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Govind Shivkumar
Principal, Investments

Why We Invested: A Modular Open Source Identity Platform

January 11, 2019

As countries implement national identity systems, hoping to include and empower their citizens, unlock the efficiencies, and realize the potential of a digital society, they can experience challenges that at best frustrate and at worst cost time and money. 

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Isabelle Hau
Investment Partner
&
Ashley Beckner
Venture Partner, Investments

Big Ideas, Little Learners

January 9, 2019

How can we increase scalable solutions that would allow every young child to thrive? A new report explores current early childhood megatrends and how early learning could look in the future.

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Robynn Steffen
Director, Impact Investing

The Rise of DAFs: Three Reasons Why We Invested in CapShift and ImpactAssets

December 19, 2018

We see three reasons to believe in the potential of donor-advised funds to drive significant social and environmental impact and are pleased to support two organizations leading the charge to unlock the DAF market for impact.

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Sarah Morgenstern
Principal, Investments
&
Tracy Williams
Director, Intellectual Capital

Doing Well By Doing Good

December 3, 2018

At Omidyar Network, a big part of our work involves backing companies whose mission is to help the more than 170 million Americans who are struggling financially to lead more secure and pros

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Namita Dalmia
Principal
&
Sarvesh Kanodia
Associate, Investments

High quality, interactive online teaching to disrupt after-school learning in India; Why We Invested in Vedantu

November 28, 2018

Why we invested in Vedantu, a platform for after-school tutoring that enables affordable access to great teachers all over India.

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Isabelle Hau
Investment Partner
&
Ashley Beckner
Venture Partner, Investments

Keeping a Promise for Early Childhood Development; Why We Invested in Promise Venture Studio

November 28, 2018

Although there has been a significant increase over the last 10 years in entrepreneurial activity in US K-12 and higher education, the same cannot be said for early childhood innovation that targets our youngest learners.

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Isabelle Hau
Investment Partner
&
Michael H. Levine
Chief Knowledge Officer, Sesame Workshop
&
Matt Glickman
President of Promise Venture Studio

The Time is Now: Investing Early in Our Children's Future

November 26, 2018

Isabelle Hau, Michael H. Levine, and Matt Glickman share the importance of early childhood development and the urgency to invest in our youngest children.

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Subhashish Bhadra
Principal, Investments

State of Aadhaar initiative enters a new phase

November 18, 2018

The Dalberg team will expand the breadth and depth of the State of Aadhaar survey to provide the data backbone for a nationwide conversation on Good ID.

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Tracy Williams
Director, Intellectual Capital
&
Mike Kubzansky
Managing Partner

Moving Forward: The Future of Home Care in Maine

November 16, 2018

Mike Kubzansky and Tracy Williams reflect on Omidyar Network’s support of Question 1 in Maine, including what’s next for the effort to provide universal home care to elderly and the disabled throughout the state.

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Magdi Amin
Investment Partner

Why We Invested: UN Economic Commission for Africa

November 16, 2018

Omidyar Network is proud to support the UN Economic Commission for Africa’s work with the African Union to co-develop a framework for Good Digital Identity in Africa that will make progress on challenges specific to the African context.

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Inside the Omidyar Network, New Thinking About a Changed World

Omidyar Network managing partner Mike Kubzansky spoke with David Callahan of Inside Philanthropy about the firm's new approach and revised strategy.

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Big Ideas for Little Learners from the SXSW EDU Community

Ashley Beckner, venture partner for US Education at Omidyar Network, connects the dots between our recent early childhood trend report, Big Ideas, Little Learners, and this year’s sessions at SXSW EDU.

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Omidyar Network Shares Privacy Day Predications for 2019

Subhashish Bhadra, investment principal, shares a privacy trend he's tracking as well as one prediction for 2019.

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