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Isabelle Hau
Venture Partner
&
Ashley Beckner
Principal, Investments

Why We Invested: DonorsChoose.org

July 14, 2017

We believe there are few better paths to opportunity and a bright future than a good education, and that an education that begins early in a child’s life sets the tone for everything that follows.

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Masha Lisak
Manager, Intellectual Capital

Understanding Learning Experience at IkamvaYouth

July 13, 2017

IkamvaYouth staff were stumped. Why were high numbers of learners unable to meet the minimum 75% attendance requirement of their after-school tutoring programs?

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Why We Invested: Bridge International Academies

July 12, 2017

In this new video, learn why we invested in Bridge International Academies, an organization working to improve student learning outcomes in underserved communities in Africa and India.

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Subhashish Bhadra
Associate, Investments

Why We Invested: Digital Identity Research Initiative (DIRI)

July 12, 2017

Just as railroads provided the infrastructure for life in the nineteenth century, digital identity is providing the infrastructure for the twenty-first century.

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Founder’s Corner: Gina Bianchini of Mighty Networks on goal setting, recruiting, and staying customer focused

July 11, 2017

Gina Bianchini, founder and CEO of Mighty Networks, shares how she manages the business day to day, covering everything from daily assessments of big picture goals to tackling customer support tickets to better understand user needs.

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Alissa Black
Director, Investments

Creating a Global Fact-Checking Community

As the fact-checking community grows to meet growing global challenges to accuracy and accountability, the International Fact-Checking Network is scaling to support, convene, and connect this work.

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Khuram Hussain
Principal, Investments
Tilman Ehrbeck
Partner
&
Alexandre Lazarow
Principal, Investments

Now That FinTech Has Unbundled Our Financial Lives, Can It Re-Bundle Them?

June 29, 2017

If you live in a highly-industrialized country, chances are that your bank is quite the financial supermarket. It holds your basic transaction account which typically comes with a debit card and a check book. It manages your longer-term deposits and savings accounts.

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Emily Feenstra
Associate, Investments

Examining the Returns of Tertiary Education in Brazil

June 20, 2017

Central to Omidyar Network’s education investment strategy is the belief that all children deserve quality educational opportunities, yet a persistent opportunity gap exists between high-income and low-to-middle-income (LMI) families globally.

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Announcement

Charlottesville

Like so many across the country and around the globe, we were horrified and saddened to watch events unfold in Charlottesville, Virginia this last weekend.

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Swarna Pragati raises INR 500 million in debt funding from State Bank of India

Today, an estimated 450 million people lack safe and secure homes in rural India—with two key causes being a widespread lack of formal property rights documentation and exclusion from the formal financial economy.

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Newslaundry and Teamwork Arts join forces to host The Media Rumble

The Media Rumble, an annual event hosted by Omidyar Network’s investee Newslaundry and Teamwork Arts, attracted senior Indian journalists and renowned global media influencers for discussions on traditional and new media in India.  

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