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Myo Zin

Investing in Home-Grown Talent | Why We Invested: eTekkatho Digital Libraries

October 17, 2017

Myanmar finds itself on the cusp of technological revolution. Encouraged by outside investment and the country’s innovative spirit along with high smart phone penetration, a tech-focused entrepreneurship ecosystem is emerging.

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CV Madhukar
Investment Partner

Digital Identity and Privacy

October 12, 2017

Identity is vital to participate fully in our modern digital society and economy. Yet, designed and implemented unchecked, digital identity technologies could have unintended adverse consequences for the world’s most vulnerable populations.

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Alissa Black
Director, Investments

Engaging Young People in Civic Action | Why We Invested: DoSomething.org

October 11, 2017

Millennials and Gen Z represent our most socially tolerant and demographically diverse generations, and they remain an untapped source of civic action and social change.

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Founder’s Corner: NerdWallet’s Tim Chen with advice for aligning an organization, staying focused, and managing headcount without politics

October 9, 2017

It’s been nearly 10 years since Tim Chen, founder and CEO of NerdWallet, began tinkering away building the startup he helms today.

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Vineet Bewtra
Director, Investments

Why We Invested: Siyavula

October 9, 2017

The Siyavula Practice uses powerful and sophisticated machine learning to meet all students where they are, and helps take them on a progressive learning journey.

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Isabelle Hau
Venture Partner

Future of Work = Early Learning Today

October 4, 2017

The rapid development of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning is already disrupting our notions of work and education, and as AI grows more powerful it will dramatically change the skills employers seek and employees need.

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Founder’s Corner: Yancey Strickler of Kickstarter shares lessons learned on hiring, growth, and leading through well-defined values

September 26, 2017

In this episode of Founder’s Corner, Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler joins the show for a conversation that dives deep into the origin story of the company that transformed crowdfunding and community building.

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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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Children of the financial crisis spark a shift from bank to payment accounts

Arjuna Costa talked with Payments Source about Omidyar Network’s recent investment in Chime, a company that uses payment accounts to encourage savings and financial health through steep discounts and incentives.

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Beyond aid: Insights from Social Capital Markets on achieving the SDGs

Devex's Catherine Cheney recaps highlights from last week's SOCAP conference in San Francisco and highlights how capital can be deployed in service of the SDGs. 

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Announcement

Lendable announces $6.5M in Series A funding round

Lendable, the first technology-enabled deal platform designed specifically for alternative lenders in frontier markets, today announces $6.5 million in Series A funding.

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