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A Quest for Hybrid Companies That Profit, but Can Tap Charity

October 13, 2011

A new type of company intended to put social goals ahead of making profits is taking root around the country, as more states adopt laws to bridge the divide between nonprofits and businesses.

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MIX Promotes Financial Inclusion and Transparency with New Premium Solutions

October 10, 2011

October 12, 2011 — Today, Microfinance Information Exchange (MIX) announced the launch of MIX Silver—a value-added, fee-based service for business users that furthers MIX’s mission of promoting financial inclusion and fostering transparency in the microfinance sector.

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Matt Bannick of the Omidyar Network on Philanthropy, Social Enterprise, Technology and More

September 21, 2011

In a recent interview with Forbes, Matt Bannick, Managing Partner of Omidyar Network, discusses the founding and motivation behind Omidyar Network, its flexible capital approach to philanthropy, and what lies ahead for the philanthropic sector.

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Omidyar Network Supports Technology-Centered Organizations Seeking to Empower Citizens Across Six Countries

September 15, 2011

September 15, 2011, LONDON and REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Omidyar Network announced today its intent to grant up to $3M to six leading organizations focused on advancing government transparency and accountability.

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Omidyar Network Expands European Presence with Opening of London Office

September 15, 2011

September 15, 2011, LONDON and REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Omidyar Network announced today the opening of a global office in the Shoreditch area of London.

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Dos and Don'ts for Social Entrepreneurs Seeking Impact Funding

September 13, 2011

Last week, more than 1,500 people crowded into historic Fort Mason in San Francisco for the The Social Capital Markets Conference (SOCAP).

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Omidyar Network and IGNIA Lead $13.75 million Series B round in Finestrella to Increase Mobile Access in Mexico

September 2, 2011

September 7, 2011, REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Omidyar Network and IGNIA announced today they are leading a $13.75 million Series B round of financing in Finestrella, a provider of innovative mobile telephony services to low-income and unbanked populations in Mexico.

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How I Did It: EBay’s Founder on Innovating the Business Model of Social Change

August 22, 2011

Pierre Omidyar was inspired by eBay’s social impact to create a hybrid model for his philanthropic Omidyar Network: a combination of nonprofit and for-profit.

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Philanthropists Start Requiring Management Courses to Keep Nonprofits Productive

August 1, 2011

Pierre M. Omidyar and Peter B. Lewis are in many ways opposites. Mr. Omidyar, the founder of eBay, is shy, soft-spoken and formal, while Mr. Lewis, who made Progressive Insurance into the powerhouse it is today, bluntly speaks his mind.

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Omidyar Network Supports Convening of Arab Techies Network

July 27, 2011

July 28, 2011, CAIRO -- Omidyar Network announced today its support of the Arab Techies Network Workshop, which began today in Cairo.  The four-day workshop is bringing together more than 50 ‘techies’ from across North A

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Why We Invested: Mapping Slums in Odisha, India with Tata Trusts

May 18, 2018

In India, having “patta” is critical to accessing social and financial opportunity. Patta, or property titles, may sometimes be the only way to show the proof of address that’s needed to open a bank account, enroll children in school, and access government benefits. Without it, many are invisible to the system.

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Improving Financial Outcomes with FinTech

May 17, 2018

New data published in the latest Global Findex shows impressive momentum in financial inclusion worldwide.

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Why We Invested: Mapping Slums in Odisha, India with Tata Trusts

May 15, 2018

In India, having “patta” is critical to accessing social and financial opportunity. Patta, or property titles, may sometimes be the only way to show the proof of address that’s needed to open a bank account, enroll children in school, and access government benefits. Without it, many are invisible to the system.

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