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Anuradha Ramachandran
Director, Investments

Why We Invested: NowFloats

April 4, 2016

NowFloats is a service that makes it incredibly easy to launch a simple website, and even easier to keep it updated, so businesses can stay relevant to their customers and rise in online search results.

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Pocket Einstein: Managing Your Finances in the 21st Century

March 21, 2016

The ability to access and use financial services is critical to managing day-to-day life, weathering unexpected events, and capturing opportunities.

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Peter Rabley
Venture Partner

The Great Land Rush: Financial Times Series Shines Light on a Hidden Crisis

March 15, 2016

A new series published by the Financial Times (FT) highlights the challenge of protecting land and property rights in some of the fastest changing countries around the world.

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Andrew Clarke
Principal, Policy

Time for Open Data Standards in the Extractive Industries

February 29, 2016

In Lima last week, Omidyar Network co-hosted an event that explored how data about the extractive industries can be used for storytelling.

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Laura Gilman
Market Engagement Director, Asia & Data, for the Mobile Money Programme

2015 State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money

February 24, 2016

Read the 2015 State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money from GSMA which provides readers with a comprehensive quantitative assessment of the mobile money industry for unbanked and underserved people.

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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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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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