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Yuliya Panfil
Associate, Investments

Gallup asked people around the world: How worried are you about losing your home? The findings may surprise you

March 24, 2017

One in four people are worried about losing their home against their will in the next five years, according to a nine-country Gallup-led survey on people's perceptions of their property rights.

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Alissa Black
Director, Investments

Why We Invested : Anti-Defamation League

Omidyar Network recently supported the Anti-Defamation League with a grant to support its new Silicon Valley center aimed at tackling the rising wave of intolerance and to collaborate more closely with technology companies to promote democracy and social justice.

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Isabelle Hau
Venture Partner

How can innovation in early learning positively impact children in the US? Takeaways from SXSWedu

March 13, 2017

Following Omidyar Network's panel discussion at SXSWedu on innovation in early learning, Isabelle Hau shares insights on quality solutions and outlines the latest strategy for education investments in the US.

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Jenny Johnston
Analyst, Investments

Include a Woman, Include a Generation

March 7, 2017

This International Women's Day, Jenny Johnston shares how accessibility to services, leveraging social networks and customized tools can effectively bring women into the formal financial landscape.

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Smita Aggarwal
Director, Investments

India Shows the Way to Innovate for Financial Inclusion

March 7, 2017

Right now, India is one of the most exciting places on Earth for financial inclusion.

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Molly Elgin-Cossart
Principal, Investments
&
CV Madhukar
Investment Partner

Omidyar Network Endorses Principles for Digital Identity

February 28, 2017

At Omidyar Network, we believe everyone has the right to participate fully in society and in the modern economy, and that no one should face the indignity of exclusion, nor be denied the opportunity to realize their full potential or to share in progress.

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Felipe Estefan
Principal, Investments

Can Civic Tech help overcome the problems between citizens and governments in Latin America?

February 23, 2017

The problems that have historically doomed the relationship between citizens and governments appear to be as prevalent today as they have ever been: corruption, mismanagement, inefficiency, and a lack of responsiveness.

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Peter Rabley
Venture Partner

Why We Invested: LandMapp

February 15, 2017

Peter Rabley shares why we recently invested in LandMapp, a company developing an end-to-end solution for documenting and protecting land rights in Ghana.

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Mike Kubzansky
Partner, Intellectual Capital
&
Tracy Williams
Senior Manager, Intellectual Capital

Why We Invested: GiveDirectly

February 7, 2017

Omidyar Network’s foundational belief that empowering people frees them to better themselves, their families, and their communities has great evidence in the growing literature around the benefits of cash transfers

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Sarah Morgenstern
Principal, Investments

Why We Invested: United Income

February 2, 2017

As Americans live longer, the difficult choices households make about retirement spending are growing ever more complex, as households increasingly need to stretch out their savings over longer time horizons. To help solve the retirement puzzle, we have invested in United Income.

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ADL to Build Silicon Valley Center to Monitor & Fight Cyberhate; Omidyar Network Provides Seed Funding

The Anti-Defamation League's new center in Silicon Valley will enable the organization to collaborate with the technology industry to tackle cyberhate.

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Roopa Kudva on Effective Philanthropy

As part of an ongoing series with Mint, Roopa Kudva discusses how Omidyar Network’s hybrid structure and human capital support are key elements of the firm’s approach to both investing and philanthropy.

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