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Wi-Fi analytics startup i2e1 raises $3 million in series A funding

November 15, 2017

i2e1, a Wi-Fi analytics start-up, today announces $3 million in Series A funding led by Omidyar Network.

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Want sector-level change? Go beyond funding just programmes

November 13, 2017

In an op-ed by published by India Development Review (IDR), Roopa Kudva discusses how organizational structure, sector infrastructure, and research and policy are key to creating sector-level change.

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Leading Tech Platforms and Cyber Experts Join New ADL Advisory Board to Clamp Down on Online Hate

November 13, 2017

Today at its Never is Now! summit, the Anti-Defamation League launched its Center for Technology and Society with funding from Omidyar Network and announced that more than a dozen tech sector leaders will serve on CTS’s board of advisors.

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Omidyar Network Announces New Commitments to Support Growth of Civic Technology in Central and Eastern Europe

November 13, 2017

Omidyar Network has today announced new commitments of more than $1 million to civic technology initiatives in Central and Eastern Europe to fund new programs in Ukraine and Poland to support entrepreneurs and the growth of the civic technology ecosystem.

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Reporters Without Borders Launches Forbidden Stories Project

October 31, 2017

Our investee Reporters Without Borders launched Forbidden Stories, a project that aims to secure the data and information of threatened journalists and, when journalists are arrested or killed, to continue and publish their investigative reporting.

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Omidyar Network joins the Partnership on AI

October 19, 2017

Omidyar Network is pleased to announce that we have joined the Partnership on AI.

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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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Sustainability: The Opportunities for Civic Tech

November 14, 2017

Omidyar Network's Alissa Black reflects on the Knight Foundation's new report on how civic tech start-ups are seeking sustainability.

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Building the Foundation for a More Inclusive, Secure Digital Identity in India

November 7, 2017

We fundamentally believe that digital identity has the potential to empower people to participate fully in society and the digital economy, but only if it is available and useful to the individual, non-discriminatory, and designed for inclusion, meaningful user-control, and privacy.

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Reaching Deep in Low-Income Markets: What Have We Learned?

November 6, 2017

How much do we know about how deeply down the economic pyramid enterprises can reach – in critical sectors such as agriculture, education, energy, and financial inclusion – while still achieving financial sustainability and scale?

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