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Sal Giambanco
Partner, Human Capital

How to Hire Top Talent When You Can't Pay Top Dollar

February 28, 2013

Large corporations spend millions of dollars each year to recruit and retain top talent. Businesses looking to fill a key executive position typically use professional recruiters—conducting extensive searches and often poaching directly from competitors.

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Paula Goldman
Vice President, Global Lead for Impact Investing

Venture Capital with a Twist: How to Pitch an Impact Investor

February 4, 2013

As a venture capital firm, Omidyar Network has evaluated thousands of deals, and invested over $260 million dollars in for-profit companies. In many ways, our office environment resembles that of our Silicon Valley peers.

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Matt Bannick
Managing Partner
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Paula Goldman
Vice President, Global Lead for Impact Investing

Competing to Serve the Poor

January 31, 2013

The 2010 microfinance crisis in India was a wake-up call to impact investors, elevating concerns about safeguarding the interests of poor customers.

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A Unique Opportunity

December 5, 2012

British Prime Minister David Cameron has published an important op-ed on the role that open economies and open societies play in tackling global poverty and spurring growth.

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Matt Bannick
Managing Partner
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Paula Goldman
Vice President, Global Lead for Impact Investing

Achieving Takeoff -- Part VI in Omidyar Network’s case for a sector-based approach to impact investing

October 3, 2012

To conclude our online series, we examine how impact investing can replicate the reach and success of microfinance and mobile telephony to new sectors.

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Matt Bannick
Managing Partner
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Paula Goldman
Vice President, Global Lead for Impact Investing

Government Matters -- Part V in Omidyar's Network's case for a sector-based approach to impact investing

October 1, 2012

Political interests and government policies need to be aligned to ensure competition, establish policies and promote entrepreneurship in emerging sectors. The right mix of government regulations and policies can accelerate the growth and reach of an industry sector to millions of people.

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Matt Bannick
Managing Partner
&
Paula Goldman
Vice President, Global Lead for Impact Investing

Do No Harm: Subsidies and Impact Investing -- Part IV in Omidyar Network’s case for a sector-based approach to impact investing

September 28, 2012

Do subsidies distort markets or inject them with the dynamism needed to scale new sectors? Omidyar Network evaluates the role of subsidies in spurring new markets and examines instances where, alternatively, they can lead to stagnation.

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Matt Bannick
Managing Partner
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Paula Goldman
Vice President, Global Lead for Impact Investing

Gaps in the Impact Investing Capital Curve -- Part III in Omidyar Network’s case for a sector-based approach to impact investing

September 27, 2012

To move sectors, we need to focus funding to fill in the gaps. Omidyar Network identifies these gaps to be most present in early-stage, high-risk social impact businesses as well as in building infrastructure. How then, should do we direct deal flow?

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Matt Bannick
Managing Partner
&
Paula Goldman
Vice President, Global Lead for Impact Investing

Embracing the Full Investment Continuum - Part II in Omidyar Network’s case for a sector-based approach to impact investing

September 26, 2012

How do we kick start sector development? What are the building blocks of a sector-based approach to impact investing?

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Strengthening the Impact Investing Movement

Matt Bannick and Paula Goldman share what’s needed to strengthen the impact investing movement as part of Mission Investor Exchange’s “Mission Possible” series in the Stanford Social Innovation Review.

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Announcement

ADL to Build Silicon Valley Center to Monitor & Fight Cyberhate; Omidyar Network Provides Seed Funding

The Anti-Defamation League's new center in Silicon Valley will enable the organization to collaborate with the technology industry to tackle cyberhate.

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Roopa Kudva on Effective Philanthropy

As part of an ongoing series with Mint, Roopa Kudva discusses how Omidyar Network’s hybrid structure and human capital support are key elements of the firm’s approach to both investing and philanthropy.

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