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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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Ameya Upadhyay
Principal, Investments

Why We Invested: Flutterwave

January 19, 2017

Ameya Upadhyay shares how Flutterwave is streamlining the fragmented payments market in Africa.

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Laura Bacon
Principal, Policy

Why We Invested: Tactical Technology Collective

January 17, 2017

Laura Bacon shares why we invested in Tactical Technology Collective, a nonprofit organization that explores the political and social role of technology in our lives.

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Ashok Kamath
Chairman, Akshara Foundation

Improving preschool and primary education in India: A prescription for prosperity

December 15, 2016

Omidyar Network is supporting Akshara Foundation to scale its programs to improve the overall education ecosystem in Karnataka, India by focusing on community-driven solutions.

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Mike Quinn
CEO, Zoona

Making the Girl Effect Real

December 14, 2016

In 2014, Daniel Epstein, founder and CEO of the Unreasonable Group, sent me a message on Facebook to inform me that Zoona had been selected for the inaugural Girl Eff

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Smita Aggarwal
Director, Investments

Why We Invested: Indifi Technologies

December 12, 2016

There are 48 million micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSME) in India.

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Why We Invested: Code.org

December 5, 2016

One million of the best jobs in America may go unfilled if our children don’t learn to code.

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