Blog

Anamitra Deb
Senior Director
&
Gus Rossi
Principal

Congress Must Go Further to Rein In Big Tech

June 10, 2019

Anamitra Deb and Gus Rossi share insights on regulating tech giants as the era of self-governance comes to a close.

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Abiah Weaver
Director, Marketing Strategy & Communications

Open Questions on Good ID: Can it be Measured?

June 6, 2019

We aspire for all digital ID to be Good ID, but we also know that journey includes obstacles and requires more learning. 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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Erin Simmons
Entrepreneur-in Residence, Omidyar Network

Change Starts with Teachers: Why We Invested in Nova Escola

May 21, 2019

Teachers are the single most important factor in improving student achievement. At Omidyar Network, we are excited about innovations that vault teachers to the top of their game, equipping them with the latest knowledge and best practices of their profession.

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Sarah Drinkwater
Lead, Tech and Society Solutions Lab

Employee Perks Don't Cut It: Tech Companies Must Take Bold Action Before Losing Tech Talent

Tech workers want more conscious, responsible business practices — and they’re willing to walk if that need goes unmet.

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Mike Kubzansky
Managing Partner

Omidyar Network India: Helping Create a Meaningful Life for Every Indian

May 14, 2019

Omidyar Network India will now operate as a newly-autonomous organization with a mission to help create a meaningful life for every Indian. Read more from our managing partner, Mike Kubzansky.

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Abiah Weaver
Director, Marketing Strategy & Communications

Omidyar Network Unpacks Good ID: An Update to Our Point of View on Digital Identity

May 9, 2019

For three years, Omidyar Network has used the term “Good ID” to characterize the forms of digital identity we would like to see in the world. This week, the Digital Identity team adds more definition to that vision.

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Subhashish Bhadra
Principal, Investments

The Appropriate Use of Digital Identity: Why We Invested in a Three-Region Research Alliance

May 7, 2019

In the past decade alone, more than 110 countries have initiated identification schemes. Learn about the research that three organizations are doing to help develop our collective understanding on the appropriate use of digital identity.

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Amy Klement
Partner
&
Jessica Kiessel
Director, Learning & Impact

Learning by Listening to Those We Serve: Why We Invest in Measuring Social Impact

May 2, 2019

With a “100-year gap” for poor children to catch up to the educational levels of today’s wealthy children, Omidyar Network’s Education team approaches our work with a sense of urgency and willingness to take more bold bets when it comes to investing in emerging education innovations.

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Govind Shivkumar
Principal, Investments
&
Kabir Kumar
Director, Flourish

Helping People Get Control Over Their Digital Identity: Why We Invested in Cambridge Blockchain

April 11, 2019

We believe Cambridge Blockchain can play a big part in helping markets overcome those struggles. This is why Omidyar Network and Flourish joined PayPal, and others in a Series A extension investment, which totaled $10.5 million.

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Magdi Amin
Investment Partner

Reflections on the NIIMS judgement

April 4, 2019

This week, the High Court of Kenya suspended core aspects of the National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS), popularly referred to as Huduma Namba. Magdi Amin shares reflections on the judgement.

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The Importance of Catalytic Capital

Omidyar Network’s Mike Kubzansky joins Rockefeller’s Raj Shah and MacArthur’s Julia Stasch to highlight the important role philanthropy can play in making investments in impact-oriented entrepreneurs who might otherwise not have access to sufficient capital. 

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From Apps On Your Phone To Satellites In The Sky, A New Program Looks Into The Ethics Of Mapping

A new program called EthicalGEO, sponsored by the American Geographical Society (AGS), encourages people to begin a dialogue on the ethical implications geospatial technologies present in our lives.

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Knight Foundation Announce Commitment of Nearly $50 Million to Better Understand How Technology is Transforming our Democracy

Knight Foundation announce commitment of nearly $50 million in research to better understand how technology is transforming our democracy and the way we receive and engage with information.

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