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Priming the Pump: The Case for a Sector Based Approach to Impact Investing

September 1, 2012

During the 2012 Social Capital Markets (SOCAP) Conference, Matt Bannick presents Omidyar Network’s case for a sector based approach to impact investing.

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Learning from Silicon Valley

July 1, 2012

Matt Bannick and Eric Hallstein explain how Omidyar Network uses a venture capital model to measure and evaluate effectiveness in this Stanford Social Innovation Review piece. Read the Article

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Omidyar Network: Every Person Has The Power to Make A Difference

May 15, 2012

Matt Bannick discusses Omidyar Network's unique approach, emphasizing the invaluable roles of business, philanthropy, and entrepreneurship in scaling social impact.

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'On Omidyar Network: Partner Perspectives', Showcases How ON Supports And Scales The Work Of World-Changing Entrepreneurs

January 31, 2012

In this video, several leaders from our partner organizations share their perspectives on how Omidyar Network has furthered their impact.

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Partner Perspectives: How ON Supports And Scales The Work Of World-Changing Entrepreneurs

January 4, 2012

In this video, several leaders from our partner organizations share their perspectives on how Omidyar Network has furthered their impact.

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Harnessing Technology for Transformation

December 1, 2011

As part of McKinsey’s “Voices on Society” series, Matt Bannick highlights the positive impact that technology is having in developing countries. Read the Article

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How I Did It: eBay’s Founder on Innovating the Business Model of Social Change

September 1, 2011

Pierre Omidyar was inspired by eBay’s social impact to create a hybrid model for a philanthropic investment firm: a combination of nonprofit and for-profit. Read about his personal journey in this Harvard Business Review article.

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Matt Bannick’s Speech on Flexible Capital

April 5, 2011

As part of the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco’s social entrepreneurship series, Matt Bannick shares Omidyar Network’s vision for the future of philanthropy and impact investing, as well as insights on the importance of using both for-profit and nonprofit tools to advance change.

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A Flexible Approach to Funding Entrepreneurs

August 1, 2010

Matt Bannick discusses Omidyar Network's "flexible capital" approach to support both for-profit and nonprofit ventures in this Harvard Business Review blog piece. Read the Article

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A New Approach for a New Frontier

October 17, 2018

Since our founding in 2004, Omidyar Network has been a pioneer. We combined impact investing with traditional grantmaking in an approach to philanthropy that was catalytic, innovative, and early. Our venture-capitalist mindset let us see old problems in new ways and find market-based, tech-enabled innovations that could scale to match the global scope of those problems.

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Parents are the Future: Reimagining Postsecondary Opportunities for Parent Learners

October 16, 2018

Why we invested in Entangled Solutions, bringing more visibility to parent learner population and inspiring innovative solutions that deliver the education, training, and credentials that many parents want and need.

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With Great Code Comes Great Responsibility: Announcing the Responsible Computer Science Challenge

October 11, 2018

Move fast and break things. Grounded in disruptive progress, this mindset led to incredible innovation — but while the tech it created had positive impacts, some of it also came with unintended consequences.

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