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Smita Aggarwal
Director, Investments

Why We Invested: Indifi Technologies

December 12, 2016

There are 48 million micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSME) in India.

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Why We Invested: Code.org

December 5, 2016

One million of the best jobs in America may go unfilled if our children don’t learn to code.

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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
Investment 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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Making Financial Services Relevant to People’s Lives

Smita Aggarwal recently spoke with The Hindu BusinessLine to share the global lessons to be learned from FinTech innovations in India.

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Omidyar Network and Village Capital Host India's First Civic Technology Event

Civic Tech Connect 2018 marked the official launch of the Civic Tech India 2018 Accelerator and brought together entrepreneurs and investors to build the civic technology ecosystem in India.

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Steady Capital now Available for Indian Civic Tech Startups as Omidyar Network Calls for Applications

Omidyar Network and Village Capital invite entrepreneurs to solve tough civic and social challenges in infrastructure, education, health, sanitation, governance, and administration through the recently launched Civic Tech India 2018 Accelerator program.

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