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Peter Rabley
Venture Partner

Skoll Foundation recognizes Omidyar Network Investees and Property Rights in Annual Awards

April 14, 2016

Two of our investees, Chuck Slaughter of Living Goods and Vivek Maru of Namati, have been honored with 2016 Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship.

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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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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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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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Announcement

Agenda Edu Receives Investment from Omidyar Network to Scale its Platform

Agenda Edu, a platform that increases engagement in school settings, announced today that Omidyar Network has invested in the Brazilian startup to help them further scale, including platform improvements, and growth of its user base and team.

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Three Keys To Unlocking Consumer Trust In Fintech

We are in the midst of a strong economy and record-low unemployment. Yet, the majority of American households are not able to achieve financial health.

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Announcement

Survey: App-Based Drivers in NYC Struggling Financially, Want Benefits

An opinion survey released today by IDG Benefits Fund, with support from Omidyar Network, shows the majority of app-based drivers in New York City struggle to pay their bills and say any unexpected expense could lead to financial catastrophe—and as such, support placing surcharges on app-based rides to help pay for a benefits package for drivers.

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