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Ashley Beckner
Principal, Investments
&
Isabelle Hau
Investment Partner

Why We Invested: Waterford UPSTART: Expanding School Readiness for Early Learners

April 11, 2018

At Omidyar Network, we are investing in solutions that seek to improve the development and educational outcomes of children birth to age five. Waterford UPSTART provides one way for families to support and develop their young children.

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Sarah Morgenstern
Principal, Investments
&
Tracy Williams
Senior Manager, Intellectual Capital

Measuring What Matters: Why We Invested in the U.S. Financial Health Pulse

April 10, 2018

Why we invested in the U.S. Financial Health Pulse, a rigorous, regularly-refreshed snapshot of the financial health of American adults.

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Isabelle Hau
Investment Partner
&
Ashley Beckner
Principal, Investments

Why We Invested: Holberton School

April 9, 2018

One of the biggest issues facing higher education in the US today is return on investment. Is the price of a higher education leading to a fulfilling professional career that will enable a student to earn and comfortably repay his or her school expenses?

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Anuradha Ramachandran
Director, Investments
&
Sarvesh Kanodia
Associate, Investments

Why We Invested: Varthana

April 5, 2018

Why we invested in Varthana, a financial services company transforming the affordable private school sector in India.

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Jenny Johnston
Associate, Investments

Unit Economics: A “Must Have” at All Stages of a Startup

April 2, 2018

Jenny Johnston and Alex Lazarow interview the CFO of Zoona, a mobile payments company in Africa.

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Ashley Beckner
Principal, Investments
&
Isabelle Hau
Investment Partner

Why We Invested: 4.0 Schools Expands to Include Breakthrough Ideas for Early Learners

March 23, 2018

4.0 Schools connects, coaches, and invests in people who want to test a breakthrough education idea and pilot it with students and families.

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Chris Jurgens
Director, Impact Investing
&
Robynn Steffen
Senior Manager, Impact Investing

Advancing the Roadmap for Impact Investing

March 22, 2018

As the impact investing movement rounds the corner into its second decade, organizations across the industry are taking stock in how far we’ve come — and indeed, there has been remarkable progress — and identifying with increasingly clarity what work remains to be done.

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4 Ways to Tackle the Invisible Problem of Property Rights

March 21, 2018

There are more than 1 billion invisible people around the world. They live on the fringes of society, unknown to their country and the formal economy.

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Smita Aggarwal
Director, Investments
&
Ken Miller
Venture Partner

Why We Invested: ZineOne

March 20, 2018

ZineOne is a next generation customer engagement hub that provides banks and retailers with the ability to engage with their customers in real time, in a highly contextual and personalized manner.

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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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