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Accelerating Entrepreneurship in Africa Report

April 4, 2013

In this original report, Omidyar Network outlines the opportunities and challenges for Africa's entrepreneurial ecosystem and key recommendations for accelerating high-impact entrepreneurship across the continent.

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The Facts and Fictions of Impact Investing

April 2, 2013

At the 2013 Global Philanthropy Forum (GPF), Matt Bannick, Sasha Dichter (Acumen Fund), and Maya Chorengel (Elevar Equity) share provocative insights on the opportunities and challenges in scaling the impact investing industry and engaging more early-stage capital.

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Don't start a foundation: Pierre Omidyar ignores early advice, then reconsiders

January 17, 2013

In this video Pierre discusses why he founded Omidyar Network and what led him to establish its unique investment structure.

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From the Field: Lessons Learned in Impact Investing

January 3, 2013

In this piece, Omidyar Network shares a few key lessons learned from nearly a decade in the impact investing space. As we continue to evolve, we hope that by sharing our insights, others can leapfrog our early iterations to more quickly create social benefit.

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Priming the Pump: The Case for a Sector Based Approach to Impact Investing

September 8, 2012

In partnership with Stanford Social Innovation Review, Matt Bannick and Paula Goldman lay out the case for a sector based approach to impact investing in this six-part blog series.

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Mobilizing Entrepreneurship

September 5, 2012

Raj Gollamudi, director of investments, discusses the potential of mobile technology and development in this lead essay for MIT's quarterly journal, Innovations. Read the Article

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Priming the Pump: The Case for a Sector Based Approach to Impact Investing

September 1, 2012

During the 2012 Social Capital Markets (SOCAP) Conference, Matt Bannick presents Omidyar Network’s case for a sector based approach to impact investing.

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Learning from Silicon Valley

July 1, 2012

Matt Bannick and Eric Hallstein explain how Omidyar Network uses a venture capital model to measure and evaluate effectiveness in this Stanford Social Innovation Review piece. Read the Article

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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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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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