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Potential to Unlock Over US $50 Billion in Online Commerce

August 9, 2018

Bain & Company, Google, and Omidyar Network announce a new report exploring the potential to unlock over US $50 billion in online commerce in India by driving awareness, usage, and transactions among the current and next set of internet users and shoppers.

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Steady Raises $9 Million in Series A Round; Shaquille O’Neal Joins the Company

August 7, 2018

Steady, an income-building platform for the Build-Your-Own (BYO) workforce, announced today that it has raised $9 million in Series A financing round from leading FinTech investors, including Omidyar Network.

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Silicon Valley Writes a Playbook to Help Avert Ethical Disasters

August 7, 2018

Wired recently featured Ethical OS, a tool kit developed by the Tech and Society Solutions Lab to help makers of tech, product managers, engineers, and others get out in front of problems before they happen.

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Omidyar Network Partners with Institute for the Future to Launch the Ethical Operating System: A Guide to Anticipating the Future Impact of Today’s Technology

August 7, 2018

Omidyar Network, the Silicon Valley impact investment firm, has collaborated with the Institute for the Future (IFTF) on the development of a new toolkit — the Ethical Operating System (Ethical OS) — to help makers of tech, product managers, engineers, and others get out in front of problems before they happen.

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Spruce Raises $15.6M in Series A-1 Financing

August 6, 2018

Spruce, a national title insurance and escrow company, has raised $15.6 million in new venture capital from investors including Bessemer Venture Partners, Omidyar Network, and Collaborative Fund, bringing the startup's total Series A financing to $19.1 million.

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Infrastructure, Waste Management And Traffic Control Require Maximum Civic Technology Interventions – Omidyar Network Survey

August 2, 2018

A survey by Omidyar Network has highlighted an urgent need for innovation in civic technology – technology that enables citizens to engage with the government and/or each other in order to drive participation in public decision-making processes and improve delivery of services.

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Ethics in Tech: A New Resource

August 1, 2018

New tools from the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics aim to help technology companies embed ethical considerations into their workflow and promote the development of ethical products and services.

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Open Access Project: Opening New Data and New Possibilities for Ukraine

July 31, 2018

Omidyar Network supported the launch of the Open Access Project, an interactive platform to promote transparency in the management of Ukraine’s natural resources and environmental health.

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How we Banked a Billion People and What to do Next

July 31, 2018

In the past seven years, 1.2 billion people have gained access to basic financial services. In a new article, Kabir Kumar shares insights on the next wave of financial technology innovation.

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Ground reality: Mapping urban slums

July 31, 2018

Forbes India highlighted a study funded by Omidyar Network which used machine learning and satellite imagery to map slums in Bengaluru.

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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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