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Mike Kubzansky
Chief Executive Officer

How is Omidyar Network Evolving to Meet Today's Challenges?

February 11, 2019

Since our founding in 2004, Omidyar Network has been a pioneer. We combined impact investing with traditional grantmaking in an approach to philanthropy that was catalytic, innovative, and early.

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How can User-Centered Technology be Deployed in Edtech?

April 13, 2018

The ability to listen to your users to deliver differentiated and inclusive learning is hugely important in classrooms with large and diverse student populations, particularly those where one teacher might simultaneously serve students across multiple grade levels.

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How can we rewrite narratives?

February 1, 2018

Omidyar Network was honored to have Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, speak at our global staff retreat.

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How do you see the world today?

December 15, 2017

Today, things are changing faster than ever. We’re clearly at a moment of great global transition and transformation. It is also a moment of great opportunity.

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How can civic technology help transform Brazil?

December 5, 2017

When Priscila Belfort disappeared in Rio de Janeiro, in 2004, her mother Jovita turned to the local police for help. Jovita quickly realized that the government was not properly set up to resolve cases like her daughter’s.

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How can we improve adoption of digital financial services in India?

October 10, 2017

In this video we explain the research report "Currency of Trust: Consumer Behaviors and Attitudes Toward Digital Financial Services in India".

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How Does Cignifi Work?

June 29, 2017

In the latest video in our Omidyar Network Learning Series, we explain how our investee Cignifi uses the digital footprints left behind by mobile phone usage to help consumers gain access to credit in emerging markets around the world.

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Why a hybrid structure?

June 26, 2017

When eBay went public, founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife Pam suddenly found themselves with an incredible amount of wealth — and an immediate sense of responsibility to put it to good use.

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Why are Indian consumers slow to adopt digital financial services?

May 16, 2017

Omidyar Network’s new report “Currency of Trust” surfaces 10 key behavioral insights that answer this question.

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We don’t need another WeWork

It's time for more alternatives to venture capital cash, argues Omidyar Network's Sarah Drinkwater — and for more startups focused on making positive contributions to the world.

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Announcement

Coalition of Foundations and Family Offices Launch the Tipping Point Fund to Scale the Impact Investing Field

Blue Haven Initiative, Ford Foundation, MacArthur Foundation and Omidyar Network will anchor the $12.5 million pool of philanthropic capital

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The Chronicle of Philanthropy: What Does Good ID Look Like?

CV Madhukar spoke with The Chronicle of Philanthropy for a podcast interview on the need for privacy-enhancing technology, the Good ID movement, and the data economy’s opportunities and challenges.

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