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Why We Invested: Platform for Good Digital Identity

January 21, 2019

Interest in leveraging our digital identities to expand business, communication, healthcare, and other important aspects of society has exploded in the past year.

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2019: A Year to Move Purposefully and Fix Things

January 21, 2019

In 2018, we created Omidyar Network’s Tech and Society Solutions Lab to co-create practical, scalable solutions in partnership with industry and civil society. It’s early days, but here are some of last year’s highlights.

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Why We Invested: A Modular Open Source Identity Platform

January 11, 2019

As countries implement national identity systems, hoping to include and empower their citizens, unlock the efficiencies, and realize the potential of a digital society, they can experience challenges that at best frustrate and at worst cost time and money. 

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Life Skills Non-Profit Dream a Dream Announces Grant From Omidyar Network India

Announcement January 22, 2019

Dream a Dream, a non-profit organization based in Bangalore that empowers young people from vulnerable backgrounds with critical life skills to thrive in the 21st century, today announced a grant from Omidyar Network 

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Mexican Fintech Albo Raises $7.4 Million in Series A Funding Round

Announcement January 22, 2019

The Series A round was led by Mountain Nazca and joined by Omidyar Network, and Greyhound Capital, venture capital firms who invest in bold entrepreneurs leading engines of positive social change, and businesses focused on sustainable, long-term success.

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Learnings from a Decade of Investing For Impact

Article January 17, 2019

The impact investing industry has completed a decade in India, and made important contributions to improving the lives of hundreds of millions of Indians. To reflect on the milestone, we partnered with Livemint, to publish a 3-part series of op-eds.

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Big Ideas, Little Learners: Early Childhood Trends Report

Research Report January 9, 2019

The new report explores the greatest opportunities in early childhood education, as part of a continued conversation to pave the way for innovative solutions for our youngest learners.

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Credit Disrupted: Digital MSME Lending in India

Research Report November 20, 2018

India’s 60 million micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) make an enormous contribution both to India’s employment and its gross domestic product (GDP).

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Beyond Trade-offs

Research Report October 31, 2018

Introducing Beyond Trade-offs, a series of perspectives from leading impact investors about how they balance risk, return, and impact. Published on The Economist’s digital platform, the series highlights how a nuanced approach to impact investing can help us move past the polarizing trade-offs debate to move more capital off the sidelines.

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