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What Can Civic Tech Learn From Social Movements?

For over a decade, Omidyar Network has been supporting and investing in the civic tech sector.  From the very early days we have backed the most talented entrepreneurs who are seeking to use technology to empower citizens or make government more accessible, efficient, and effective.

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What if leadership is communal?

May 10, 2016

In this talk, Marlon Parker, from African nonprofit Reconstructed Living Labs (RLabs), talks about how his community has embraced hope as a tool to change people’s realities and improve their lives; and how different people in a community can take a leadership role to make a difference in instill

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What if property rights is the final impact frontier?

March 16, 2016

Watch Hernando de Soto, President of the ILD, speak about property rights at the Omidyar Network Executive Forum.

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What’s next for impact investing?

January 11, 2016

2015 was an unprecedented momentum-building year for impact investing, and we expect the excitement to continue in 2016. Here are our five predictions for what’s to come. Assets under management will multiply significantly.

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What inspires you?

July 6, 2015

Omidyar Network Managing Partner, Matt Bannick, recently kicked off the Omidyar Network Executive Forum (ONEF) in San Francisco by recognizing some of the remarkable achievements of our portfolio partners.

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How is Technology Reinventing Social Impact?

March 13, 2015

We have entered the age of social impact 2.0. Startups, corporations, nonprofits, and government agencies are all working to tackle some of society’s most pressing social challenges at an unprecedented scale. No longer are we working in siloes, taking on small fractions of the problem at a time.

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What Role Does Wealth Play in Social Change?

January 23, 2015

Silicon Valley is full of successful entrepreneurs who have figured out how to combine vision with capital to solve difficult problems. That proven approach is what built so many companies, from the first personal computers to the latest social networking apps.

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Open Up?

November 12, 2014

We at Omidyar Network have long advocated the merits of opening government data. Its potential to strengthen governance, drive economic growth, and build trust is attractive for those of us working to improve the relationships between governments and citizens.

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How can we advance impact investing worldwide?

September 15, 2014

Fifteen months ago, under the United Kingdom’s Presidency of the G8, Prime Minister Cameron announced the formation of a Social Impact Investment Taskforce led by Sir Ronald Cohen to advance the impact investing market worldwide.

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How can private capital work for public good?

June 25, 2014

Impact investing is at a pivotal moment. There are currently billions of dollars at work – but tens of billions remain on the sidelines.

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We’re Seeing an Economic Boom; But a Boom for Whom?

Joelle Gamble shares insights on the recent economic boom with Soledad O'Brien on Matter of Fact.

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She Wants to Break Up Big Everything

Omidyar Network is proud to support the launch of American Economic Liberties Project by Sarah Miller.

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This Year Privacy-First Tech Will (Slowly) Start Going Mainstream

Will 2020 be the year privacy-respecting tech goes mainstream? Director Sarah Drinkwater shares her predictions with Wired UK.

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