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Open Data: Casting a Digital Net to Catch the Corrupt

The Panama Papers leak, and exposure of potential corruption on a global scale, has helped reveal just how much more must be done to shine a light on the shadows where corrupt activity takes place. Data, and better use of it, has to be central to this effort.

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Robynn Steffen and Kelsey King

PRI Announcement Paves Way for Risk Capital

April 29, 2016

Last week, the White House announced that the US Treasury Department and the IRS finalized new regulations that make it easier for foundations to use Program-Related Investments (PRIs) to advance their missions.

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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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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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