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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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Masha Lisak
Manager, Intellectual Capital

Understanding Learning Experience at IkamvaYouth

July 13, 2017

IkamvaYouth staff were stumped. Why were high numbers of learners unable to meet the minimum 75% attendance requirement of their after-school tutoring programs?

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Why We Invested: Bridge International Academies

July 12, 2017

In this new video, learn why we invested in Bridge International Academies, an organization working to improve student learning outcomes in underserved communities in Africa and India.

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Purpose-driven finance finds its place in India

In the recently released Impact investing: Purpose-driven finance finds its place in India, McKinsey & Company examines the increasingly robust impact

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Announcement

MissionU Welcomes Its First Class and an $8.5M Series A Round

MissionU, a one year intensive program providing students with practical skills for the professional world, today announced that it has raised $8.5 million in a Series A round.

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Announcement

South Africa Media Innovation Program (SAMIP) launched by Open Society Foundation of South Africa (OSF-SA), Omidyar Network and Media Development Investment Fund

The South Africa Media Innovation Program (SAMIP) will provide dedicated funding and capacity building support to independent media in the country.

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