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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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Paula Goldman
Vice President and Global Lead, Tech and Society Solutions Lab
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Tie Kim
Chief Financial Officer

Making the Case for General Operating Grants

June 14, 2016

A recent SSIR piece from The Bridgespan Group discussed the need for nonprofit funding to support overhead, not just programs and services. Paula Goldman and Tie Kim share Omidyar Network’s take on providing general operating grants.

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Ameya Upadhyay
Principal, Investments

The Latecomer Edge: How Myanmar is Fast Tracking Mobile Money Adoption

June 13, 2016

If any country needed to get mobile money right, it’s Myanmar. More than 70 percent of its 53 million people have never used formal financial services. Most live in remote areas and would likely never be reached by brick-and-mortar banks, even if the branch network grew exponentially.

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Ameya Upadhyay
Principal, Investments

Why We Invested: Phandeeyar

Read why we invested in Phandeeyar, a community tech hub that is designed to support social innovation and civic tech in Myanmar.

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Robynn Steffen
Senior Manager

Reflections on Making Markets Work for the Poor

June 1, 2016

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation recently pulled back the curtain on the $1B+ in impact investments it has made to help make markets work for the poor.

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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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