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Financial Services in the 21st Century: Groundbreaking White Paper Outlines Guidelines to Help Improve U.S. Financial Services Industry

April 26, 2012

CHICAGO, IL (April 26, 2012) – Guidelines that affirm standards of excellence in the design and delivery of basic financial tools can fundamentally improve the U.S.

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Omidyar Network Invests in English Language Learning Solutions Company, English Helper

March 21, 2012

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and MUMBAI, India, (March 22, 2012) -- Omidyar Network announced today it has invested in EnglishHelper.

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Omidyar Network Grant to Akshara Foundation Will Support Programs to Augment and Improve Elementary Education

March 21, 2012

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and MUMBAI, India, March 22, 2012 -- Omidyar Network announced today a three-year grant of up to USD $950k to Akshara Foundation, a Bangalore-based public charitable trust.

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Omidyar Network and ACCION Invest US $3.2 Million in Mobile Transactions International

February 28, 2012

FEBRUARY 29, 2012, Redwood City, CA and Boston, MA—Omidyar Network and ACCION International announced today that they have invested US $3.2 million in Mobile Transactions International, a Zambia-based company that leverages mobile technology and an agent network to enable financial transac

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Omidyar Network Supports Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programs with Grant to Anudip Foundation

February 21, 2012

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and MUMBAI, India, February 22, 2012 -- Omidyar Network announced today a grant of up to USD $650,000 to the Anudip Foundation. Anudip will use the four-year grant to scale its skills-training and entrepreneur-development operations in eastern India.

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eBay's Omidyar works for philanthropy

February 7, 2012

In this USA Today article, veteran tech/business reporter Jon Swartz profiles Pierre and Pam Omidyar, highlighting their multifaceted approach to social impact and their influence on

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'On Omidyar Network: Partner Perspectives', Showcases How ON Supports And Scales The Work Of World-Changing Entrepreneurs

January 31, 2012

In this video, several leaders from our partner organizations share their perspectives on how Omidyar Network has furthered their impact.

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Omidyar Network's Matt Bannick and Landesa's Tim Hanstad and Roy Prosterman to speak on the role of land rights in pro-poor rural development

January 18, 2012

Please join The Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS) for a discussion with Matt Bannick, Managing Partner at Omidyar Network, Roy Prosterman, Founder and Chairman Emiritus of Landesa, and Tim Hanstad, CEO of Landesa, on the key role of land r

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Motives for investing: Profit or altruism?

January 11, 2012

What makes someone hand over their money to an entrepreneur with a germ of an idea? Is it all about speculating to accumulate - or are some driven for the sake of the greater good?

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Zimbabwe’s SECURICO Wins $100,000 Grand Prize in 2011 Africa Awards For Entrepreneurship

December 8, 2011

Nairobi, December 8, 2011 – Legatum, a private international investment group and Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm, today announced that SECURICO has won the US $100,000 grand prize of the 2011 Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship (

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Questioning the Appropriate use of Digital Identity

May 27, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis highlights risks of inadequate governance and technological guardrails

 

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Why We Invested in Good ID Advocacy Efforts Led by Civil Society and Grassroots Organizations in East Africa

May 21, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated efforts by governments around the world to digitize public services and public health responses. Thea and Franklyn share insights on how Omidyar Network continues to invest in organizations who support their people at the grassroots.

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New analysis offers roadmap to limit Google’s anticompetitive behavior in digital advertising

May 15, 2020

Today, we unveiled the first in a series of policy papers containing detailed evidence and roadmaps for potential antitrust cases against several tech giants. The “Roadmap for a Digital Advertising Monopolization Case Against Google”, is the result of a collaboration between several antitrust experts who have been working in tandem to study competition issues in the digital marketplace and research the specific harms caused by tech giants.

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