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Announcing the Winner of the MLH Ethical Tech Initiative

July 2, 2018

Omidyar Network was pleased to support MLH's Ethical Tech Initiative alongside their hackathons this season. Read about the initiative and this year's winners.

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Seedstars & Omidyar Network Partner to Launch Seedspace Tanzania

June 26, 2018

Omidyar Network, in partnership with Seedstars, a business incubator supporting entrepreneurs around the world, announces the launch of Seedspace Tanzania.

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Making Financial Services Relevant to People’s Lives

Smita Aggarwal recently spoke with The Hindu BusinessLine to share the global lessons to be learned from FinTech innovations in India.

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Omidyar Network and Village Capital Host India's First Civic Technology Event

June 15, 2018

Civic Tech Connect 2018 marked the official launch of the Civic Tech India 2018 Accelerator and brought together entrepreneurs and investors to build the civic technology ecosystem in India.

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Steady Capital now Available for Indian Civic Tech Startups as Omidyar Network Calls for Applications

June 15, 2018

Omidyar Network and Village Capital invite entrepreneurs to solve tough civic and social challenges in infrastructure, education, health, sanitation, governance, and administration through the recently launched Civic Tech India 2018 Accelerator program.

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Democracy Fund, Humanity United, and Omidyar Network’s Governance and Citizen Engagement initiative Denounce U.S. Family Separation Policy

June 1, 2018

In response to the U.S. government’s policy separating parents and children seeking asylum, Democracy Fund, Omidyar Network’s Governance and Citizen Engagement initiative, and Humanity United released the following statement.

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Updated Privacy Policy

May 29, 2018

Omidyar Network recently updated its privacy policy in light of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation.

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Lidya Raises $6.9 Million in a Series A Round Led by Omidyar Network

May 23, 2018

One of the largest funding rounds in the tech sector in Nigeria will help bring innovation to financing for micro, small, and medium businesses

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Largest-ever Survey on Aadhaar Provides Data-Driven Insights on Key Aspects of Exclusion, Privacy and Data Quality

May 16, 2018

IDinsight, a global development analytics firm working across India, today released the State of Aadhaar Report 2017-18.

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NPX Launches a New, Better Way to Donate that Ensures Impact for Donors and Enables Investors to Invest in Nonprofits

May 16, 2018

NPX, a company reinventing how the nonprofit sector is financed, today announced the launch of the first donor fund to ensure impact for every dollar donated.

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Hacking a More Ethical Future

While most Computer Science students are still years from joining the workforce, it’s vital to remember they are among the C-suite decision-makers and full stack developers of tomorrow. A healthier, more ethical technological future is in their hands, so how they view their responsibilities as technologists is critical.

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Creating a Safety-Net Culture in India: Why We Invested in Toffee Insurance

June 13, 2018

Why we invested in Toffee Insurance, a financial technology platform that designs and sells bite-size, low-price insurance products created with millennials and digital natives in mind.

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Supporting the Growth of MSMEs across Africa: Why We Invested in Lidya

June 7, 2018

Why we invested in Lidya, a company addressing the MSME credit shortage in Africa through accessible and affordable credit.

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