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Why We Invested: Newslaundry

February 18, 2016

Read why Omidyar Network invested in Newslaundry, a digital media company on a mission to create an alternative model for news production in India.

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David Porteous
Chair and Co-Founder, Digital Frontiers Institute.

Nonprofits Can Be Lean Startups Too

February 16, 2016

David Porteous explains how starting Digital Frontiers Institute like a lean startup has helped the organization to go from concept to operation in record time.

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Stefaan G. Verhulst and Andrew Young

Open Data Is Changing the World in Four Ways

January 25, 2016

Stefaan G. Verhulst and Andrew Young of The GovLab explore the global impact of open data through a new repository of case studies developed in collaboration with Omidyar Network.

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Alexandre Lazarow
Principal, Investments

Supporting Innovation at its Earliest Stage

January 10, 2016

This past November, JPMorgan Chase and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced the launch of the Catalyst Fund, a fiscal sponsorship project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors managed by

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Alexandre Lazarow
Principal, Investments
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Arunjay Katakam
GSMA

Mobile-led insurance: Evolving approaches in an advancing field

December 20, 2015

Mobile is poised to disrupt microinsurance access and delivery in emerging markets, and while the mobile-delivered microinsurance industry is nascent, it is accelerating rapidly. Omidyar Network's Alex Lazarow and GSMA's Arunjay Katakam explore approaches to delivering mobile-led insurance in this post.

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Alexandre Lazarow
Principal, Investments

The Light at the End of the Tunnel: Trends Driving Access to Power in Emerging Markets

December 2, 2015

Global access to power and clean water in emerging markets has long seemed unreachable. Emerging trends and transformative business models could soon make water and energy more accessible for millions.

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Martin Tisné
Investment Partner

OGPx: Going Local for Global Impact

October 27, 2015

By Julie McCarthy & Martin Tisne

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Martin Tisné
Investment Partner

The Revolution Will be Open

October 27, 2015

Omidyar Network's Martin Tisné explores the need for a narrative for why open data matters and what it means.

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Anamitra Deb
Director, Intellectual Capital

How Disruptive Credit Scoring in the Emerging Markets Can Provide Formal Loans to Millions

October 26, 2015

We are excited to share our new report “Big Data, Small Credit: The Digital Revolution and Its Impact on Emerging Market Consumers”, which focuses on the promise of a rapidly-emerging cohort of pioneering firms that are disrupting traditional risk assessment techniques in the emerging markets.

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Matt Bannick
Managing Partner

Unshackling Pension Funds for Impact Investing

October 22, 2015

Earlier today, Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez made a significant announcement that will pave the way for an increase in impact investing worldwide.

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Big money eyes the Big Tech debate

Omidyar Network's Paula Goldman talked with Axios about the Tech and Society Solutions Lab's recent support for the Center for Humane Technology.

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Indians spend roughly 3 hours a day on smartphones, but are they paying big bucks for apps?

Mobile app usage in India has boomed, but Roopa Kudva shares with The Economic Times how usage may be different for India's next half billion coming online.

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A Hippocratic Oath for Data Scientists

At the recent Data for Good Exchange, Omidyar Network joined tech, civic, and media partners to help develop a code of ethics for the data science community.

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