Blog

Robynn Steffen
Director, Impact Investing

The Rise of DAFs: Three Reasons Why We Invested in CapShift and ImpactAssets

December 19, 2018

We see three reasons to believe in the potential of donor-advised funds to drive significant social and environmental impact and are pleased to support two organizations leading the charge to unlock the DAF market for impact.

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Sarah Morgenstern
&
Tracy Williams
Director, Intellectual Capital

Doing Well By Doing Good

December 3, 2018

At Omidyar Network, a big part of our work involves backing companies whose mission is to help the more than 170 million Americans who are struggling financially to lead more secure and pros

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Namita Dalmia
Principal
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Sarvesh Kanodia
Associate, Investments

High quality, interactive online teaching to disrupt after-school learning in India; Why We Invested in Vedantu

November 28, 2018

Why we invested in Vedantu, a platform for after-school tutoring that enables affordable access to great teachers all over India.

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Isabelle Hau
Investment Partner
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Ashley Beckner
Venture Partner, Investments

Keeping a Promise for Early Childhood Development; Why We Invested in Promise Venture Studio

November 28, 2018

Although there has been a significant increase over the last 10 years in entrepreneurial activity in US K-12 and higher education, the same cannot be said for early childhood innovation that targets our youngest learners.

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Isabelle Hau
Investment Partner
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Michael H. Levine
Chief Knowledge Officer, Sesame Workshop
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Matt Glickman
President of Promise Venture Studio

The Time is Now: Investing Early in Our Children's Future

November 26, 2018

Isabelle Hau, Michael H. Levine, and Matt Glickman share the importance of early childhood development and the urgency to invest in our youngest children.

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Subhashish Bhadra
Principal, Investments

State of Aadhaar initiative enters a new phase

November 18, 2018

The Dalberg team will expand the breadth and depth of the State of Aadhaar survey to provide the data backbone for a nationwide conversation on Good ID.

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Tracy Williams
Director, Intellectual Capital
&
Mike Kubzansky
Managing Partner

Moving Forward: The Future of Home Care in Maine

November 16, 2018

Mike Kubzansky and Tracy Williams reflect on Omidyar Network’s support of Question 1 in Maine, including what’s next for the effort to provide universal home care to elderly and the disabled throughout the state.

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Magdi Amin
Investment Partner

Why We Invested: UN Economic Commission for Africa

November 16, 2018

Omidyar Network is proud to support the UN Economic Commission for Africa’s work with the African Union to co-develop a framework for Good Digital Identity in Africa that will make progress on challenges specific to the African context.

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A Safe Financial System for All; Why We Invested in Hummingbird

November 15, 2018

Despite an intensive and international effort to crackdown on illicit finance, over $2 trillion of dirty money is laundered globally every year. The UN estimates less than 1 percent of all money laundering is caught, even though compliance is getting more complex and expensive.

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The Promise of Frontier Markets; Why We Invested in Tez

November 12, 2018

FinTech is an exciting field anywhere in the world right now. But in certain markets, FinTech has the potential to truly shape the future of finance.

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Announcement

Announcing the Catalytic Capital Consortium

Earlier today, Omidyar Network joined the MacArthur and Rockefeller Foundations to announce the Catalytic Capital Consortium to help address financing gaps in impact investing, helping investors better target how to deploy catalytic capital to have the greatest social impact.

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Announcement

Land and Property Rights News Platform Receives Renewed Funding from Omidyar Network

The Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charity arm of the world’s largest news and information provider, announced today the renewal of a three-year funding commitment from Omidyar Network for PLACE, the innovative news platform dedicated to coverage of the under-reported issue of land and property rights launched in 2016.

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Multimedia

Omidyar Network Publishes Report on Early Childhood Education, Sees Big Opportunity

Isabelle Hau spoke with YourMarkOnTheWorld about opportunities to invest in children before they start school, to level the playing field, and give every child an equal opportunity at success in life.

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