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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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Bridging the Gap Between High Quality Content and Technology

August 10, 2018

Grupo VI-DA has compiled what we believe to be one of the largest collections of digital, Spanish-language content in the world. Over the past four years, Grupo VI-DA has negotiated licenses with over 600 publishers, for access to over 600,000 titles, including both adult and children’s books, textbooks, and literature.

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Lessons Learned from Listening to Our Investees

August 8, 2018

Our work at Omidyar Network is grounded in the belief that people are interdependent, fundamentally good, and inherently capable. We believe that we are at our best when we listen to and learn from the people and organizations we serve.

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Introducing the (World’s First) Ethical Operating System: A toolkit for anticipating future risk and building a better tech ecosystem

August 7, 2018

It’s no longer enough to simply profess an optimistic desire that the tech we build will have a positive effect on the world. We must create a system of design and development that places real value on ethical thinking from the outset, by incorporating future risk analysis and mitigation directly into our workflow.

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