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Roy Steiner
Senior Director, Learning & Impact

“Yes, and…”

September 7, 2017

During one of our Intellectual Capital team’s recent retreats, we had an improv session that forced us out of our comfort zones through a set of interactive and often humorous exercises. The activity was a lot of fun, but what was surprising about this team building session was how applicable it was to our learning processes.

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Robynn Steffen
Senior Manager, Impact Investing
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McKenzie Smith
Program Manager, Impact Investing

Where the Wealthy Walk the Walk | Why We Invested: Toniic

September 5, 2017

We're pleased to announce a renewed investment in an organization that is helping smooth the path for HNWIs eager to walk the walk on impact investing: Toniic.

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Jeremy Johnson of Andela on transforming hiring to build better companies

August 22, 2017

Jeremy Johnson is the cofounder and CEO of Andela, a startup that is revolutionizing talent distribution in engineering by finding and placing Africa’s brightest developers to help tech giants build better products faster than ever.

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Roy Steiner
Senior Director, Learning & Impact

Charlottesville: A tragic failure to learn

August 17, 2017

Charlottesville is another painful reminder that we as a society are failing to learn from our collective experience, and we are suffering the consequences.

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Roy Steiner
Senior Director, Learning & Impact

Three Ways to Improve Learning

August 14, 2017

As we expand and sharpen our learning capacities at Omidyar Network I have been doing a lot of reading about the latest research on what actually helps us learn.

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Isabelle Hau
Venture Partner

Why We Invested: Tinkergarten

August 8, 2017

Tinkergarten is taking education technology outdoors, supporting a play-based, early learning movement that is helping thousands of children in nearly every US state become more ready for kindergarten.

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Founder’s Corner: Scott Heiferman of Meetup on change-oriented mindsets and late stage startup lessons

August 7, 2017

Scott Heiferman is the founder and CEO of Meetup, home to the world’s largest network of local community groups.

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Alexandre Lazarow
Principal, Investments

Why We Invested: Kin Insurance

July 27, 2017

For many American families, homes are their single biggest financial asset and a primary way to save and build wealth. Learn why we invested in Kin, a company using an innovative online insurance platform to simplify the home insurance process.

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Founder’s Corner: Jessie Woolley-Wilson on reimagining learning and startup strength through purpose

July 24, 2017

DreamBox Learning’s CEO and president Jessie Woolley-Wilson joins host and Omidyar Network partner Shripriya Mahesh for episode three of the Founder’s Corner podcast.

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Omidyar Network joins the Partnership on AI

Omidyar Network is pleased to announce that we have joined the Partnership on AI.

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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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