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Yuliya Panfil
Associate, Investments

Property Rights Have a Storytelling Problem: 5 Tips for Getting the Story Right

December 13, 2017

Yuliya Panfil explores how property rights advocates, practitioners, and community leaders can get better at telling stories.

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Why We Invested: World Bank Group Identification for Development (ID4D) Multi-donor Trust Fund

December 12, 2017

Participating in modern society and the digital economy increasingly relies on the ability to prove who we are.

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Ashley Beckner
Principal, Investments

How can Tech Platforms enable a new Early Childhood Workforce?

December 11, 2017

One-third of children are entering kindergarten not ready. How can we support early childhood entrepreneurs to catalyze quality early learning, so that every child will reach his or her full potential?

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Olena Boytsun
Principal, Investments

Building Central and Eastern Europe’s Civic Tech Ecosystem | Why We Invested: 1991 Civic Tech Center, ePanstwo Foundation, and Seedstars CEE

December 8, 2017

Communication between government and citizens couldn’t be a two-sided process under communist rule in Central and Eastern Europe.

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Anuradha Ramachandran
Director, Investments
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Jenny Johnston
Analyst, Investments

Building Consumer Confidence with Simpler Digital Financial Services

December 5, 2017

With more than a billion mobile connections, India should be one of the most “digitally ready” markets on Earth for innovative financial services.

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Tilman Ehrbeck
Partner
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Alexandre Lazarow
Principal, Investments
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Sarah Morgenstern
Principal, Investments

Neo-Banks Aim to Improve Consumer Financial Health

November 30, 2017

Consumer research has driven home one consistent refrain over the past few years: the majority of Americans are not financially healthy. The need for a “good bank” — one whose core competitive advantage and business model are anchored in advancing household financial health — has never been greater.

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Alissa Black
Director, Investments

Why We Invested: Center for Technology and Society

November 29, 2017

In the past 18 months there has been an alarming rise in incident of hate speech, intimidation and violence around the world targeting virtually all ethnic, racial and religious minorities, as well as refugees, immigrants, the LGBTQ community, those with disabilities, and women.

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Alissa Black
Director, Investments

Sustainability: The Opportunities for Civic Tech

November 14, 2017

Omidyar Network's Alissa Black reflects on the Knight Foundation's new report on how civic tech start-ups are seeking sustainability.

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CV Madhukar
Investment Partner

Building the Foundation for a More Inclusive, Secure Digital Identity in India

November 7, 2017

We fundamentally believe that digital identity has the potential to empower people to participate fully in society and the digital economy, but only if it is available and useful to the individual, non-discriminatory, and designed for inclusion, meaningful user-control, and privacy.

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New Reports from Digital Frontiers Institute Highlight Salaries and Gender Gap Across Africa’s Fintech Industry

To better understand and address human talent gaps that exist in Africa’s Fintech landscape, the Digital Frontiers Institute (DFI) has released two new reports: the 2017 Fintech Talent Africa Leadership and Employee Engagement Report and the 2017 Fintech Talent Africa Compensation Report. 

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Shripriya Mahesh featured on Forbes Female Founders Series

In a recent Forbes article highlighting investors commited to funding female founders, Shripriya Mahesh discusses tangible steps to support and fund female founders. 

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Growing NextGen Interest in Impact Investing

Omidyar Network Managing Partner Matt Bannick talks to The Economist about the increasing interest in impact investing from younger generations.

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