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Picterra Lands $3.3 Million in New Funding to Help Further Democratize Geospatial Mapping

September 17, 2019

Picterra, a geospatial software organization that enables users to extract satellite and drone imaging insights through a combination of artificial intelligence and human expertise, has announced $3.3 million in new funding from Space Capital, Omidyar Network, and Atlantic Labs, to further democratize geospatial mapping data.

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How Privacy Tech is Redefining the Data Economy

September 16, 2019

Investment Partner CV Madhukar discusses a new wave of trust-first businesses and technologies that are innovating to meet customer expectations and provide GoodID protections in the digital age.

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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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Announcing PlaceFund

January 15, 2020

Today we are pleased to mark the official launch of PlaceFund, an independent US nonprofit organization focused on addressing issues of insecure property rights, unsustainable land use, and climate change.

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Looking to 2020: Five Emerging Trends that Will Drive Big Change in Tech

December 18, 2019

Anamitra, Madhukar, and Sarah share five trends that will help drive significant change in the Big Tech industry in 2020.

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A New Initiative to Explore the Impact of Social Media on Democracy

December 17, 2019

Mike Kubzansky and Sarah Drinkwater share insights on why we are funding a new two-year initiative with the international, independent nonprofit Social Science Research Council (SSRC) to examine social media’s role in elections and democracy

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