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Govind Shivkumar
Principal, Investments
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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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Ashley Beckner
Venture Partner, Investments

Redefining Family Engagement for Today's Parents and Caregivers

April 4, 2019

Children with engaged families earn better grades, finish high school at higher rates, and are more likely to enroll in postsecondary education. Ashley Beckner shares some of the family engagement solutions she is watching.

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Amy Regas
Director

Why We Continue to Support Cadasta Foundation

March 26, 2019

In today’s rapidly advancing world, technology and human ingenuity are improving lives across the globe. However, millions of people are being left behind by lack of access to these innovations and the benefits they create.

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Magdi Amin
Investment Partner

Race to the Top: A New Business Paradigm for Identity Data

March 26, 2019

The decisions we make as investors, and the guidance we provide to our investees, send signals that help shape the future. At #KNOW2019, we are calling on VCs and impact investors to help build a tech sector that is both commercially successful and good for people.

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Subhashish Bhadra
Principal, Investments
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Magdi Amin
Investment Partner

Spotting Privacy Breaches Before They Cause Harm: Why We Invested in Terbium Labs.

March 25, 2019

With breaches becoming a daily occurrence, we need tools that keep watch in the places where stolen data is bought and sold, warning customers when their data has been used and traded without their consent.

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Eliza Erikson
Investment Partner
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Erin Simmons
Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Robust Ecosystems Are Key To Equitable EdTech

March 24, 2019

Scaling Access & Impact: Realizing the Power of EdTech evaluates what might be necessary to enable, scale, and sustain Equitable EdTech solutions that reach all learners.

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Eshanthi Ranasinghe
Senior Manager

A Mental Health Pandemic: Is the World Getting More Addicted, Anxious, and Lonely?

March 19, 2019

Technology has negatively impacted mental health, but could it also be essential to making it better?

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Eshanthi Ranasinghe
Senior Manager

8 Billion "MEcosystems:" Transhumanism Becomes Reality

March 14, 2019

Advancing technology has the potential to push human evolution toward a "transhumanist" future where human bodies are optimized with technology. Could "wearables", 3D printing, gene editing, and digital cloning really extend life and augment humanity?

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Eshanthi Ranasinghe
Senior Manager

The Quantum Race

March 12, 2019

With the emergence of a new and powerful technology, a looming question remains — will quantum computing be used as a tool of creation, destruction, or both, and who will decide?

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Announcement

Healofy raises $8 Million dollars from BabyTree Group, Bace Capital, and Omidyar Network India.

Women-centric social network Healofy said Wednesday that they have raised $8 million (about Rs 55 crore) from BabyTree Group, China's maternity and child-focused community platform, Bace Capital, a fund anchored by Ant Financial Services Group, and existing investor Omidyar Network India.

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Hundreds of Millions Expect to Lose Their Homes Against Their Will, Largest Ever Study Reveals

Hundreds of millions of people in developing countries expect to lose their homes against their will in the next five years, a ground-breaking study has shown.

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Announcement

Cadasta Foundation Launches New Platform and Strategy to Put Land Rights on the Map

Cadasta Foundation announced the launch of its new mobile technology and strategy on the sidelines of the World Bank Land and Poverty Conference in Washington, DC.

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