Arjuna Costa

Investment Partner, Omidyar Network

Arjuna Costa is an investment partner at Omidyar Network where he focuses on the firm’s investments in emerging markets financial services. He led Omidyar Network’s investments, and has a board role, in a number of innovative financial services companies, including Cignifi, Lenddo, MicroEnsure, Pagatech, RUMA, and Zoona. He also leads the engagement with several policy and research initiatives, including CGAP, GSMA’s Mobile Money for the Unbanked program and the Better Than Cash Alliance. Before joining Omidyar Network, Arjuna consulted with Bankable Frontier Associates to the Gates Foundation analyzing the economics of delivering savings products. He also spent many years advising African governments on the restructuring and privatization of its banking sector. Arjuna earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Computer Science from Columbia University.