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Jenny Johnston
Associate, Investments

Unit Economics: A “Must Have” at All Stages of a Startup

April 2, 2018

Jenny Johnston and Alex Lazarow interview the CFO of Zoona, a mobile payments company in Africa.

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Ashley Beckner
Principal, Investments
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Isabelle Hau
Investment Partner

Why We Invested: 4.0 Schools Expands to Include Breakthrough Ideas for Early Learners

March 23, 2018

4.0 Schools connects, coaches, and invests in people who want to test a breakthrough education idea and pilot it with students and families.

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Chris Jurgens
Director, Impact Investing
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Robynn Steffen
Senior Manager, Impact Investing

Advancing the Roadmap for Impact Investing

March 22, 2018

As the impact investing movement rounds the corner into its second decade, organizations across the industry are taking stock in how far we’ve come — and indeed, there has been remarkable progress — and identifying with increasingly clarity what work remains to be done.

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4 Ways to Tackle the Invisible Problem of Property Rights

March 21, 2018

There are more than 1 billion invisible people around the world. They live on the fringes of society, unknown to their country and the formal economy.

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Smita Aggarwal
Director, Investments
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Ken Miller
Venture Partner

Why We Invested: ZineOne

March 20, 2018

ZineOne is a next generation customer engagement hub that provides banks and retailers with the ability to engage with their customers in real time, in a highly contextual and personalized manner.

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Matt Bannick
Former Managing Partner

Our New Managing Partner

March 14, 2018

Earlier today, Pierre Omidyar announced the appointment of a new managing partner for Omidyar Network, Mike Kubzansky.

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Ory Okolloh
Director, Investments

What is next for the media eco-system in Kenya?

It is no secret that the media industry in Kenya is going through challenging times.   While in the past, Kenya’s media has frequently been cited as the strongest in East Africa, thanks to constitutional protections for freedom of the press, a broad plu

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Ory Okolloh
Director, Investments

Reducing the Spread of Misinformation in Africa | Why We Invested: Africa Check

We live in a growing environment of public mistrust, especially when it comes to the media, and the explosion of the number of sources of information makes deciphering what is factual, what is misinformation, and what is propaganda increasingly difficult.

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Isabelle Hau
Investment Partner
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Charles Best
CEO, DonorsChoose.org

Four Learnings from Omidyar Network and DonorsChoose.org Early Learning Innovation Challenge

March 2, 2018

Through an Early Learning Innovation Challenge, Omidyar Network and DonorsChoose.org asked pre-K teachers to submit their most creative project ideas for using technology in their classrooms.

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Largest-ever Survey on Aadhaar Provides Data-Driven Insights on Key Aspects of Exclusion, Privacy and Data Quality

IDinsight, a global development analytics firm working across India, today released the State of Aadhaar Report 2017-18.

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NPX Launches a New, Better Way to Donate that Ensures Impact for Donors and Enables Investors to Invest in Nonprofits

NPX, a company reinventing how the nonprofit sector is financed, today announced the launch of the first donor fund to ensure impact for every dollar donated.

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Odisha government rolls out "world's largest" slum land rights project

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik formally handed over land titles to 2,000 urban slum dwellers as part of the world’s largest slum land titling initiative on May 7.

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