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Ory Okolloh
Director, Investments

Why We Invested: Well Told Story/Shujaaz

September 19, 2016

In Kenya today, 20% of the population – more than 8 million people – are youths aged between 15 and 24. Over the next decade this demographic will grow rapidly, both in number and as a proportion of the population.

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Isabelle Hau
Investment Partner

Why We Invested: Khan Academy

August 25, 2016

Isabelle Hau shares why we invested in Khan Academy and its expansion into early learning with Duck Duck Moose.

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Why and How Omidyar Network Invests in Education Innovation

August 23, 2016

Learn about our approach to investing in education in a new post from Amy Klement.

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Anuradha Ramachandran
Director, Investments

Why We Invested: Scripbox

August 9, 2016

Learn why Omidyar Network invested in Scripbox, a user-friendly investment service working to change the way Indians save and build wealth.

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Why We Invested in Koko

August 8, 2016

Shripriya Mahesh shares why we invested in Koko, a peer-to-peer network for emotional support that uses artificial intelligence and positive reframing to bring well-being to all users.

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Smita Aggarwal
Director, Investments

In Skating Over Thin Ice our Safety is in our Speed

July 15, 2016

It was in 1841 that American philosopher and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson famously coined the phrase above, but it has never been more relevant then today, when applied to the predicament currently faced by incumbent banks in India.

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Mike Kubzansky
Managing Partner

Digital Identity: No Empowerment without Privacy

July 14, 2016

Technology is changing the way in which we present ourselves, how others identify us, how we participate in global markets, and how we access government services.

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Dena Trujillo
Director, Human Capital and Investments

Why We Invested: Crisis Text Line

June 30, 2016

Learn why we invested in Crisis Text Line, the first nationwide, free, 24/7 text hotline for people in crisis.

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Ory Okolloh
Director, Investments
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Khuram Hussain
Principal, Investments

Supporting People Powered Media Innovation in West Africa

Independent media is influencing politics and government in previously unprecedented ways in West Africa.

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Why We Invested: Skillshare

June 20, 2016

Learn why we invested in Skillshare, an online learning platform for teachers and students.

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Lidya Raises $6.9 Million in a Series A Round Led by Omidyar Network

One of the largest funding rounds in the tech sector in Nigeria will help bring innovation to financing for micro, small, and medium businesses

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Largest-ever Survey on Aadhaar Provides Data-Driven Insights on Key Aspects of Exclusion, Privacy and Data Quality

IDinsight, a global development analytics firm working across India, today released the State of Aadhaar Report 2017-18.

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NPX Launches a New, Better Way to Donate that Ensures Impact for Donors and Enables Investors to Invest in Nonprofits

NPX, a company reinventing how the nonprofit sector is financed, today announced the launch of the first donor fund to ensure impact for every dollar donated.

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