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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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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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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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