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Martin Tisné
Investment Partner

Why We Should Welcome a G8 Open Data Charter

Trust in government has rarely been at a lower ebb. Citizens in developed and developing countries alike feel increasingly disconnected from the political process and their political leaders.

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Matt Bannick
Managing Partner

Pierre Omidyar, Steve Case, And Mike Milken On The Business Case For Impact Investing

May 22, 2013

Matt Bannick draws upon insights from Giving Pledge members Pierre Omidyar, Steve Case, and Mike Milken to help make the business case for impact investing. Each notes the importance of applying private sector and market-based principles to the promising, yet nascent industry.

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Paula Goldman
Vice President and Global Investment Lead, Tech & Society

The Future of Impact Investing

April 17, 2013

Sir Ronald Cohen, widely regarded as the father of British venture capital, caused a stir with a recent post on the HBR-Bridgespan Insight Center:

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Paula Goldman
Vice President and Global Investment Lead, Tech & Society

Winners of the Latin American Impact Economy Innovations Fund

March 27, 2013

Omidyar Network, The Rockefeller Foundation, Fundación Avina, and Avina Americas are pleased to announce the winners of the Latin America Impact Economy Innovati

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Martin Tisné
Investment Partner

An "All-Out Crazy Party"… Of Data

Innovative organizations are figuring out new ways to use publicly available data to solve the world's most intractable problems – think global poverty or climate change. This is good news for those whose mission it is to tackle these problems. It's also good news for business.

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Sal Giambanco
Partner, Human Capital

How to Hire Top Talent When You Can't Pay Top Dollar

February 28, 2013

Large corporations spend millions of dollars each year to recruit and retain top talent. Businesses looking to fill a key executive position typically use professional recruiters—conducting extensive searches and often poaching directly from competitors.

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Paula Goldman
Vice President and Global Investment Lead, Tech & Society

Venture Capital with a Twist: How to Pitch an Impact Investor

February 4, 2013

As a venture capital firm, Omidyar Network has evaluated thousands of deals, and invested over $260 million dollars in for-profit companies. In many ways, our office environment resembles that of our Silicon Valley peers.

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Matt Bannick
Managing Partner
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Paula Goldman
Vice President and Global Investment Lead, Tech & Society

Competing to Serve the Poor

January 31, 2013

The 2010 microfinance crisis in India was a wake-up call to impact investors, elevating concerns about safeguarding the interests of poor customers.

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A Unique Opportunity

December 5, 2012

British Prime Minister David Cameron has published an important op-ed on the role that open economies and open societies play in tackling global poverty and spurring growth.

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At 50, Roopa Kudva changed her career path to make social impact with Omidyar Network

Roopa Kudva talked with YourStory about her career path, opportunities she sees in the Indian market, and Omidyar Network's new report, Innovating for the Next Half Billion.

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Thomson Reuters Foundation expands coverage of cities

The Thomson Reuters Foundation will be expanding its property rights coverage with the addition of Citiscope, an online platform created to help cities work better for all people through the power of independent journalism.

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ParentPowered raise $2.65M in Seed Funding to Build ‘On-Demand Library for Parenting Tips’

ParentPowered, an organization creating accessible tools to support effective parenting, has raised $2.65 million in funding led by Omidyar Network.

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