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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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South Africa Media Innovation Program (SAMIP) launched by Open Society Foundation of South Africa (OSF-SA), Omidyar Network and Media Development Investment Fund

August 29, 2017

The South Africa Media Innovation Program (SAMIP) will provide dedicated funding and capacity building support to independent media in the country.

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Charlottesville

August 17, 2017

Like so many across the country and around the globe, we were horrified and saddened to watch events unfold in Charlottesville, Virginia this last weekend.

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Swarna Pragati raises INR 500 million in debt funding from State Bank of India

August 16, 2017

Today, an estimated 450 million people lack safe and secure homes in rural India—with two key causes being a widespread lack of formal property rights documentation and exclusion from the formal financial economy.

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Newslaundry and Teamwork Arts join forces to host The Media Rumble

August 10, 2017

The Media Rumble, an annual event hosted by Omidyar Network’s investee Newslaundry and Teamwork Arts, attracted senior Indian journalists and renowned global media influencers for discussions on traditional and new media in India.  

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Tinkergarten raises $5.4 Million Series A to deepen its presence in 48 US states and increase the number of children learning outside

August 8, 2017

Tinkergarten today announced that it has raised a $5.4 million Series A round of financing led by Owl Ventures, with additional investment from existing investors Omidyar Network and Reach Capital.

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NewSchools Venture Fund Launches Ignite Challenge to support EdTech in Early Learning

August 7, 2017

NewSchools Venture Fund, a leader in supporting entrepreneurs and educators who want to reimagine learning, today announced their Ignite Early Learning Challenge with support from Omidyar Network.

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Kin Insurance Launches Modern Home Insurance, Announces $4.0M Financing

July 27, 2017

Kin Insurance, a company using big data and technology to streamline homeowner’s insurance and save homeowners time and money, launched today in its first state, Florida.

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Addressing Challenges in Education with Artificial Intelligence

July 26, 2017

Roopa Kudva was quoted in Hindustan Times about Omidyar Network’s support of AI for Education HackWeek.

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Why We Invested: MissionU

September 13, 2017

MissionU aims to fill the education gap by providing an intensive one-year program that represents a new approach to career-based post-secondary education — an approach Omidyar Network is supporting through our new investment in this education pioneer.

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Reid Hoffman on early-stage KPIs, product-market fit, and evaluating talent

September 11, 2017

Renowned Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor Reid Hoffman joins the Founder’s Corner podcast for a lively conversation on management, product strategy, and hard lessons he learned early in his career.

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“Yes, and…”

September 7, 2017

During one of our Intellectual Capital team’s recent retreats, we had an improv session that forced us out of our comfort zones through a set of interactive and often humorous exercises. The activity was a lot of fun, but what was surprising about this team building session was how applicable it was to our learning processes.

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