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Why We Invested in Koko

August 8, 2016

Shripriya Mahesh shares why we invested in Koko, a peer-to-peer network for emotional support that uses artificial intelligence and positive reframing to bring well-being to all users.

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In Skating Over Thin Ice our Safety is in our Speed

July 15, 2016

It was in 1841 that American philosopher and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson famously coined the phrase above, but it has never been more relevant then today, when applied to the predicament currently faced by incumbent banks in India.

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Mike Kubzansky
Managing Partner

Digital Identity: No Empowerment without Privacy

July 14, 2016

Technology is changing the way in which we present ourselves, how others identify us, how we participate in global markets, and how we access government services.

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Dena Trujillo
Venture Partner, Investments

Why We Invested: Crisis Text Line

June 30, 2016

Learn why we invested in Crisis Text Line, the first nationwide, free, 24/7 text hotline for people in crisis.

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Supporting People Powered Media Innovation in West Africa

June 23, 2016

Independent media is influencing politics and government in previously unprecedented ways in West Africa.

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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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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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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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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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Announcement

LuxTrust and Cambridge Blockchain Announce Private Beta for Privacy-Protecting Identity Platform

LuxTrust S.A. and Cambridge Blockchain Inc.,announced the private beta-testing phase for privacy-protecting European identity platform IDKEEP.

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The American Geographical Society Selected to Lead Global Conversation on the Ethical Dimensions of New Geospatial Data and Technologies

The American Geographical Society (AGS) has been awarded a grant by Omidyar Network to launch a world-wide conversation on the ethics of geospatial technologies.

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How Omidyar Network Aims to Reimagine Capitalism

Mike Kubzansky shares insights about our refreshed strategy in a recent interview with The Business of Giving.

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