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The Revolution Will be Open

October 27, 2015

Omidyar Network's Martin Tisné explores the need for a narrative for why open data matters and what it means.

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Anamitra Deb
Senior Director

How Disruptive Credit Scoring in the Emerging Markets Can Provide Formal Loans to Millions

October 26, 2015

We are excited to share our new report “Big Data, Small Credit: The Digital Revolution and Its Impact on Emerging Market Consumers”, which focuses on the promise of a rapidly-emerging cohort of pioneering firms that are disrupting traditional risk assessment techniques in the emerging markets.

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Unshackling Pension Funds for Impact Investing

October 22, 2015

Earlier today, Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez made a significant announcement that will pave the way for an increase in impact investing worldwide.

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Unlocking Foundation Endowments

September 29, 2015

Earlier this month, the Treasury Department issued new guidelines that open the door a little wider for foundations around mission-driven investing. The announcement sends a strong, positive signal to foundations, providing them with more latitude to align their endowments with their mission.

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How a Map Can Change the World: State of the Map US 2015 Conference Emphasizes the Role of Geospatial Data for Property Rights

July 28, 2015

Last month in New York City, Omidyar Network was pleased to be one of the sponsors of the State of the Map US 2015 conference (SOTMUS), which physically convened the far-reaching and powerful virtual community behind OpenStreetMap (OSM).

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Peter Rabley
Venture Partner

How can we use drones for good?

July 21, 2015

The recent rapid rise of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) - or drones - has generated equal parts excitement, fascination and consternation from all sectors on all sides.

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Setting High and Compatible Standards

Omidyar Network is proud to announce its support to a Joined Up Data initiative, spearheaded by two exceptional organizations, Development Initiatives and Publish What You Fund.

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CV Madhukar
Investment Partner

Good to Great: Taking the Governance Leap

Omidyar Network’s CV Madhukar keynotes Governance: From Good to Great day two at Dasra’s Philanthropy Week 2015 in Mumbai. Madhukar shares his personal journey in realizing the importance of governance and the necessity for individuals to take ownership of their democracy.

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Omidyar Network's Matt Bannick provides an update on our portfolio partners during ONEF'15

July 6, 2015

Omidyar Network Managing Partner, Matt Bannick, recently kicked off the Omidyar Network Executive Forum (ONEF) in San Francisco by recognizing some of the remarkable achievements of our portfolio partners.

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Know Thy (Irrational) Customer: Afluenta’s Alejandro Cosentino on Connecting Borrowers and Lenders

June 30, 2015

Alejandro Cosentino, CEO of Afluenta, discusses how behavioral economics and technology advancements are making financial products and services more relevant and accessible than ever. 

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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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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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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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