DBL Partners leads Series C round for Off Grid Electric

By Iris Dorbian — 1 month ago

Tanzania-based Off Grid Electric, an off-grid electric company, has closed $25 million in Series C funding. DBL Partners led the round with participation from other investors that included Omidyar Network, Serious Change LP and Vulcan Capital. In addition to the funding, Nancy Pfund, a founder and managing partner of DBL, has appointed chairwoman of the Off Grid board.


Ribbit Capital leads $7 mln funding in GuiaBolso

By Chris Witkowsky — 3 months ago

Ribbit Capital led a $7 million funding round in GuiaBolso, a personal finance management platform. Other investors in the funding include Omidyar Network, QED Investors, Ed Baker, head of growth for Uber, Mark Goines, an early investor in Mint.com, and Peter Kellner, co-founder of Endeavor. Existing investors Kaszek Ventures, e.Bricks and Valor Capital participated in the funding.


SeeClickFix raises $1.4 mln

By Luisa Beltran — 5 months ago

SeeClickFix said Tuesday it raised $1.4 million in a round led by Elm Street Ventures. O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures and Omidyar Network also invested while Connecticut Innovations and LaunchCapital participated. New Haven, Connecticut-based SeeClickFix is a communications platform for citizens to report non-emergency issues and for governments to manage and reply.


Spark leads Series A for Andela

By Luisa Beltran — 5 months ago

Spark Capital has led a Series A round of funding for Andela. Financial terms weren’t announced. Additional investors include Omidyar Network, LearnCapital and other leading investors from North America and Africa. Andela, of Lagos, Nigeria, is a selective technology training program in Africa.


Socratic nets $6 mln Series A

By Iris Dorbian — 8 months ago

New York City-based education company Socratic has secured $6 million in Series A funding. Shasta Ventures led the round with participation from Spark Capital and Omidyar Network. According to the company, the capital infusion will be used for growth.


Newshunt grabs Series C funds

By Iris Dorbian — 10 months ago

India-based local language mobile app Newshunt has raised Rs. 250 crore in Series C funding. Falcon Edge Capital led the round with participation from previous backers Matrix Partners India, Sequoia Capital India and Omidyar Network.


Advertising platform Boostable grabs $3.2 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 1 year ago

Boostable has received $3.2 million in seed funding. The investors included Morado Ventures, Omidyar Network, SVAngel, Digital Garage, Vast Ventures and Fuel Capital. Based in San Francisco, Boostable is an advertising platform for marketplace sellers.


Startup Andela launches with seed round

By Angela Sormani — 1 year ago

Technology company Andela has launched with a seed round of funding. Investors include Steve Case, Omidyar Network, Founder Collective, Rothenberg Ventures, Learn Capital, Melo7 Tech Partners, and Chris Hughes. The size of the round is undisclosed.


Omidyar Network leads Series B funding in Cignifi

By Chris Witkowsky — 1 year ago

Cignifi, which has developed a platform to provide credit and marketing scores for people using mobile phone behavior data, has closed a Series B funding round. The funding, the amount of which was not disclosed, was led by existing investor Omidyar Network. Other participants in the funding included American Express Ventures and other existing investors.


Founders Fund and Andreessen Horowitz leads Series A round for AltSchool

By Iris Dorbian — 2 years ago

AltSchool said Tuesday that it has closed $33 million in Series A financing. Founders Fund and Andreessen Horowitz led the round with participation from investors that included First Round Capital, Harrison Metal, Learn Capital and Omidyar Network. Headquartered in San Francisco, AltSchool is a network of micro-schools that offers personalized education for children.


Omidyar Names Kubzansky VP Of Intellectual Capital

By Mark Boslet — 3 years ago

Omidyar Network said Mike Kubzansky has joined the philanthropic firm in the newly created role of vice president, intellectual capital. Kubzansky will be based in Washington D.C. and lead efforts to analyze trends in philanthropy and impact investing. He was formerly a partner at the Monitor Group.


Aspiring Minds Closes Series A

4 years ago

India’s Aspiring Minds has closed on an undisclosed amount of Series A financing from Omidyar Network. Jayant Sinha, a partner at Omidyar, will join the company’s board. The company provides tests to help employers to evaluate students for effective job placement.