Project Details


Channelled US investments into companies that were creating a positive social impact.

By eBay Inc.

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Project Twitter: @microplace

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Organisation Twitter: @@ebayinc

  • Economic Empowerment
  • Social Software
  • Internet
  • Data

MicroPlace was a social investment brokerage platform set up by eBay Inc. It sought to channel US investments into companies creating a positive social impact – organisations that are ethical, environmental or advance social justice, but that also offer a financial return. The site directed $58 million of investments from 2007 until it ceased sales in January 2014, when eBay chose to reallocate resource to seek a model for social impact that would scale faster.

Last updated: 09th of May, 2014

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