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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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Salesforce Ventures Introduces New $50 Million Impact Investment Fund

October 3, 2017

Congratulations to Salesforce Ventures on the launch of their $50 million Impact Fund. We look forward to continuing to provide support to and co-investing with the team.

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Transerve Technologies raises $1.6 mn from IL&FS and Omidyar Network

September 27, 2017

More than 200 million people in India lack secure property rights, and Transerve Technology, which works with cities to provide affordable tech solutions to infrastructure management issues, can play a critical role in solving this issue.

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Chime Announces $18 Million Series B to Accelerate Growth; Surpasses 500,000 Bank Accounts

September 27, 2017

Chime, a leader in mobile banking that helps members avoid fees and automate their finances, today announces $18 million in Series B financing.

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Why We Invested: ParentPowered

January 17, 2018

ParentPowered is a new company leveraging the power of mobile technology to bring early education support to the parents who need it.

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Empowering Citizens to Fight Corruption | Why We Invested: SERAP

January 10, 2018

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Program (SERAP ) plays a leading role in the long fight for transparency in Nigeria and in building jurisprudence around access to information.

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Why We Invested: Wonderschool

January 8, 2018

Wonderschool is enabling educators to start, expand, and successfully run early childhood programs in their homes in a sustainable way.

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