Arunjay Katakam

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.


The Light at the End of the Tunnel: Trends Driving Access to Power in Emerging Markets

December 2, 2015

Global access to power and clean water in emerging markets has long seemed unreachable. Emerging trends and transformative business models could soon make water and energy more accessible for millions.


OGPx: Going Local for Global Impact

October 27, 2015

By Julie McCarthy & Martin Tisne


The Revolution Will be Open

October 27, 2015

Omidyar Network's Martin Tisné explores the need for a narrative for why open data matters and what it means.

Anamitra Deb
Director, Intellectual Capital

How Disruptive Credit Scoring in the Emerging Markets Can Provide Formal Loans to Millions

October 26, 2015

We are excited to share our new report “Big Data, Small Credit: The Digital Revolution and Its Impact on Emerging Market Consumers”, which focuses on the promise of a rapidly-emerging cohort of pioneering firms that are disrupting traditional risk assessment techniques in the emerging markets.

Matt Bannick
Former Managing Partner

Unshackling Pension Funds for Impact Investing

October 22, 2015

Earlier today, Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez made a significant announcement that will pave the way for an increase in impact investing worldwide.

Paula Goldman
Vice President and Global Lead, Tech and Society Solutions Lab

Unlocking Foundation Endowments

September 29, 2015

Earlier this month, the Treasury Department issued new guidelines that open the door a little wider for foundations around mission-driven investing. The announcement sends a strong, positive signal to foundations, providing them with more latitude to align their endowments with their mission.


How a Map Can Change the World: State of the Map US 2015 Conference Emphasizes the Role of Geospatial Data for Property Rights

July 28, 2015

Last month in New York City, Omidyar Network was pleased to be one of the sponsors of the State of the Map US 2015 conference (SOTMUS), which physically convened the far-reaching and powerful virtual community behind OpenStreetMap (OSM).

Peter Rabley
Venture Partner

How can we use drones for good?

July 21, 2015

The recent rapid rise of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) - or drones - has generated equal parts excitement, fascination and consternation from all sectors on all sides.


Setting High and Compatible Standards

Omidyar Network is proud to announce its support to a Joined Up Data initiative, spearheaded by two exceptional organizations, Development Initiatives and Publish What You Fund.

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Huge congratulations to @holbertonschool and their work to expand internationally, taking their full-stack software…

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Billion dollar robo-advisor, @Betterment is partnering with our portfolio company @thesteadyapp, an income-building…


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.



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.



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.