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Ten Finalists Named in 2010 Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship

November 9, 2010

Nairobi, Kenya, November 9, 2010 — Legatum, a privately owned international investment group and Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm, today announced the selection of 10 companies as finalists of the prestigious 2010 Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship.

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Omidyar Network and Hivos Advance Government Transparency Efforts In Africa with New Initiative

October 28, 2010

October 27, 2010, REDWOOD CITY, Calif., and THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Omidyar Network and Hivos today announced the creation of the Africa Transparency and Technology Initiative (ATTI).

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Property Rights: A Development Initiative

October 14, 2010

In partnership with Omidyar Network and Ashoka's Changemakers, Beyond Profit takes a closer look at the importance of increasing access to to formal land rights.  For over a billion poor people in the developing world, granting access to land and legalizing property rights could increase income,

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SOCAP10 in Partnership with Omidyar Network Features “Mobile Technology Fast Pitch”

October 5, 2010

October 5, 2010, SAN FRANCISCO — The winner of SOCAP10’s “Mobile Technology FastPitch Session,” Assured Labor, was announced at the conclusion of the first of the three-day conference in San Francisco.

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Omidyar Network Grants Refugees United $2.6M to Scale Technology Platform Enabling Refugees to Reunite with Their Families

October 4, 2010

October 4, 2010, REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and BARCELONA — Omidyar Network today announced a grant of up to $2.6M over three years to Refugees United, a nonprofit organization that uses an online forum and mobile phones to help refugees reunite with family.

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Omidyar Network Supports Janaagraha with $3M Grant to Advance Technology for Government Transparency in India

September 30, 2010

October 1, 2010, REDWOOD CITY, Calif., and BANGALORE, India — Omidyar Network today announced a grant of up to $3M to Janaagraha, a Bangalore-based nonprofit that works to improve the quality of life in India’s cities and towns.  The philanthropic investment firm’s grant will be

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Omidyar Network to Invest $55 Million in Internet and Mobile Technologies to Advance Government Transparency and Economic Empowerment

September 20, 2010

September 21, 2010, NEW YORK CITY — Omidyar Network today announced it will dedicate $55 million to fund technology investments that provide people around the world with information, tools and services that improve their quality of life.

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Omidyar Network Grant Helps Jumo Connect Individuals With Social Causes

September 14, 2010

September 14, 2010, REDWOOD CITY, Calif.

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Omidyar Network Advances Internet Freedom with $1.5M Grant to Herdict

September 8, 2010

September 8, 2010, REDWOOD CITY, Calif., and WASHINGTON — Omidyar Network today announced a planned grant of up to $1.5M to Herdict, a project of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.  Herdict is a crowdsourcing platform that allows individuals to c

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A Flexible Approach to Funding Entrepreneurs

August 27, 2010

Today in the Harvard Business Review, Omidyar Network's Matt Bannick discusses our "flexible capital" approach of investing financial and human resources in both for-profit and nonprofit ventures: "It's not an either-or decision; we believe grants and for-profit investments can be powerfully comp

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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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