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Roy Steiner
Senior Director, Learning & Impact

Three Ways to Improve Learning

August 14, 2017

As we expand and sharpen our learning capacities at Omidyar Network I have been doing a lot of reading about the latest research on what actually helps us learn.

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Isabelle Hau
Venture Partner

Why We Invested: Tinkergarten

August 8, 2017

Tinkergarten is taking education technology outdoors, supporting a play-based, early learning movement that is helping thousands of children in nearly every US state become more ready for kindergarten.

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Founder’s Corner: Scott Heiferman of Meetup on change-oriented mindsets and late stage startup lessons

August 7, 2017

Scott Heiferman is the founder and CEO of Meetup, home to the world’s largest network of local community groups.

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Alexandre Lazarow
Principal, Investments

Why We Invested: Kin Insurance

July 27, 2017

For many American families, homes are their single biggest financial asset and a primary way to save and build wealth. Learn why we invested in Kin, a company using an innovative online insurance platform to simplify the home insurance process.

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Founder’s Corner: Jessie Woolley-Wilson on reimagining learning and startup strength through purpose

July 24, 2017

DreamBox Learning’s CEO and president Jessie Woolley-Wilson joins host and Omidyar Network partner Shripriya Mahesh for episode three of the Founder’s Corner podcast.

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Roy Steiner
Senior Director, Learning & Impact

Not So Super Chickens: Creating a Culture of Learning

July 21, 2017

To kick-off Season 2 of my Friday Learning Notes series, I would like to share some insights about a dynamic and integral dimension of a learning organization: culture.

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Lauren Booker Allen
Senior Manager, Impact Investing
&
Ryan Alam
Summer Associate, Impact Investing at Omidyar Network

Why We Invested: The Impact Management Project

July 19, 2017

Learn why we invested in the Impact Management Project, an ambitious effort led by Bridges Impact+ to facilitate a global conversation, coalescing over 700 practitioners across geographies and disciplines  to build consensus about what is relevant when we talk about and manage impact.

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Alexandre Lazarow
Principal, Investments

Why We Invested: Alliance for Financial Inclusion

July 17, 2017

A big differentiator of Omidyar Network’s approach to investments is our hybrid model.

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Roy Steiner
Senior Director, Learning & Impact

Looking Back at What We’ve Learned

July 14, 2017

As the senior director of learning and impact at Omidyar Network, I’m passionate about our journey to cultivate learning processes and a learning culture that increases our impact.

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Isabelle Hau
Venture Partner
&
Ashley Beckner
Principal, Investments

Why We Invested: DonorsChoose.org

July 14, 2017

We believe there are few better paths to opportunity and a bright future than a good education, and that an education that begins early in a child’s life sets the tone for everything that follows.

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Announcement

Swarna Pragati raises INR 500 million in debt funding from State Bank of India

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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Article

Newslaundry and Teamwork Arts join forces to host The Media Rumble

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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Announcement

Tinkergarten raises $5.4 Million Series A to deepen its presence in 48 US states and increase the number of children learning outside

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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