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Roy Steiner
Senior Director, Learning & Impact

Work With People Who Love Your Passion, Not You | Nancy Lublin, CEO, Crisis Text Line

November 8, 2016

To build successful companies and work with great people, you must recognize the value of entrepreneurial instincts, and how to pinpoint people’s superpowers and corral them with a common vision.

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Nanjira Sambuli
Advocacy Manager, Web Foundation

Let’s admit it: open government is political

November 7, 2016

Ahead of speaking at next week's Open Up event, Nanjira Sambuli explores the political dimensions of open government.

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Ronaldo Lemos and Gabriel Aleixo

Using the Blockchain for the Public Interest

November 3, 2016

There is a lot of hype about the “blockchain” and the private sector. However, what are the implications of that technology to the public interest? In this article, we briefly explore some possibilities. But first, a bit of context on the blockchain.

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Build for Long-Term Success | Turo

November 1, 2016

Shripriya Mahesh talks with Andre Haddad, CEO of Turo, in our latest episode of Founder's Corner.

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Combining Company & Product Growth | Michael Karnjanaprakorn, Skillshare

October 25, 2016

Rob Veres talks with Skillshare's Michael Karnjanaprakorn on the first episode of Founder's Corner, a new podcast from Omidyar Network's Emerging Tech initiative.

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Laura Bacon
Principal, Policy

Why We Invested: The B Team

October 20, 2016

Photo credit: Christopher Farber There is a strong business case to be made for transparency and accountability. Business leadership is critical in shifting the laws, norms, standards, and practices of both government and private sector.

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Digital Financial Inclusion: Seizing a $3.7 Trillion Opportunity

October 19, 2016

Tilman Ehrbeck, partner at Omidyar Network, shares insights on the role of digital finance in reaching the 45 percent of working-age adults in emerging markets who are disconnected from the global economy.

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Why We Invested: SPARK Schools

October 18, 2016

Vineet Bewtra shares why we invested in SPARK Schools, a network of primary schools providing an internationally comparable quality of education to children from all socioeconomic backgrounds in South Africa.

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This Investor Shares How to Weather a Crisis and Come Out Stronger

October 14, 2016

Omidyar Network partner Arjuna Costa shares how Zoona dealt with a crisis and became out stronger in the end in a new blog that was originally published on Unreasonable.is.

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Why We Invested: Lenddo

October 10, 2016

Learn more about our investment in Lenddo from Omidyar Network partner Arjuna Costa.

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Making Financial Services Relevant to People’s Lives

Smita Aggarwal recently spoke with The Hindu BusinessLine to share the global lessons to be learned from FinTech innovations in India.

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Omidyar Network and Village Capital Host India's First Civic Technology Event

Civic Tech Connect 2018 marked the official launch of the Civic Tech India 2018 Accelerator and brought together entrepreneurs and investors to build the civic technology ecosystem in India.

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Steady Capital now Available for Indian Civic Tech Startups as Omidyar Network Calls for Applications

Omidyar Network and Village Capital invite entrepreneurs to solve tough civic and social challenges in infrastructure, education, health, sanitation, governance, and administration through the recently launched Civic Tech India 2018 Accelerator program.

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