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The Facts and Fictions of Impact Investing

April 2, 2013

At the 2013 Global Philanthropy Forum (GPF), Matt Bannick, Sasha Dichter (Acumen Fund), and Maya Chorengel (Elevar Equity) share provocative insights on the opportunities and challenges in scaling the impact investing industry and engaging more early-stage capital.

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Don't start a foundation: Pierre Omidyar ignores early advice, then reconsiders

January 17, 2013

In this video Pierre discusses why he founded Omidyar Network and what led him to establish its unique investment structure.

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From the Field: Lessons Learned in Impact Investing

January 3, 2013

In this piece, Omidyar Network shares a few key lessons learned from nearly a decade in the impact investing space. As we continue to evolve, we hope that by sharing our insights, others can leapfrog our early iterations to more quickly create social benefit.

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

September 8, 2012

In partnership with Stanford Social Innovation Review, Matt Bannick and Paula Goldman lay out the case for a sector based approach to impact investing in this six-part blog series.

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Mobilizing Entrepreneurship

September 5, 2012

Raj Gollamudi, director of investments, discusses the potential of mobile technology and development in this lead essay for MIT's quarterly journal, Innovations. Read the Article

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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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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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Big Ideas, Little Learners

January 9, 2019

How can we increase scalable solutions that would allow every young child to thrive? A new report explores current early childhood megatrends and how early learning could look in the future.

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The Rise of DAFs: Three Reasons Why We Invested in CapShift and ImpactAssets

December 19, 2018

We see three reasons to believe in the potential of donor-advised funds to drive significant social and environmental impact and are pleased to support two organizations leading the charge to unlock the DAF market for impact.

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