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Children of the financial crisis spark a shift from bank to payment accounts

October 18, 2017

Arjuna Costa talked with Payments Source about Omidyar Network’s recent investment in Chime, a company that uses payment accounts to encourage savings and financial health through steep discounts and incentives.

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Beyond aid: Insights from Social Capital Markets on achieving the SDGs

October 18, 2017

Devex's Catherine Cheney recaps highlights from last week's SOCAP conference in San Francisco and highlights how capital can be deployed in service of the SDGs. 

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Lendable announces $6.5M in Series A funding round

October 11, 2017

Lendable, the first technology-enabled deal platform designed specifically for alternative lenders in frontier markets, today announces $6.5 million in Series A funding.

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6 ways social media has become a direct threat to democracy

October 9, 2017

Pierre Omidyar outlines his key concerns about the dangerous influence social media is having on democracy.

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Salesforce Ventures Introduces New $50 Million Impact Investment Fund

October 3, 2017

Congratulations to Salesforce Ventures on the launch of their $50 million Impact Fund. We look forward to continuing to provide support to and co-investing with the team.

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Transerve Technologies raises $1.6 mn from IL&FS and Omidyar Network

September 27, 2017

More than 200 million people in India lack secure property rights, and Transerve Technology, which works with cities to provide affordable tech solutions to infrastructure management issues, can play a critical role in solving this issue.

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Chime Announces $18 Million Series B to Accelerate Growth; Surpasses 500,000 Bank Accounts

September 27, 2017

Chime, a leader in mobile banking that helps members avoid fees and automate their finances, today announces $18 million in Series B financing.

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DoSomething.org Mobilizing Millions of Young People to Vote and Take Civic Action with New Initiatives

September 26, 2017

Initiatives including new ’18 in 18’ campaign funded with $8m from Omidyar Network, LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman and MacArthur Foundation

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Purpose-driven finance finds its place in India

September 14, 2017

In the recently released Impact investing: Purpose-driven finance finds its place in India, McKinsey & Company examines the increasingly robust impact

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MissionU Welcomes Its First Class and an $8.5M Series A Round

September 14, 2017

MissionU, a one year intensive program providing students with practical skills for the professional world, today announced that it has raised $8.5 million in a Series A round.

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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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