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Omidyar Network and O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures Bring Neighborhoods and City Hall Closer Together with Investment in SeeClickFix

January 12, 2011

January 11, 2011, REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Omidyar Network and O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV) today announced an equity investment in SeeClickFix, the developer of technologies that enable citizens to report and monitor non-emergency issues in their local community.

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Omidyar Network Supports Innovations in Mobile Technology with Grant to Praekelt Foundation in Africa

January 12, 2011

December 7, 2010, REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Omidyar Network today announced an $825,000 grant to Praekelt Foundation to support its pioneering use of mobile technology to drive positive social change.   Funded th

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Omidyar Network & Ashoka’s Changemakers Announce Semi-Finalists in Property Rights Challenge

December 9, 2010

Washington DC and Redwood City, CA, December 8, 2010—Omidyar Network and Ashoka’s Changemakers today announced the semi-finalists in the competition: Property Rights: Identity, Dignity & Opportunity for All.

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Craft Silicon Wins 2010 Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship

December 7, 2010

Nairobi, December 6th, 2010 – Legatum, a privately owned international investment group and Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm, today announced that Craft Silicon Ltd. has won the US $100,000 grand prize of the 2010 Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship.

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Living Goods Receives $915K from Omidyar Network to Improve Health Care, Support Livelihoods in Africa

December 1, 2010

December 2, 2010, SAN FRANCISCO—Omidyar Network announced today a grant of USD $915,000 to Living Goods, the ‘Avon of healthcare’ for the poor.

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Ten Finalists Named in 2010 Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship

November 9, 2010

Nairobi, Kenya, November 9, 2010 — Legatum, a privately owned international investment group and Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm, today announced the selection of 10 companies as finalists of the prestigious 2010 Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship.

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Omidyar Network and Hivos Advance Government Transparency Efforts In Africa with New Initiative

October 28, 2010

October 27, 2010, REDWOOD CITY, Calif., and THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Omidyar Network and Hivos today announced the creation of the Africa Transparency and Technology Initiative (ATTI).

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Property Rights: A Development Initiative

October 14, 2010

In partnership with Omidyar Network and Ashoka's Changemakers, Beyond Profit takes a closer look at the importance of increasing access to to formal land rights.  For over a billion poor people in the developing world, granting access to land and legalizing property rights could increase income,

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SOCAP10 in Partnership with Omidyar Network Features “Mobile Technology Fast Pitch”

October 5, 2010

October 5, 2010, SAN FRANCISCO — The winner of SOCAP10’s “Mobile Technology FastPitch Session,” Assured Labor, was announced at the conclusion of the first of the three-day conference in San Francisco.

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Omidyar Network Grants Refugees United $2.6M to Scale Technology Platform Enabling Refugees to Reunite with Their Families

October 4, 2010

October 4, 2010, REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and BARCELONA — Omidyar Network today announced a grant of up to $2.6M over three years to Refugees United, a nonprofit organization that uses an online forum and mobile phones to help refugees reunite with family.

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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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