Ronaldo Lemos and Gabriel Aleixo

Using the Blockchain for the Public Interest

November 3, 2016

There is a lot of hype about the “blockchain” and the private sector. However, what are the implications of that technology to the public interest? In this article, we briefly explore some possibilities. But first, a bit of context on the blockchain.


Build for Long-Term Success | Turo

November 1, 2016

Shripriya Mahesh talks with Andre Haddad, CEO of Turo, in our latest episode of Founder's Corner.

Rob Veres
Venture Partner

Combining Company & Product Growth | Michael Karnjanaprakorn, Skillshare

October 25, 2016

Rob Veres talks with Skillshare's Michael Karnjanaprakorn on the first episode of Founder's Corner, a new podcast from Omidyar Network's Emerging Tech initiative.

Laura Bacon
Principal, Policy

Why We Invested: The B Team

October 20, 2016

Photo credit: Christopher Farber There is a strong business case to be made for transparency and accountability. Business leadership is critical in shifting the laws, norms, standards, and practices of both government and private sector.


Digital Financial Inclusion: Seizing a $3.7 Trillion Opportunity

October 19, 2016

Tilman Ehrbeck, partner at Omidyar Network, shares insights on the role of digital finance in reaching the 45 percent of working-age adults in emerging markets who are disconnected from the global economy.

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.


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


Why We Invested: Lenddo

October 10, 2016

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

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.

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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