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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
Director, 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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Roy Steiner
Senior Director, Learning & Impact

You’re Not at Your Best Yet | Sidharth Kakkar, CEO and Co-Founder, Front Row

November 15, 2016

It’s been a busy couple of years for Sidharth Kakkar.

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Andrew Clarke
Principal, Policy

Why We are Publishing to IATI

November 14, 2016

Transparency is a central theme in the work of Omidyar Network and its investees and a major goal of our Governance & Citizen Engagement initiative. It is only right that we set an example by sharing good quality, timely, and open data on our activities.

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Martin Tisné
Investment Partner

From Tech-Driven to Human-Centred: Opengov has a Bright Future Ahead

November 11, 2016

The anti-corruption and transparency field ten years ago was in pre-iPhone mode. Few if any of us spoke of the impact or relevance of technology to what would become known as the open government movement.

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Roy Steiner
Senior Director, Learning & Impact

Work With People Who Love Your Passion, Not You | Nancy Lublin, CEO, Crisis Text Line

November 8, 2016

To build successful companies and work with great people, you must recognize the value of entrepreneurial instincts, and how to pinpoint people’s superpowers and corral them with a common vision.

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Nanjira Sambuli
Advocacy Manager, Web Foundation

Let’s admit it: open government is political

November 7, 2016

Ahead of speaking at next week's Open Up event, Nanjira Sambuli explores the political dimensions of open government.

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