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Matt Bannick

Managing Partner, Omidyar Network


Matt is managing partner of Omidyar Network, where, since 2007, he’s led the expansion of the firm from its Silicon Valley roots. Omidyar Network now operates on four continents, across six initiatives, and has invested nearly $1 billion in early stage for-profit and nonprofit ventures.

Matt brings a wide range of executive, international, and multi-sector experience to his role. He served in a number of senior executive positions at eBay, and as the president of eBay International, he was largely responsible for building eBay’s global footprint and bringing the power of eBay to the developing world. Matt also served as PayPal’s first president after the eBay acquisition and established PayPal as the global standard for online payments.

A recognized leader in the impact investing field, Matt serves as a member of the Global Social Impact Investment Steering Group, and he led the U.S. National Advisory Board on Impact Investing as its co-chair.

Matt teaches a course on new business models in emerging markets at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and he earned an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree, Phi Beta Kappa, in international studies and economics from the University of Washington.