and investment thesis developed by an Indian team, Omidyar Network India operates independently to provide advice on investment opportunities that support local development priorities and deepen the work in its chosen areas of investment. The focus areas of this “new” (post-separation) firm and the related investments are detailed on this page and other parts of this website.
Some investments, made prior to the separation, are no longer aligned with the new strategy of Omidyar Network India. These investments in sunset areas are listed here.
Omidyar Network India invests 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, nonprofit 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, organizations and initiatives, supported by philanthropists Pam and Pierre Omidyar, founder of eBay.