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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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'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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Equitable Tech: Delivering High-Impact Learning with a Human Touch

December 3, 2019

Education is supposed to prepare children for the future, yet the current system is 100 years behind the times. Eliza Erickson and Ju-Ho Lee share insights on the future of impactful edtech.

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VCs Align Around New Beliefs, Investment Tools to Reinforce a Better Data Economy That Puts People First

November 21, 2019

Earlier this year, Omidyar Network assembled a group of like-minded, early-stage technology investors to help transform the data economy. Magdi Amin, and Eric McCarthy share learnings from the convening.

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Enabling Effective and Inclusive Tech Policy in Africa; Why We Invested in CIPESA

November 19, 2019

Across East and Southern Africa, the civic space is fractured and shrinking. Read more from Thea Anderson on how Omidyar Network is investing in CIPESA to strengthen platforms for civic engagement, effectively advocate to policymakers, and surface and network new and emerging civil sector partners.

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