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Harnessing Technology for Transformation

December 1, 2011

As part of McKinsey’s “Voices on Society” series, Matt Bannick highlights the positive impact that technology is having in developing countries. Read the Article

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How I Did It: eBay’s Founder on Innovating the Business Model of Social Change

September 1, 2011

Pierre Omidyar was inspired by eBay’s social impact to create a hybrid model for a philanthropic investment firm: a combination of nonprofit and for-profit. Read about his personal journey in this Harvard Business Review article.

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Matt Bannick’s Speech on Flexible Capital

April 5, 2011

As part of the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco’s social entrepreneurship series, Matt Bannick shares Omidyar Network’s vision for the future of philanthropy and impact investing, as well as insights on the importance of using both for-profit and nonprofit tools to advance change.

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A Flexible Approach to Funding Entrepreneurs

August 1, 2010

Matt Bannick discusses Omidyar Network's "flexible capital" approach to support both for-profit and nonprofit ventures in this Harvard Business Review blog piece. Read the Article

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The Promise of Frontier Markets; Why We Invested in Tez

November 12, 2018

FinTech is an exciting field anywhere in the world right now. But in certain markets, FinTech has the potential to truly shape the future of finance.

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A Two Generation Approach to Early Childhood: Why We Invested in Ascend at the Aspen Institute

November 1, 2018

"I want to show people that you shouldn’t be ashamed to get help, you should feel empowered — that it can be a beginning for you, for your dreams to flourish and grow.” — Brittany Block, Parent Advisor for the Aspen Postsecondary Success for Parents initiative.

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Democratizing Education-to-Career Pathways: Why We Invested in Handshake

October 31, 2018

Carolina Loera Lozano, a first-generation college student originally from Mexico and parent to a two-year-old daughter, is a senior at Wichita State University studying communications and jo

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