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Subhashish Bhadra
Principal, Beneficial Technology

Learning Machine Acquired by Hyland: A Milestone for Privacy-Tech

February 7, 2020

This past week, one of our investees entered its next phase of growth when Hyland, a leading content services provider, acquired Learning Machine.

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Anamitra Deb
Senior Director, Beneficial Technology
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Gus Rossi
Principal, Beneficial Technology

You're Grounded. And We're Taking Away the Keys to the Car

February 6, 2020

Omidyar Network shares its point of view on creating a fair and competitive technology ecosystem by restricting big tech power.

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Thea Anderson
Director, Beneficial Technology
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Franklyn Odhiambo

Court Ruling on Digital ID in Kenya Underscores the Importance of Public Participation and Safeguards

February 6, 2020

On January 30, the Kenyan High Court issued a ruling on the validity of Kenya’s National Integrated Identity Management System. Learn more about the ruling from Thea Anderson and Franklyn Odhiambo.

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Mike Kubzansky
Chief Executive Officer

Announcing Imaginable Futures

January 24, 2020

Today we celebrate the United Nations’ International Day of Education with the launch of Imaginable Futures, the final in a series of six recent spinouts from Omidyar Network.

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Mike Kubzansky
Chief Executive Officer

d.light: A Proof Point for Impact Investing

January 21, 2020

d.light has become a case study of the promise of impact investing, achieving both solid financial returns and significant impact at scale. Learn more from Mike Kubzansky and Isabelle Hau.

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Mike Kubzansky
Chief Executive Officer

Announcing PlaceFund

January 15, 2020

Today we are pleased to mark the official launch of PlaceFund, an independent US nonprofit organization focused on addressing issues of insecure property rights, unsustainable land use, and climate change.

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Anamitra Deb
Senior Director, Beneficial Technology
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CV Madhukar
Managing Director, Beneficial Technology
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Sarah Drinkwater
Director, Beneficial Technology

Looking to 2020: Five Emerging Trends that Will Drive Big Change in Tech

December 18, 2019

Anamitra, Madhukar, and Sarah share five trends that will help drive significant change in the Big Tech industry in 2020.

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Mike Kubzansky
Chief Executive Officer
&
Sarah Drinkwater
Director, Beneficial Technology

A New Initiative to Explore the Impact of Social Media on Democracy

December 17, 2019

Mike Kubzansky and Sarah Drinkwater share insights on why we are funding a new two-year initiative with the international, independent nonprofit Social Science Research Council (SSRC) to examine social media’s role in elections and democracy

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Mike Kubzansky
Chief Executive Officer
&
Chris Jurgens
Director, Reimagining Capitalism

Funding the Rails on Which We Ride: Why We Invested in Impact Investing’s Tipping Point Fund

December 16, 2019

Earlier this month, we stood alongside eight fellow impact investors to launch the Tipping Point Fund. Learn more from Mike, Chris, and Robynn on why we were extremely pleased to participate.

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Anamitra Deb
Senior Director, Beneficial Technology
&
David Madden
senior advisor

WhatsApp is a Threat to Society. Here’s How to Fix It.

December 16, 2019

Anamitra Deb and David Madden share four ways that WhatsApp can and must do more to address the dangerous behavior that its platform is enabling.

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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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