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Big Ideas for Little Learners from the SXSW EDU Community

January 30, 2019

Ashley Beckner, venture partner for US Education at Omidyar Network, connects the dots between our recent early childhood trend report, Big Ideas, Little Learners, and this year’s sessions at SXSW EDU.

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Omidyar Network Shares Privacy Day Predications for 2019

January 28, 2019

Subhashish Bhadra, investment principal, shares a privacy trend he's tracking as well as one prediction for 2019.

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Life Skills Non-Profit Dream a Dream Announces Grant From Omidyar Network India

January 22, 2019

Dream a Dream, a non-profit organization based in Bangalore that empowers young people from vulnerable backgrounds with critical life skills to thrive in the 21st century, today announced a grant from Omidyar Network 

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Mexican Fintech Albo Raises $7.4 Million in Series A Funding Round

January 22, 2019

The Series A round was led by Mountain Nazca and joined by Omidyar Network, and Greyhound Capital, venture capital firms who invest in bold entrepreneurs leading engines of positive social change, and businesses focused on sustainable, long-term success.

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When Individuals Control Their Data, Businesses Get Healthier

January 22, 2019

Individual control over data is not only a moral imperative, but also creates economic value that improves overall business health.

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Learnings from a Decade of Investing For Impact

January 17, 2019

The impact investing industry has completed a decade in India, and made important contributions to improving the lives of hundreds of millions of Indians. To reflect on the milestone, we partnered with Livemint, to publish a 3-part series of op-eds.

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Good ID in 2019: A Year for Action

January 16, 2019

CV Madhukar, global lead for digital identity, explains how cross-sector conversation and an action-oriented movement can unlock the potential of Good ID, forecasting that 2019 can distinguish itself as the year of good policy, good technology, and good practice for digital identity.

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Early Childhood Is Ripe For Investment in Innovation

January 15, 2019

Education Week featured Big Ideas, Little Learners, a report shining a spotlight on several organizations that are doing work in early childhood, and describing areas where more investment would be transformative.

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Establishing Identity is a Vital, Risky, and Challenging Business

December 19, 2018

In a special holiday print edition, The Economist tackles the complexities of state-issued IDs, de facto data trails, and self-sovereign identity along with the many innovations that are upholding privacy, security, and user-control.

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Agenda Edu Receives Investment from Omidyar Network to Scale its Platform

December 14, 2018

Agenda Edu, a platform that increases engagement in school settings, announced today that Omidyar Network has invested in the Brazilian startup to help them further scale, including platform improvements, and growth of its user base and team.

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Helping People Get Control Over Their Digital Identity: Why We Invested in Cambridge Blockchain

April 11, 2019

We believe Cambridge Blockchain can play a big part in helping markets overcome those struggles. This is why Omidyar Network and Flourish joined PayPal, and others in a Series A extension investment, which totaled $10.5 million.

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Reflections on the NIIMS judgement

April 4, 2019

This week, the High Court of Kenya suspended core aspects of the National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS), popularly referred to as Huduma Namba. Magdi Amin shares reflections on the judgement.

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Redefining Family Engagement for Today's Parents and Caregivers

April 4, 2019

Children with engaged families earn better grades, finish high school at higher rates, and are more likely to enroll in postsecondary education. Ashley Beckner shares some of the family engagement solutions she is watching.

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