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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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Subhashish Bhadra
Principal, Beneficial Technology

A Privacy-Conscious Population: Why We Funded the Busara Center for Behavioral Economics and Ashoka's Centre for Social and Behaviour Change

October 7, 2019

Over the past few years, privacy has exploded as a public policy concern — in regulatory chambers, in courts, on our televisions, and on the Internet.

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Thea Anderson
Director, Beneficial Technology
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Subhashish Bhadra
Principal, Beneficial Technology

Open Questions on Good ID: When should Digital ID be Avoided?

October 3, 2019

In this new series, we will tackle open questions, one at a time, to share our perspective and invite others to offer theirs — all with the goal of adding more clarity on Good ID and finding the ideas that will move Good ID into practice.

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Abiah Weaver
Director, Beneficial Technology

Open Questions on Good ID: What is Bad ID?

October 2, 2019

Good ID unlocks opportunities fairly, enabling all of us to engage in society on our own terms and safeguard our identities against misuse. In the second post in this series, we wanted to take the opportunity to start a conversation on bad ID.

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Vinice Davis
Venture Partner
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Isabelle Hau
Investment Partner

Why We Invested: All Our Kin Is Increasing Quality in (Home-Based) Child Care

October 1, 2019

All Our Kin is a nonprofit organization committed to creating high-quality, affordable child care alternatives through multiple programs and strategies to increase the quality, availability, and sustainability of care.

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Ashley Beckner
Venture Partner, Investments

Collaborating for Infants and Toddlers: Investing in Home-Based Care

October 1, 2019

Omidyar Network’s investment in Home Grown is a multi-year collaboration of 10 diverse funders across the United States to recognize the promise of effective interventions in the early years to transform the life trajectory of children and their families.

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Gus Rossi
Principal, Beneficial Technology

Stronger Privacy Rules in California Can Benefit Everyone

September 30, 2019

Last week Californians for Consumer Privacy proposed a new initiative for the state’s November 2020 ballot. Learn how the California Privacy Rights and Enforcement Act can strengthen the California Consumer Privacy Act in several critical ways.

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Mike Kubzansky
Chief Executive Officer
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Tracy Williams
Director, Reimagining Capitalism

The GM Score: $25 Billion for Stockholders vs. $0 for UAW Members

September 18, 2019

Fifty thousand General Motors employees bravely used their power to go on strike this week. Omidyar Network stands in solidarity with these UAW members as we believe working men and women should have a fair share of our nation’s economic success.

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Sarah Drinkwater
Director, Beneficial Technology

Why We Invested: Zebras Unite

September 6, 2019

As Big Tech faces increasing customer distrust, regulatory attention, and worker activism, a community of consciously scaling founders is emerging that define themselves against the dominant players. At Omidyar Network, we believe that we need to change the culture and norms that define the tech industry today.

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Thea Anderson
Director, Beneficial Technology

Increasing the Transparency and Accountability of ID Systems Through Continuous Public Engagement: Why We Invested in IDEO.org Nairobi

September 4, 2019

Learn why we’ve chosen to invest in IDEO.org Nairobi to help answer the question – what does good public engagement look like in the design, management, and governance of an ID system?

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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-Monopoly Fund to curb platform power.

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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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