Ideas

The GM Score: $25 Billion for Stockholders vs. $0 for UAW Members

September 18, 2019

Fifty thousand General Motors employees bravely used their power to go on strike this week. Omidyar Network stands in solidarity with these UAW members as we believe working men and women should have a fair share of our nation’s economic success.

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Why We Invested: Zebras Unite

September 6, 2019

As Big Tech faces increasing customer distrust, regulatory attention, and worker activism, a community of consciously scaling founders is emerging that define themselves against the dominant players. At Omidyar Network, we believe that we need to change the culture and norms that define the tech industry today.

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Increasing the Transparency and Accountability of ID Systems Through Continuous Public Engagement: Why We Invested in IDEO.org Nairobi

September 4, 2019

Learn why we’ve chosen to invest in IDEO.org Nairobi to help answer the question – what does good public engagement look like in the design, management, and governance of an ID system?

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Picterra Lands $3.3 Million in New Funding to Help Further Democratize Geospatial Mapping

Announcement September 17, 2019

Picterra, a geospatial software organization that enables users to extract satellite and drone imaging insights through a combination of artificial intelligence and human expertise, has announced $3.3 million in new funding from Space Capital, Omidyar Network, and Atlantic Labs, to further democratize geospatial mapping data.

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Zebras Dazzle as Unicorns Falter

Article September 11, 2019

Dennis Price at ImpactAlpha covers our recent investment in Zebras Unite.

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Omidyar Network Announces Grant to Zebras Unite to Improve Access to Capital and More Equitable Business Models

Announcement September 6, 2019

Omidyar Network today announced a grant to Zebras Unite, the grassroots, founder-led movement that supports purposeful startup companies.

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Using Self-Reported Data for Impact Measurement

Research Report May 16, 2019

Omidyar Network partnered with the Impact Measurement Project to develop a critical first step in helping to design and implement surveys that can provide meaningful data across five dimensions of impact.

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Exploration & Future Sensing: Trends to Watch in 2019 & Beyond

Research Report March 25, 2019

In Trends to Watch in 2019 & Beyond, Omidyar Network partners with the Future Hunters to share some of the most interesting — and coincidentally self-contradictory — trends we’re seeing, which we deemed “trends to watch” this year.

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