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Report Maps FinTech Revenue Models That Are Getting Traction with US Consumers

October 23, 2018

FinTechs offering financial health-oriented solutions are making inroads into consumers’ trust and showing the industry that companies can do well by doing good.

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Customer survey data that makes it simpler to embrace the complexity of impact investing

October 23, 2018

Jessica Kiessel, Head of Impact and Learning, shares key insights about the challenges of measuring impact and how Acumen Lean Data is a valuable tool.

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Customer survey data that makes it simpler to embrace the complexity of impact investing

October 23, 2018

Jessica Kiessel, Head of Impact and Learning, shares key insights about the challenges of measuring impact and how Acumen Lean Data is a valuable tool.

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Hummingbird Raises $3 Million to Modernize Anti-Money Laundering

October 22, 2018

With funding from Homebrew, Omidyar Network, TTV Capital, and Designer Fund, the company continues its mission to fight financial crime  

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New Competition Wants to Bring Ethics to Undergraduate Computer Science Classrooms

October 11, 2018

Tina Nazerian at EdSurge covers the launch of the Responsible Computer Science Challenge, the latest exciting initiative incubated at the Tech and Society Solutions Lab.

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Silicon Valley Funders Issue Ambitious Challenge to Embed Ethical Thinking into Computer Science Curriculum at Colleges and Universities Nationwide

October 10, 2018

Final projects will be judged by an external review committee of academics, tech industry leaders, and others.

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Techies push for ethics in computer science programs

October 10, 2018

A new initiative, backed by the foundations of Pierre Omidyar, Eric Schmidt, Craig Newmark and Mozilla aims to convince the nation's computer science departments to spend more time teaching the ethics of the profession alongside the basics of coding.

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How Can Tech Companies Restore Trust? One Engineer at a Time

October 10, 2018

The Responsible Computer Science Challenge, incubated at Omidyar Network’s Tech and Society Solutions Lab, comes with a letter signed by more than 30 tech founders and executives reinstating the importance of teaching ethical standards to engineers.

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Data privacy can aid innovation

October 5, 2018

In a new opinion piece for Mint, Subhashish Bhadra, investment principal for Omidyar Network’s Digital Identity initiative, explains how new privacy regulations can actually fuel the innovation economy rather than restrict it.

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A Safe Financial System for All; Why We Invested in Hummingbird

November 15, 2018

Despite an intensive and international effort to crackdown on illicit finance, over $2 trillion of dirty money is laundered globally every year. The UN estimates less than 1 percent of all money laundering is caught, even though compliance is getting more complex and expensive.

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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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