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Why and How Omidyar Network Invests in Education Innovation

August 23, 2016

Learn about our approach to investing in education in a new post from Amy Klement.

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Anuradha Ramachandran
Director, Investments

Why We Invested: Scripbox

August 9, 2016

Learn why Omidyar Network invested in Scripbox, a user-friendly investment service working to change the way Indians save and build wealth.

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Why We Invested in Koko

August 8, 2016

Shripriya Mahesh shares why we invested in Koko, a peer-to-peer network for emotional support that uses artificial intelligence and positive reframing to bring well-being to all users.

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Smita Aggarwal
Director, Investments

In Skating Over Thin Ice our Safety is in our Speed

July 15, 2016

It was in 1841 that American philosopher and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson famously coined the phrase above, but it has never been more relevant then today, when applied to the predicament currently faced by incumbent banks in India.

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Mike Kubzansky
Managing Partner

Digital Identity: No Empowerment without Privacy

July 14, 2016

Technology is changing the way in which we present ourselves, how others identify us, how we participate in global markets, and how we access government services.

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Dena Trujillo
Director, Human Capital and Investments

Why We Invested: Crisis Text Line

June 30, 2016

Learn why we invested in Crisis Text Line, the first nationwide, free, 24/7 text hotline for people in crisis.

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Ory Okolloh
Director, Investments
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Khuram Hussain
Principal, Investments

Supporting People Powered Media Innovation in West Africa

Independent media is influencing politics and government in previously unprecedented ways in West Africa.

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Why We Invested: Skillshare

June 20, 2016

Learn why we invested in Skillshare, an online learning platform for teachers and students.

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Sarah Morgenstern
Principal, Investments

Unfinished Business: Time to Invest in Americans’ Financial Health

June 20, 2016

Sarah Morgenstern examines Americans' financial health and explores three breakthroughs that could change the system.

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Impact Investing: No Family (Should Be) an Island

June 16, 2016

When Pierre and Pam Omidyar embarked upon their impact investing journey more than twelve years ago, there wasn’t a name for what they were trying to do. Now families looking to align their investments with their values can turn to The ImPact.

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Announcement

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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