Who We Are
We are a venture firm investing in entrepreneurs whose innovations help people achieve financial health and prosperity. As an evergreen fund, we deploy patient capital with a long-term perspective.
Our global team is growing the portfolio we built within Omidyar Network over the last decade. At Flourish, we will continue to back bold ideas and new business models that responsibly harness the power of technology to build a fair and customer-centric financial sector.
We are excited to partner with entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and innovators in policy and regulation to shape a more inclusive global economy.
We built Flourish to help create financial fairness and opportunity for all. We stand against racial injustice that has plagued America and other societies for a very long time. As a team, we stand in solidarity with our portfolio companies, ecosystem partners, and all communities across the country in demanding an end to racial injustice.
Sector Expertise & Investment Themes
At Flourish, we combine our global view with a deep understanding of industry dynamics and customer segments, helping our entrepreneurs align their products and services with people’s needs and aspirations. Flourish’s investment themes include:
Reimagining traditional banking with new mobile-first, digital-only experiences
Consumer & SME Lending
Providing new ways to obtain credit and unlock economic potential
Data & Analytics
Enabling the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning to quantify risk and personalize finance
Debt Management / Personal Finance
Developing new tools for consumers to take control of their complex financial lives
Moving from an inefficient cash-only economy to a seamless, digital payments world
Providing grants to partners that are thought leaders in financial health to strengthen the ecosystem
Expanding insurance for consumers and small businesses to build resilience
Regtech & Infrastructure
Building the foundations of a new financial ecosystem
In addition to our venture investments, we strengthen the ecosystem by selectively providing grants to a network of partners that are thought leaders in financial health, as well as to forward-thinking regulators and policymakers across the globe.
We have built a team of dedicated, global specialists that offer a breadth of services that meet the critical demands of high-growth technology companies. At Flourish, we partner our entrepreneurs with experts in:
Data Science, Fraud & Risk
Finance & Operations
Marketing & PR
Funding & Governance
Our vision is informed by the experiences of our funder, Pierre Omidyar, the founder of eBay. A tech entrepreneur himself, Pierre has always believed in individual empowerment, connecting people, and trust as a basis of shared success.
Pierre and Pam Omidyar support a wide variety of philanthropic and commercial efforts working to bring about positive change. Spanning many categories and addressing some of the world’s most complex issues, each venture combines insights, innovation, talent, and timing to challenge the status quo.
At Flourish, our strategic priorities and operations are overseen by a fiduciary board:
Chair, Managing Director of The Omidyar Group
Managing Director of The Omidyar Group
Managing Partner at Flourish