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Founder’s Corner: A New Season of Startup Insights from Renowned Entrepreneurs

June 20, 2017

Omidyar Network’s Emerging Tech team has launched the second season of Founder’s Corner.

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Roy Steiner
Senior Director, Learning & Impact

If You Don’t Have Something Nice To Say…

June 15, 2017

If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all.

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Founder’s Corner: Key Insights from Season 1

June 13, 2017

With eight founder interviews from Season 1 of our Founder’s Corner podcast, we’re rounding up our favorite lessons from each conversation as we gear up for the launch of Season 2.

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Roy Steiner
Senior Director, Learning & Impact

The Power of Asking Good Questions

June 8, 2017

Splendor, Beauty, Glory, Knowledge — these are some of the names of the months in the Baha’i calendar.

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Eliza Erikson
Venture Partner
&
Emily Feenstra
Associate, Investments

Potential to Leapfrog? The Opportunity for Ed-Tech to Enable Differentiated and Personalized Learning in Emerging Markets

June 5, 2017

A decade ago, particularly in emerging markets, education conversations focused largely on ways to increase access for all learners.

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Masha Lisak
Manager, Intellectual Capital

Lean Data Discoveries: Dr. Consulta

June 2, 2017

Our investee Dr. Consulta gained a deeper understanding of their patients’ needs using Acumen's Lean Data Project.

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Roy Steiner
Senior Director, Learning & Impact

Becoming Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

June 1, 2017

No one likes being uncomfortable.

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Robynn Steffen
Senior Manager, Impact Investing

Maximizing Impact: Twilio.org Launches New Fund

May 25, 2017

Omidyar Network partners with Twilio to launch the Twilio.org Impact Fund, supporting nonprofits and social enterprises that are accelerating impact through communications technologies.

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Rob Veres
Venture Partner

Why We Invested: Bunker

May 18, 2017

A frequent topic in the robust discussion of the future of work is the 

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Anamitra Deb
Director, Intellectual Capital
&
Tracy Williams
Senior Manager, Intellectual Capital

How Listening to Consumers Can Help Bridge the Digital Divide and Build a Currency of Trust in Financial Services in India

May 17, 2017

Vikas is a vegetable farmer and trader in rural Maharashtra, India. Every day, before heading to the market, he takes photos of his daily yield of produce and sends them to a few wholesalers using WhatsApp.

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Charlottesville

Like so many across the country and around the globe, we were horrified and saddened to watch events unfold in Charlottesville, Virginia this last weekend.

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Swarna Pragati raises INR 500 million in debt funding from State Bank of India

Today, an estimated 450 million people lack safe and secure homes in rural India—with two key causes being a widespread lack of formal property rights documentation and exclusion from the formal financial economy.

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Newslaundry and Teamwork Arts join forces to host The Media Rumble

The Media Rumble, an annual event hosted by Omidyar Network’s investee Newslaundry and Teamwork Arts, attracted senior Indian journalists and renowned global media influencers for discussions on traditional and new media in India.  

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