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Paula Goldman
Vice President and Global Lead, Tech and Society Solutions Lab

The Future of Impact Investing

April 17, 2013

Sir Ronald Cohen, widely regarded as the father of British venture capital, caused a stir with a recent post on the HBR-Bridgespan Insight Center:

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Paula Goldman
Vice President and Global Lead, Tech and Society Solutions Lab

Winners of the Latin American Impact Economy Innovations Fund

March 27, 2013

Omidyar Network, The Rockefeller Foundation, Fundación Avina, and Avina Americas are pleased to announce the winners of the Latin America Impact Economy Innovati

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An "All-Out Crazy Party"… Of Data

Innovative organizations are figuring out new ways to use publicly available data to solve the world's most intractable problems – think global poverty or climate change. This is good news for those whose mission it is to tackle these problems. It's also good news for business.

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Sal Giambanco
Partner, Human Capital

How to Hire Top Talent When You Can't Pay Top Dollar

February 28, 2013

Large corporations spend millions of dollars each year to recruit and retain top talent. Businesses looking to fill a key executive position typically use professional recruiters—conducting extensive searches and often poaching directly from competitors.

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Paula Goldman
Vice President and Global Lead, Tech and Society Solutions Lab

Venture Capital with a Twist: How to Pitch an Impact Investor

February 4, 2013

As a venture capital firm, Omidyar Network has evaluated thousands of deals, and invested over $260 million dollars in for-profit companies. In many ways, our office environment resembles that of our Silicon Valley peers.

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Matt Bannick
Former Managing Partner
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Paula Goldman
Vice President and Global Lead, Tech and Society Solutions Lab

Competing to Serve the Poor

January 31, 2013

The 2010 microfinance crisis in India was a wake-up call to impact investors, elevating concerns about safeguarding the interests of poor customers.

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A Unique Opportunity

December 5, 2012

British Prime Minister David Cameron has published an important op-ed on the role that open economies and open societies play in tackling global poverty and spurring growth.

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Matt Bannick
Former Managing Partner
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Paula Goldman
Vice President and Global Lead, Tech and Society Solutions Lab

Achieving Takeoff -- Part VI in Omidyar Network’s case for a sector-based approach to impact investing

October 3, 2012

To conclude our online series, we examine how impact investing can replicate the reach and success of microfinance and mobile telephony to new sectors.

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Matt Bannick
Former Managing Partner
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Paula Goldman
Vice President and Global Lead, Tech and Society Solutions Lab

Government Matters -- Part V in Omidyar's Network's case for a sector-based approach to impact investing

October 1, 2012

Political interests and government policies need to be aligned to ensure competition, establish policies and promote entrepreneurship in emerging sectors. The right mix of government regulations and policies can accelerate the growth and reach of an industry sector to millions of people.

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Announcement

ShopUp Raises $1.62 Million Seed Round Led by Omidyar Network

The company is a digital credit platform facilitating working capital to small-business owners and home-based entrepreneurs in Bangladesh

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Financial Health Solutions For Consumers Evade Financial Firms

The future of financial services hangs on creating sustainable revenue models for players that support financial wellness, create value, and build trust with underserved consumers. But how is the consumer positively impacted? And who should pay for these solutions?

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Use Customer Surveys to Measure and Improve Nonprofit Programs

Omidyar Network's Jessica Kiessel and the Fund for Shared Insight's Melinda Tuan reflect on how nonprofits can measure program effectiveness by listening to feedback from constituents.

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