EBay Founder's New Venture Fund Seeks Fintechs with Social Conscience

American Banker
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

The Omidyar Network, a venture capital fund started by Pierre Omidyar, the founder of eBay, recently spun off the portion of its portfolio devoted to financial-inclusion businesses. This new venture firm, called Flourish, will focus solely on backing fintech entrepreneurs whose innovations are helping people take advantage of economic opportunity and achieve financial health. Tilman Ehrbeck, managing partner of the new venture capital firm, shared the logic behind the spinoff and how he finds fintech startups that have a social mission, yet are also moneymakers. Read the full interview with Ehrbeck.