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Salesforce Ventures Introduces New $50 Million Impact Investment Fund

October 3, 2017

Congratulations to Salesforce Ventures on the launch of their $50 million Impact Fund. We look forward to continuing to provide support to and co-investing with the team.

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Transerve Technologies raises $1.6 mn from IL&FS and Omidyar Network

September 27, 2017

More than 200 million people in India lack secure property rights, and Transerve Technology, which works with cities to provide affordable tech solutions to infrastructure management issues, can play a critical role in solving this issue.

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Chime Announces $18 Million Series B to Accelerate Growth; Surpasses 500,000 Bank Accounts

September 27, 2017

Chime, a leader in mobile banking that helps members avoid fees and automate their finances, today announces $18 million in Series B financing.

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DoSomething.org Mobilizing Millions of Young People to Vote and Take Civic Action with New Initiatives

September 26, 2017

Initiatives including new ’18 in 18’ campaign funded with $8m from Omidyar Network, LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman and MacArthur Foundation

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Purpose-driven finance finds its place in India

September 14, 2017

In the recently released Impact investing: Purpose-driven finance finds its place in India, McKinsey & Company examines the increasingly robust impact

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MissionU welcomes its first class and an $8.5M series A round

September 14, 2017

MissionU, a one year intensive program providing students with practical skills for the professional world, today announced that it has raised $8.5 million in a Series A round.

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South Africa Media Innovation Program (SAMIP) launched by Open Society Foundation of South Africa (OSF-SA), Omidyar Network and Media Development Investment Fund

August 29, 2017

The South Africa Media Innovation Program (SAMIP) will provide dedicated funding and capacity building support to independent media in the country.

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Charlottesville

August 17, 2017

Like so many across the country and around the globe, we were horrified and saddened to watch events unfold in Charlottesville, Virginia this last weekend.

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Swarna Pragati raises INR 500 million in debt funding from State Bank of India

August 16, 2017

Today, an estimated 450 million people lack safe and secure homes in rural India—with two key causes being a widespread lack of formal property rights documentation and exclusion from the formal financial economy.

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Newslaundry and Teamwork Arts join forces to host The Media Rumble

August 10, 2017

The Media Rumble, an annual event hosted by Omidyar Network’s investee Newslaundry and Teamwork Arts, attracted senior Indian journalists and renowned global media influencers for discussions on traditional and new media in India.  

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Sustainability: The Opportunities for Civic Tech

November 14, 2017

Omidyar Network's Alissa Black reflects on the Knight Foundation's new report on how civic tech start-ups are seeking sustainability.

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Building the Foundation for a More Inclusive, Secure Digital Identity in India

November 7, 2017

We fundamentally believe that digital identity has the potential to empower people to participate fully in society and the digital economy, but only if it is available and useful to the individual, non-discriminatory, and designed for inclusion, meaningful user-control, and privacy.

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Reaching Deep in Low-Income Markets: What Have We Learned?

November 6, 2017

How much do we know about how deeply down the economic pyramid enterprises can reach – in critical sectors such as agriculture, education, energy, and financial inclusion – while still achieving financial sustainability and scale?

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