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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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Ronaldo Lemos and Gabriel Aleixo

Using the Blockchain for the Public Interest

November 3, 2016

There is a lot of hype about the “blockchain” and the private sector. However, what are the implications of that technology to the public interest? In this article, we briefly explore some possibilities. But first, a bit of context on the blockchain.

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Build for Long-Term Success | Turo

November 1, 2016

Shripriya Mahesh talks with Andre Haddad, CEO of Turo, in our latest episode of Founder's Corner.

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Rob Veres
Venture Partner

Combining Company & Product Growth | Michael Karnjanaprakorn, Skillshare

October 25, 2016

Rob Veres talks with Skillshare's Michael Karnjanaprakorn on the first episode of Founder's Corner, a new podcast from Omidyar Network's Emerging Tech initiative.

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Laura Bacon
Principal, Policy

Why We Invested: The B Team

October 20, 2016

Photo credit: Christopher Farber There is a strong business case to be made for transparency and accountability. Business leadership is critical in shifting the laws, norms, standards, and practices of both government and private sector.

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Digital Financial Inclusion: Seizing a $3.7 Trillion Opportunity

October 19, 2016

Tilman Ehrbeck, partner at Omidyar Network, shares insights on the role of digital finance in reaching the 45 percent of working-age adults in emerging markets who are disconnected from the global economy.

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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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Announcement

Indifi Technologies Raises $10 Million in Series B Investment Round

Indifi Technologies, an enabler of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSME) financing in India, announced it raised $10 million in a Series B investment round led by Omidyar Network.

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