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Ashley Beckner
Venture Partner, Investments

Collaborating for Infants and Toddlers: Investing in Home-Based Care

October 1, 2019

Omidyar Network’s investment in Home Grown is a multi-year collaboration of 10 diverse funders across the United States to recognize the promise of effective interventions in the early years to transform the life trajectory of children and their families.

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Vinice Davis
Venture Partner
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Isabelle Hau
Investment Partner

Why We Invested: All Our Kin Is Increasing Quality in (Home-Based) Child Care

October 1, 2019

All Our Kin is a nonprofit organization committed to creating high-quality, affordable child care alternatives through multiple programs and strategies to increase the quality, availability, and sustainability of care.

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Gus Rossi
Principal, Beneficial Technology

Stronger Privacy Rules in California Can Benefit Everyone

September 30, 2019

Last week Californians for Consumer Privacy proposed a new initiative for the state’s November 2020 ballot. Learn how the California Privacy Rights and Enforcement Act can strengthen the California Consumer Privacy Act in several critical ways.

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Mike Kubzansky
Chief Executive Officer
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Tracy Williams
Director, Reimagining Capitalism

The GM Score: $25 Billion for Stockholders vs. $0 for UAW Members

September 18, 2019

Fifty thousand General Motors employees bravely used their power to go on strike this week. Omidyar Network stands in solidarity with these UAW members as we believe working men and women should have a fair share of our nation’s economic success.

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Sarah Drinkwater
Director, Beneficial Technology

Why We Invested: Zebras Unite

September 6, 2019

As Big Tech faces increasing customer distrust, regulatory attention, and worker activism, a community of consciously scaling founders is emerging that define themselves against the dominant players. At Omidyar Network, we believe that we need to change the culture and norms that define the tech industry today.

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Thea Anderson
Director, Beneficial Technology

Increasing the Transparency and Accountability of ID Systems Through Continuous Public Engagement: Why We Invested in IDEO.org Nairobi

September 4, 2019

Learn why we’ve chosen to invest in IDEO.org Nairobi to help answer the question – what does good public engagement look like in the design, management, and governance of an ID system?

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Mike Kubzansky
Chief Executive Officer

Welcome, but Long Overdue

August 29, 2019

Mike Kubzansky shares insights on the recent statement from the US Business Roundtable urging businesses to move away from pure profit maximization and consider their broader impact.

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Reporting on Digital Identity Issues with Nuance and Tenacity: Why We Invested in the Africa-China Reporting Project

August 13, 2019

We believe that media strengthens society. It plays an important role in creating public awareness of digital identity-related decisions and their rights. It acts as a watch dog to protect public interests and helps hold decision makers accountable to those interests.

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Eliza Erikson
Investment Partner
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Erin Simmons
Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Power in the Palm of Your Hand: How Asia Transforms Screen Time into Learning Opportunities

August 13, 2019

Eliza Erickson and Erin Simmons share insights from the “Scaling Access & Impact: Realizing the Power of EdTech” Country Reports for China and Indonesia.

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Equitable EdTech: from the Top-Down How the US and Chile Power Equitable EdTech with Policy and the Purse

August 12, 2019

Eliza Erikson and Erin Simmons share key insights from the “Scaling Access & Impact: Realizing the Power of EdTech” Country Reports for Chile and the United States.

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It's time for more alternatives to venture capital cash, argues Omidyar Network's Sarah Drinkwater — and for more startups focused on making positive contributions to the world.

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Coalition of Foundations and Family Offices Launch the Tipping Point Fund to Scale the Impact Investing Field

Blue Haven Initiative, Ford Foundation, MacArthur Foundation and Omidyar Network will anchor the $12.5 million pool of philanthropic capital

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The Chronicle of Philanthropy: What Does Good ID Look Like?

CV Madhukar spoke with The Chronicle of Philanthropy for a podcast interview on the need for privacy-enhancing technology, the Good ID movement, and the data economy’s opportunities and challenges.

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