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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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Tracy Williams
Director, Reimagining Capitalism

Not Just a Job: New Evidence on the Quality of Work in the United States

October 23, 2019

Tracy Williams shares insights on the Great Jobs Survey, providing a new job quality index that goes beyond wages and benefits.

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Joelle Gamble
Principal, Reimagining Capitalism

Restoring Public Trust to Build a Better Economic Future

October 21, 2019

How can we work towards building an economy that works for everyone? Joelle Gamble shares insights on restoring public trust, key structural changes, and economic policy.

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Abiah Weaver
Director, Beneficial Technology

What Happens When a Community Commits to Strengthen ID Systems Around the World? Why We Invested in the #GoodID Movement

October 21, 2019

At Omidyar Network, we are humbled to be part of such a committed movement. Abiah Weaver shares insights on why we invested in the #GoodID Movement.

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Tracy Williams
Director, Reimagining Capitalism

Why We Invested: Gallup's Job Quality Survey

October 18, 2019

While unemployment rates are at a record low, there is an untold story. Far too many Americans are facing stagnant wages, experiencing greater job insecurity, and taking on second or third jobs just to make ends meet. Why the disconnect? Tracy Williams shares insights on why we invested in Gallup's job quality survey.

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Tracy Williams
Director, Reimagining Capitalism

Why We Invested: The Workers Lab Innovation Fund

October 18, 2019

Healthy economies, societies, and democracies are only possible when workers are empowered to bargain for better job outcomes and access their fair share of economic success. Learn more about why we invested in Why We Invested: The Workers Lab Innovation Fund.

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Gus Rossi
Principal, Beneficial Technology

Why We are Investing in the Anti-Monopoly Fund

October 17, 2019

Decades of deregulation and lax antitrust enforcement have created a massive market concentration problem in the American economy. Read more from Gus Rossi on why we are investing in the Anti-Monopoly Fund

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Subhashish Bhadra
Principal, Beneficial Technology

Doing Business with Privacy at the Core

October 15, 2019

Subhashish Bhadra sat down with the new CEO of Terbium Labs, Pat Clawson, to learn more about this portfolio company’s expanding role in the digital risk protection landscape.

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Anti-Monopoly Money: Behind Millions in New Funding to Battle Bigness

Anamitra Deb discusses with Inside Philanthropy the firm’s efforts to steward technology as well as its recent investment in the Anti-Monopology Fund to curb platform power.

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Announcement

d.light Welcomes Investment from Shell on its Journey to Impact 100M Lives

d.light, a company that designs and develops high-quality, affordable, and innovative solar-powered consumer products for families without access to reliable electricity has announced its new partnership with Shell.

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Omidyar Network CEO Opens Up about VC-Influenced Philanthropy

In a recent interview with TechCrunch, Mike Kubzansky shared insights on how Omidyar Network's VC-influenced philanthropy has informed our approach to reimagining capitalism and promoting beneficial technology.

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