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Zebras Dazzle as Unicorns Falter

September 11, 2019

Dennis Price at ImpactAlpha covers our recent investment in Zebras Unite.

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Omidyar Network Announces Grant to Zebras Unite to Improve Access to Capital and More Equitable Business Models

September 6, 2019

Omidyar Network today announced a grant to Zebras Unite, the grassroots, founder-led movement that supports purposeful startup companies.

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10,000 People In Copenhagen Are About To Determine A Better Future For You

August 23, 2019

Techfestival is reimagining the classic tech conference format, when it takes over Copenhagen’s ambient Meatpacking Districts and runs more than 200 participatory workshops which will run parallel to a 150-strong Think-Tank in an effort to form the Tech Pledge.

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The Importance of Catalytic Capital

Omidyar Network’s Mike Kubzansky joins Rockefeller’s Raj Shah and MacArthur’s Julia Stasch to highlight the important role philanthropy can play in making investments in impact-oriented entrepreneurs who might otherwise not have access to sufficient capital. 

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From Apps On Your Phone To Satellites In The Sky, A New Program Looks Into The Ethics Of Mapping

August 1, 2019

A new program called EthicalGEO, sponsored by the American Geographical Society (AGS), encourages people to begin a dialogue on the ethical implications geospatial technologies present in our lives.

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Knight Foundation Announce Commitment of Nearly $50 Million to Better Understand How Technology is Transforming our Democracy

July 22, 2019

Knight Foundation announce commitment of nearly $50 million in research to better understand how technology is transforming our democracy and the way we receive and engage with information.

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PayPal Expands Xoom, Launches Blockchain Startup in Europe

July 18, 2019

After receiving investments from PayPal, Flourish, and Omidyar Network earlier this year, Cambridge Blockchain has announced it will deliver the future of digital identity for Europe and beyond, shares CEO and co-founder Matthew Commons.

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Announcing the Release of the MOSIP Codebase on Github

July 16, 2019

Omidyar Network investee IIIT-Bangalore announces the release of code for a Modular, Open-Source Identity Platform that government and private-sector developers can use and build upon to issue foundational IDs.

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LuxTrust and Cambridge Blockchain Announce Private Beta for Privacy-Protecting Identity Platform

July 16, 2019

LuxTrust S.A. and Cambridge Blockchain Inc.,announced the private beta-testing phase for privacy-protecting European identity platform IDKEEP.

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The American Geographical Society Selected to Lead Global Conversation on the Ethical Dimensions of New Geospatial Data and Technologies

The American Geographical Society (AGS) has been awarded a grant by Omidyar Network to launch a world-wide conversation on the ethics of geospatial technologies.

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Levering Technology for Justice: Why We Invested in Lawyers Hub

December 12, 2019

Thea Anderson and Franklyn Odhiambo share why we invested in Nairobi-based Lawyers Hub, the first innovation hub in Africa for technology startups run by lawyers.

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8 Storytellers Informing How We've Been Reimagining Capitalism in 2019

December 5, 2019

As we get ready to head home for the holidays, many of us are stockpiling books to cozy up with in front of the fire. If you’re like our Reimagining Capitalism team, your reading list is short on pulp and long on economic theory.

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10 Storytellers Who Informed Our Outlook on Tech in 2019

December 5, 2019

A list of 10 books, documentaries, podcasts, and television series about responsible technology that captured our attention this year.

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