Pierre Omidyar is a philanthropist, technologist and innovator who is best known as the founder of eBay. A strong believer in the power of individuals and community, Pierre’s vision for Honolulu Civil Beat is to empower citizens and encourage greater civic participation through media. He believes that a strong democracy requires an engaged society supported by effective news reporting and analysis.
Pierre serves as the publisher of Honolulu Civil Beat. He is also the founder of First Look – a media and technology company dedicated to upholding and promoting the tenets of the First Amendment. For more information about Pierre’s personal, professional and philanthropic interests, visit OmidyarGroup.com.
Randy Ching is a co-founder of Honolulu Civil Beat, and of UP2398, a venture capital firm fostering a new generation of innovative entrepreneurs. Randy spent eight years at eBay in a variety of leadership roles. Prior to eBay, he was a corporate attorney at Latham & Watkins and Cooley Godward. Born and raised in Honolulu, Randy graduated from Punahou School. He received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and has a law degree from Northwestern University School of Law.
Mike Mohr is the founder and chairman of Comprehensive Financial Management. He has served as a close advisor to Pierre and Pam Omidyar for many years and is a managing director of The Omidyar Group. He also serves as a trustee, director and officer of a significant number of charitable organizations and commercial ventures.