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Priming the Pump in Action—Mobile Impact

September 1, 2013

Building on the conversation about sector-based approaches to impact investing, Matt Bannick moderates a discussion at SOCAP'13 to show how investors, entrepreneurs, and policymakers can each play their own part to enhance mobile impact and grow the industry as a whole.

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Social Impact Investing Task Force Announcement

September 1, 2013

Jonathan Greenblatt (Director, White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation), Maya Chorengel (Managing Director, Elevar Equity), and Matt Bannick (Managing Partner, Omidyar Network) discuss the Social Impact Investment Task Force on the main stage of SOCAP'13.

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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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Property Rights Have a Storytelling Problem: 5 Tips for Getting the Story Right

December 13, 2017

Yuliya Panfil explores how property rights advocates, practitioners, and community leaders can get better at telling stories.

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Why We Invested: World Bank Group Identification for Development (ID4D) Multi-donor Trust Fund

December 12, 2017

Participating in modern society and the digital economy increasingly relies on the ability to prove who we are.

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