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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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Smita Aggarwal
Director, Investments

How Can Banks in India Attract Women

December 5, 2016

In the last couple of weeks, India has seen an unprecedented rise in cash deposits and people thronging to their banks to transact. 

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Alissa Black
Principal, Investments

Why We Invested: Citymart

December 5, 2016

Cities are under pressure. They need to adapt faster than ever before in order to cope with the huge demands being placed on them as 65 percent of the world’s population moves to live in our urban centers over the next 35 years.

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Eliza Erikson
Venture Partner

Why We Invested: Geekie

December 4, 2016

If no two students learn the same way, why do many schools teach everyone the same way? The data shows that if all students received the one-on-one support and tutoring that many more affluent students receive, they would perform significantly better than their learning levels today.

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Roy Steiner
Senior Director, Learning & Impact

Don’t Be Blinded By Passion | Steve Spinner, Founder & CEO, RevUp

November 29, 2016

Steve Spinner was the first person to use social media for fundraising at the presidential level. He worked on both of Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns, eventually becoming one of the top fundraisers.

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Martin Tisné Discusses Recently Launched Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Fund

Martin Tisné spoke with Cheddar TV regarding the new fund started by Knight Foundation, Omidyar Network, and LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman to research artificial intelligence for the public interest.

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Three Trends in System-level Impact Investing

In a new SSIR article, The Investment Integration Project's William Burckart and Steve Lydenberg explore three trends in system-level impact investing and find that investors "must intentionally incorporate new ways of investing if they are to address big global problems." Read the full article

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