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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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U.S. Impact Investing Alliance Launches to Scale the Practice of Impact Investing

July 26, 2017

We are pleased to support the U.S. Impact Investing Alliance as it works to catalyze the flow of impact capital and growing the impact investing movement globally.

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Our View on Developments at Ushahidi

July 23, 2017

We condemn all forms of workplace intimidation and harassment and believe all individuals must be treated with dignity and respect. 

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Technology is transforming what happens when a child goes to school

July 21, 2017

The Economist looks at the latest in edtech and the sophisticated ways software is interacting with students, highlighting our investees AltSchool, Siyavula, and Geekie.

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Charlottesville: A tragic failure to learn

August 17, 2017

Charlottesville is another painful reminder that we as a society are failing to learn from our collective experience, and we are suffering the consequences.

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Three Ways to Improve Learning

August 14, 2017

As we expand and sharpen our learning capacities at Omidyar Network I have been doing a lot of reading about the latest research on what actually helps us learn.

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Why We Invested: Tinkergarten

August 8, 2017

Tinkergarten is taking education technology outdoors, supporting a play-based, early learning movement that is helping thousands of children in nearly every US state become more ready for kindergarten.

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