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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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Omidyar Network: Every Person Has The Power to Make A Difference

May 15, 2012

Matt Bannick discusses Omidyar Network's unique approach, emphasizing the invaluable roles of business, philanthropy, and entrepreneurship in scaling social impact.

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Investing in Home-Grown Talent | Why We Invested: eTekkatho Digital Libraries

October 17, 2017

Myanmar finds itself on the cusp of technological revolution. Encouraged by outside investment and the country’s innovative spirit along with high smart phone penetration, a tech-focused entrepreneurship ecosystem is emerging.

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Digital Identity and Privacy

October 12, 2017

Identity is vital to participate fully in our modern digital society and economy. Yet, designed and implemented unchecked, digital identity technologies could have unintended adverse consequences for the world’s most vulnerable populations.

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Engaging Young People in Civic Action | Why We Invested: DoSomething.org

October 11, 2017

Millennials and Gen Z represent our most socially tolerant and demographically diverse generations, and they remain an untapped source of civic action and social change.

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