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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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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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Healofy raises $8 Million dollars from BabyTree Group, Bace Capital, and Omidyar Network India.

Women-centric social network Healofy said Wednesday that they have raised $8 million (about Rs 55 crore) from BabyTree Group, China's maternity and child-focused community platform, Bace Capital, a fund anchored by Ant Financial Services Group, and existing investor Omidyar Network India.

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Hundreds of Millions Expect to Lose Their Homes Against Their Will, Largest Ever Study Reveals

Hundreds of millions of people in developing countries expect to lose their homes against their will in the next five years, a ground-breaking study has shown.

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Cadasta Foundation Launches New Platform and Strategy to Put Land Rights on the Map

Cadasta Foundation announced the launch of its new mobile technology and strategy on the sidelines of the World Bank Land and Poverty Conference in Washington, DC.

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