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What is frontier capital?

June 20, 2016

In Omidyar Network’s newest report, we explore what we’ve termed frontier capital: early stage risk capital in service of low- and lower-middle-income populations in emerging markets. Living on $2-8 per day, this population sits between the very poorest and the established middle class.

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Stacy Donohue
Investment Partner

What Can Civic Tech Learn From Social Movements?

For over a decade, Omidyar Network has been supporting and investing in the civic tech sector.  From the very early days we have backed the most talented entrepreneurs who are seeking to use technology to empower citizens or make government more accessible, efficient, and effective.

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What if leadership is communal?

May 10, 2016

In this talk, Marlon Parker, from African nonprofit Reconstructed Living Labs (RLabs), talks about how his community has embraced hope as a tool to change people’s realities and improve their lives; and how different people in a community can take a leadership role to make a difference in instill

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What if property rights is the final impact frontier?

March 16, 2016

Watch Hernando de Soto, President of the ILD, speak about property rights at the Omidyar Network Executive Forum.

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Paula Goldman
Vice President, Global Lead for Impact Investing

What’s next for impact investing?

January 11, 2016

2015 was an unprecedented momentum-building year for impact investing, and we expect the excitement to continue in 2016. Here are our five predictions for what’s to come. Assets under management will multiply significantly.

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What inspires you?

July 6, 2015

Omidyar Network Managing Partner, Matt Bannick, recently kicked off the Omidyar Network Executive Forum (ONEF) in San Francisco by recognizing some of the remarkable achievements of our portfolio partners.

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Christopher Keefe
Vice President, Marketing & Communications

How is Technology Reinventing Social Impact?

March 13, 2015

We have entered the age of social impact 2.0. Startups, corporations, nonprofits, and government agencies are all working to tackle some of society’s most pressing social challenges at an unprecedented scale. No longer are we working in siloes, taking on small fractions of the problem at a time.

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Sal Giambanco
Partner, Human Capital

What Role Does Wealth Play in Social Change?

January 23, 2015

Silicon Valley is full of successful entrepreneurs who have figured out how to combine vision with capital to solve difficult problems. That proven approach is what built so many companies, from the first personal computers to the latest social networking apps.

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Laura Bacon
Principal, Policy

Open Up?

November 12, 2014

We at Omidyar Network have long advocated the merits of opening government data. Its potential to strengthen governance, drive economic growth, and build trust is attractive for those of us working to improve the relationships between governments and citizens.

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Paula Goldman
Vice President, Global Lead for Impact Investing

How can we advance impact investing worldwide?

September 15, 2014

Fifteen months ago, under the United Kingdom’s Presidency of the G8, Prime Minister Cameron announced the formation of a Social Impact Investment Taskforce led by Sir Ronald Cohen to advance the impact investing market worldwide.

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New Poll Results Confirm Widespread Support for Alaska's Permanent Fund Dividend

Comprehensive survey of cash transfer recipients shows strong, positive attitudes toward nation's most established unconditional cash transfer program.

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Omidyar Network Welcomes LeapFrog as Co-Investor in Cignifi

Omidyar Network is pleased to welcome LeapFrog Investments as co-investors in Cignifi, a big data platform powering large-scale financial inclusion.

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Aadhaar-based businesses catch the eye of impact investors

Roopa Kudva talked with Business Standard about Omidyar Network's investments in businesses using elements of the India Stack.

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