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Chris Jurgens
Director, Impact Investing
&
Robynn Steffen
Senior Manager, Impact Investing

Advancing the Roadmap for Impact Investing

March 22, 2018

As the impact investing movement rounds the corner into its second decade, organizations across the industry are taking stock in how far we’ve come — and indeed, there has been remarkable progress — and identifying with increasingly clarity what work remains to be done.

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4 Ways to Tackle the Invisible Problem of Property Rights

March 21, 2018

There are more than 1 billion invisible people around the world. They live on the fringes of society, unknown to their country and the formal economy.

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Smita Aggarwal
Director, Investments
&
Ken Miller
Venture Partner

Why We Invested: ZineOne

March 20, 2018

ZineOne is a next generation customer engagement hub that provides banks and retailers with the ability to engage with their customers in real time, in a highly contextual and personalized manner.

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Matt Bannick
Former Managing Partner

Our New Managing Partner

March 14, 2018

Earlier today, Pierre Omidyar announced the appointment of a new managing partner for Omidyar Network, Mike Kubzansky.

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Ory Okolloh
Director, Investments

What is next for the media eco-system in Kenya?

It is no secret that the media industry in Kenya is going through challenging times.   While in the past, Kenya’s media has frequently been cited as the strongest in East Africa, thanks to constitutional protections for freedom of the press, a broad plu

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Ory Okolloh
Director, Investments

Reducing the Spread of Misinformation in Africa | Why We Invested: Africa Check

We live in a growing environment of public mistrust, especially when it comes to the media, and the explosion of the number of sources of information makes deciphering what is factual, what is misinformation, and what is propaganda increasingly difficult.

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Isabelle Hau
Investment Partner
&
Charles Best
CEO, DonorsChoose.org

Four Learnings from Omidyar Network and DonorsChoose.org Early Learning Innovation Challenge

March 2, 2018

Through an Early Learning Innovation Challenge, Omidyar Network and DonorsChoose.org asked pre-K teachers to submit their most creative project ideas for using technology in their classrooms.

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5 Lessons We Have Learned about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) at Omidyar Network

February 27, 2018

Omidyar Network began an earnest internal conversation on racial equity in the summer of 2016, and our efforts on this front are just becoming institutionalized. Nevertheless, we wanted to share what we have learned so far and where we are heading.

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Subhashish Bhadra
Associate, Investments

Data Protection in India: Submission to the Committee on Data Protection Framework

February 25, 2018

Omidyar Network's Subhashish Bhadra shares our response to the Committee on Data Protection Framework, reflecting our belief that for a digital system to be privacy-protecting and effective, the appropriate technical design and governance choices need to be made.

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High-Volume Recruitment Start-Up Giraffe Closes Second Funding Round

Giraffe, the automated high-volume recruitment start-up, announced that it has closed a second round of equity funding.

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Researchers to Put Facebook's Role in Elections Under Magnifying Glass

Omidyar Network is joining six other funders to support a new initiative to study Facebook's role in elections and democracy.

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Facebook announces commission to examine social media's effects on elections

Omidyar Network has joined an effort to fund a new initiative that will enable independent researchers to perform an assessment of the role that Facebook plays in elections.

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