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Yuliya Panfil
Associate, Investments

Why We Invested: The Amazon Conservation Team

September 21, 2017

When thinking about where and when to invest, we look closely at windows of opportunity, during which our engagement can have an outsized and catalytic impact. Such a window presented itself to us this spring in Colombia.

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Why We Invested: MissionU

September 13, 2017

MissionU aims to fill the education gap by providing an intensive one-year program that represents a new approach to career-based post-secondary education — an approach Omidyar Network is supporting through our new investment in this education pioneer.

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Reid Hoffman on early-stage KPIs, product-market fit, and evaluating talent

September 11, 2017

Renowned Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor Reid Hoffman joins the Founder’s Corner podcast for a lively conversation on management, product strategy, and hard lessons he learned early in his career.

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Roy Steiner
Senior Director, Learning & Impact

“Yes, and…”

September 7, 2017

During one of our Intellectual Capital team’s recent retreats, we had an improv session that forced us out of our comfort zones through a set of interactive and often humorous exercises. The activity was a lot of fun, but what was surprising about this team building session was how applicable it was to our learning processes.

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Robynn Steffen
Senior Manager, Impact Investing
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McKenzie Smith
Program Manager, Impact Investing

Where the Wealthy Walk the Walk

September 5, 2017

We're pleased to announce a renewed investment in an organization that is helping smooth the path for HNWIs eager to walk the walk on impact investing: Toniic.

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Jeremy Johnson of Andela on transforming hiring to build better companies

August 22, 2017

Jeremy Johnson is the cofounder and CEO of Andela, a startup that is revolutionizing talent distribution in engineering by finding and placing Africa’s brightest developers to help tech giants build better products faster than ever.

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Roy Steiner
Senior Director, Learning & Impact

Charlottesville: A tragic failure to learn

August 17, 2017

Charlottesville is another painful reminder that we as a society are failing to learn from our collective experience, and we are suffering the consequences.

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Roy Steiner
Senior Director, Learning & Impact

Three Ways to Improve Learning

August 14, 2017

As we expand and sharpen our learning capacities at Omidyar Network I have been doing a lot of reading about the latest research on what actually helps us learn.

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Isabelle Hau
Venture Partner

Why We Invested: Tinkergarten

August 8, 2017

Tinkergarten is taking education technology outdoors, supporting a play-based, early learning movement that is helping thousands of children in nearly every US state become more ready for kindergarten.

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Article

Purpose-driven finance finds its place in India

In the recently released Impact investing: Purpose-driven finance finds its place in India, McKinsey & Company examines the increasingly robust impact

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Announcement

MissionU Welcomes Its First Class and an $8.5M Series A Round

MissionU, a one year intensive program providing students with practical skills for the professional world, today announced that it has raised $8.5 million in a Series A round.

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Announcement

South Africa Media Innovation Program (SAMIP) launched by Open Society Foundation of South Africa (OSF-SA), Omidyar Network and Media Development Investment Fund

The South Africa Media Innovation Program (SAMIP) will provide dedicated funding and capacity building support to independent media in the country.

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