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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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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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Why We Invested: RevUp

May 31, 2016

Learn about Omidyar Network’s investment in RevUp, a SaaS technology aimed at increasing fundraising efficiency and yield for nonprofits, academic institutions, and political organizations.

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If you build it… will they come?

What do datasets on Danish addresses, Indonesian elections, Singapore Dengue Fever, Slovakian contracts, Uruguayan health service provision, and Global weather systems have in common?

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No Place to Hide – Summit Ushers in Powerful New Anti-Corruption Measures

Read Martin Tisné’s reflections on three big stories coming out of last week’s UK Anti-Corruption Summit in London.

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Inside the Omidyar Network, New Thinking About a Changed World

Omidyar Network managing partner Mike Kubzansky spoke with David Callahan of Inside Philanthropy about the firm's new approach and revised strategy.

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Big Ideas for Little Learners from the SXSW EDU Community

Ashley Beckner, venture partner for US Education at Omidyar Network, connects the dots between our recent early childhood trend report, Big Ideas, Little Learners, and this year’s sessions at SXSW EDU.

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Omidyar Network Shares Privacy Day Predications for 2019

Subhashish Bhadra, investment principal, shares a privacy trend he's tracking as well as one prediction for 2019.

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