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Thea Anderson
Director, Beneficial Technology
&
Franklyn Odhiambo

Levering Technology for Justice: Why We Invested in Lawyers Hub

December 12, 2019

Thea Anderson and Franklyn Odhiambo share why we invested in Nairobi-based Lawyers Hub, the first innovation hub in Africa for technology startups run by lawyers.

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Beth Kanter
Chief Advocacy & Strategic Communications Officer

8 Storytellers Informing How We've Been Reimagining Capitalism in 2019

December 5, 2019

As we get ready to head home for the holidays, many of us are stockpiling books to cozy up with in front of the fire. If you’re like our Reimagining Capitalism team, your reading list is short on pulp and long on economic theory.

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Abiah Weaver
Director, Beneficial Technology

10 Storytellers Who Informed Our Outlook on Tech in 2019

December 5, 2019

A list of 10 books, documentaries, podcasts, and television series about responsible technology that captured our attention this year.

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Eliza Erikson
Investment Partner
&
Ju-Ho Lee
Commissioner of The International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity and former Minister of Education, Science and Technology in South Korea

Equitable Tech: Delivering High-Impact Learning with a Human Touch

December 3, 2019

Education is supposed to prepare children for the future, yet the current system is 100 years behind the times. Eliza Erickson and Ju-Ho Lee share insights on the future of impactful edtech.

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Magdi Amin
Managing Director, Beneficial Technology
&
Eric McCarthy
Extern, Beneficial Technology

VCs Align Around New Beliefs, Investment Tools to Reinforce a Better Data Economy That Puts People First

November 21, 2019

Earlier this year, Omidyar Network assembled a group of like-minded, early-stage technology investors to help transform the data economy. Magdi Amin, and Eric McCarthy share learnings from the convening.

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Thea Anderson
Director, Beneficial Technology

Enabling Effective and Inclusive Tech Policy in Africa; Why We Invested in CIPESA

November 19, 2019

Across East and Southern Africa, the civic space is fractured and shrinking. Read more from Thea Anderson on how Omidyar Network is investing in CIPESA to strengthen platforms for civic engagement, effectively advocate to policymakers, and surface and network new and emerging civil sector partners.

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Anamitra Deb
Senior Director, Beneficial Technology
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Sarah Drinkwater
Director, Beneficial Technology
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CV Madhukar
Managing Director, Beneficial Technology

Four Ways to Reset, Restore, and Renew Trust in Technology

November 15, 2019

Anamitra Deb, Sarah Drinkwater, and CV Madhukar share solutions to reset the tech industry, restore competition, and renew trust.

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Magdi Amin
Managing Director, Beneficial Technology
&
Eric McCarthy
Extern, Beneficial Technology

Catalyzing Good ID in Africa’s digital economy: Why we invested in Smart Africa

November 13, 2019

Magdi Amin and Eric McCarthy share insights about our recent investment in Smart Africa to support the development of its blueprint for good digital identity in Africa.

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Sarah Drinkwater
Director, Beneficial Technology

Cultivating Healthy Engagement Online: Why We Invested in Civic Signals

November 8, 2019

How do we reset and restore the value of social platforms for society? Sarah Drinkwater shares insights on why we invested in Civic Signals.

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Ashley Beckner
Venture Partner, Investments
&
Enyi Okebugwu
Analyst, Investments

Reducing Disparities in Birth Outcomes and Early Development

October 31, 2019

Ashley Beckner and Enyi Okebugwu share insights on our latest investment in Centering Healthcare Institute, a national nonprofit organization that utilizes a proprietary group care model in both obstetric and pediatric visits.

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We don’t need another WeWork

It's time for more alternatives to venture capital cash, argues Omidyar Network's Sarah Drinkwater — and for more startups focused on making positive contributions to the world.

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Coalition of Foundations and Family Offices Launch the Tipping Point Fund to Scale the Impact Investing Field

Blue Haven Initiative, Ford Foundation, MacArthur Foundation and Omidyar Network will anchor the $12.5 million pool of philanthropic capital

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The Chronicle of Philanthropy: What Does Good ID Look Like?

CV Madhukar spoke with The Chronicle of Philanthropy for a podcast interview on the need for privacy-enhancing technology, the Good ID movement, and the data economy’s opportunities and challenges.

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