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Yuliya Panfil
Associate, Investments

Why We Invested: Radiant

April 13, 2017

Radiant is a platform that seeks to gather all the world’s geospatial data, and to teach people how to use it. Put differently: it seeks to democratize imagery.

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Martin Tisné
Investment Partner

Why We Invested: Data & Society

Data & Society focuses on the social and cultural issues arising from the development of data-centric technology.

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The 95/5 Rule: Why Ford Foundation’s Announcement Really Matters for Impact Investing

April 11, 2017

“If philanthropy’s last half-century was about optimizing the five percent, its next half-century will be about beginning to harness the 95% as well, carefully and creatively.”

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Gerard Ryle
Director, ICIJ

Omidyar Network Grants Up To $4.5M To Support ICIJ Projects

This blog was originally posted on ICIJ's website. 

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Shruti Pyare
Associate, Investments
&
Laura Bacon
Principal, Policy

A new era for investigative journalism

Learn why we invested in the work of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.

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Lauren Booker Allen
Senior Manager, Impact Investing

Why We Invested: PYMWYMIC

April 3, 2017

With countless headlines pointing to the steady rise of impact investing, many wonder if it’s all just hype. Are investors just talking about this new way of deploying capital to achieve their social impact and financial goals, or are they actually doing it?

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Eliza Erikson
Venture Partner

Why We Invested: MFX Solutions

March 31, 2017

MFX Solutions fills a critical niche in the impact lending sector, helping microfinance institutions and other impact lenders manage currency risks in emerging markets.

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Yuliya Panfil
Associate, Investments

Gallup asked people around the world: How worried are you about losing your home? The findings may surprise you

March 24, 2017

One in four people are worried about losing their home against their will in the next five years, according to a nine-country Gallup-led survey on people's perceptions of their property rights.

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Alissa Black
Director, Investments

Why We Invested : Anti-Defamation League

Omidyar Network recently supported the Anti-Defamation League with a grant to support its new Silicon Valley center aimed at tackling the rising wave of intolerance and to collaborate more closely with technology companies to promote democracy and social justice.

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Isabelle Hau
Venture Partner

How can innovation in early learning positively impact children in the US? Takeaways from SXSWedu

March 13, 2017

Following Omidyar Network's panel discussion at SXSWedu on innovation in early learning, Isabelle Hau shares insights on quality solutions and outlines the latest strategy for education investments in the US.

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Announcement

Announcing the Twilio.org Impact Fund

Omidyar Network is pleased to partner with Twilio.org on the launch of their Impact Fund, which will support both nonprofits and social enterprises that are accelerating impact through innovative communi

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Article

5 innovations to tackle property rights

Peter Rabley explores recent innovations that have the potential to improve property rights across the world.

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Announcement

New Report Reveals Why Indian Consumers Are Slow to Adopt Digital Financial Services

MUMBAI, India, (May 17, 2017) – Omidyar Network today released new report “Currency of Trust: Consumer Behaviors and Attitudes Toward Digital Financial Services in India”.

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