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Vineet Bewtra
Director, Investments

Why We Invested: SPARK Schools

October 18, 2016

Vineet Bewtra shares why we invested in SPARK Schools, a network of primary schools providing an internationally comparable quality of education to children from all socioeconomic backgrounds in South Africa.

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This Investor Shares How to Weather a Crisis and Come Out Stronger

October 14, 2016

Omidyar Network partner Arjuna Costa shares how Zoona dealt with a crisis and became out stronger in the end in a new blog that was originally published on Unreasonable.is.

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Why We Invested: Lenddo

October 10, 2016

Learn more about our investment in Lenddo from Omidyar Network partner Arjuna Costa.

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Smita Aggarwal
Director, Investments

How Can Technology Make Banking More Inclusive?

October 10, 2016

Smita Aggarwal explores how technology can be used to better reach the 46 percent of working-age adults in developing countries who remain excluded from the formal financial system.

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Julie Zollmann
Senior Associate, Bankable Frontier Associates

Fixing Finance for Women

October 6, 2016

BFA's Julie Zollmann and Caitlin Sanford recently explored the experiences of women in Financial Diaries research projects in India, Kenya, and Mexico for a new report A Buck Short.

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Martin Tisné
Investment Partner

The Magic in the Room: How the Open Government Partnership can inspire and go to scale

September 20, 2016

My OGP story began in September 2010 when President Obama delivered a speech at the UN calling for countries to make bold commitments to open up government, fight corruption and boost transparency.

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Felipe Estefan
Associate, Investments
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Raphael Shepard
Consultant, Omidyar Network
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
Venture 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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Three Trends in System-level Impact Investing

In a new SSIR article, The Investment Integration Project's William Burckart and Steve Lydenberg explore three trends in system-level impact investing and find that investors "must intentionally incorporate new ways of investing if they are to address big global problems." Read the full article

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Announcement

Indifi Technologies Raises $10 Million in Series B Investment Round

Indifi Technologies, an enabler of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSME) financing in India, announced it raised $10 million in a Series B investment round led by Omidyar Network.

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