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Magdi Amin
Investment Partner

New insight: Good digital identification is a key to inclusive growth

January 23, 2019

Countries implementing good digital ID could unlock economic value equivalent to 3–6 percent of GDP on average by 2030, according to a new study.

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Offering Mexican Consumers a Better Banking Experience: Why We Invested in Albo

January 22, 2019

For many years, one of the toughest challenges in financial inclusion was how widespread the problem was.

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Thea Anderson
Director, Investments

Why We Invested: Platform for Good Digital Identity

January 21, 2019

Interest in leveraging our digital identities to expand business, communication, healthcare, and other important aspects of society has exploded in the past year.

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Sarah Drinkwater
Lead, Tech and Society Solutions Lab
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Yoav Schlesinger
Principal, Tech and Society Solutions Lab

2019: A Year to Move Purposefully and Fix Things

January 21, 2019

In 2018, we created Omidyar Network’s Tech and Society Solutions Lab to co-create practical, scalable solutions in partnership with industry and civil society. It’s early days, but here are some of last year’s highlights.

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Govind Shivkumar
Principal, Investments

Why We Invested: A Modular Open Source Identity Platform

January 11, 2019

As countries implement national identity systems, hoping to include and empower their citizens, unlock the efficiencies, and realize the potential of a digital society, they can experience challenges that at best frustrate and at worst cost time and money. 

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Isabelle Hau
Investment Partner
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Ashley Beckner
Venture Partner, Investments

Big Ideas, Little Learners

January 9, 2019

How can we increase scalable solutions that would allow every young child to thrive? A new report explores current early childhood megatrends and how early learning could look in the future.

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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
&
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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Announcement

Healofy raises $8 Million dollars from BabyTree Group, Bace Capital, and Omidyar Network India.

Women-centric social network Healofy said Wednesday that they have raised $8 million (about Rs 55 crore) from BabyTree Group, China's maternity and child-focused community platform, Bace Capital, a fund anchored by Ant Financial Services Group, and existing investor Omidyar Network India.

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Announcement

Hundreds of Millions Expect to Lose Their Homes Against Their Will, Largest Ever Study Reveals

Hundreds of millions of people in developing countries expect to lose their homes against their will in the next five years, a ground-breaking study has shown.

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Announcement

Cadasta Foundation Launches New Platform and Strategy to Put Land Rights on the Map

Cadasta Foundation announced the launch of its new mobile technology and strategy on the sidelines of the World Bank Land and Poverty Conference in Washington, DC.

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