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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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Reporting on Digital Identity Issues with Nuance and Tenacity: Why We Invested in the Africa-China Reporting Project

August 13, 2019

We believe that media strengthens society. It plays an important role in creating public awareness of digital identity-related decisions and their rights. It acts as a watch dog to protect public interests and helps hold decision makers accountable to those interests.

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Power in the Palm of Your Hand: How Asia Transforms Screen Time into Learning Opportunities

August 13, 2019

Eliza Erickson and Erin Simmons share insights from the “Scaling Access & Impact: Realizing the Power of EdTech” Country Reports for China and Indonesia.

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Equitable EdTech: from the Top-Down How the US and Chile Power Equitable EdTech with Policy and the Purse

August 12, 2019

Eliza Erikson and Erin Simmons share key insights from the “Scaling Access & Impact: Realizing the Power of EdTech” Country Reports for Chile and the United States.

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