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Accelerating Entrepreneurship in Africa Report

April 4, 2013

In this original report, Omidyar Network outlines the opportunities and challenges for Africa's entrepreneurial ecosystem and key recommendations for accelerating high-impact entrepreneurship across the continent.

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The Facts and Fictions of Impact Investing

April 2, 2013

At the 2013 Global Philanthropy Forum (GPF), Matt Bannick, Sasha Dichter (Acumen Fund), and Maya Chorengel (Elevar Equity) share provocative insights on the opportunities and challenges in scaling the impact investing industry and engaging more early-stage capital.

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Don't start a foundation: Pierre Omidyar ignores early advice, then reconsiders

January 17, 2013

In this video Pierre discusses why he founded Omidyar Network and what led him to establish its unique investment structure.

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Priming the Pump: The Case for a Sector Based Approach to Impact Investing

September 8, 2012

In partnership with Stanford Social Innovation Review, Matt Bannick and Paula Goldman lay out the case for a sector based approach to impact investing in this six-part blog series.

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Priming the Pump: The Case for a Sector Based Approach to Impact Investing

September 1, 2012

During the 2012 Social Capital Markets (SOCAP) Conference, Matt Bannick presents Omidyar Network’s case for a sector based approach to impact investing.

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Why We Invested: US Financial Diaries

April 19, 2017

Sarah Morgenstern shares insights behind our support of The Financial Diaries, an in-depth study of 235 US low- and moderate-income households.

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Why We Invested: Radiant

April 13, 2017

Radiant is a platform that seeks to gather all the world’s geospatial data, and to teach people how to use it. Put differently: it seeks to democratize imagery.

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Why We Invested: Data & Society

Data & Society focuses on the social and cultural issues arising from the development of data-centric technology.

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