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Chris Jurgens
Director, Impact Investing

Why We Invested : Global Steering Group for Impact Investment

February 21, 2018

Is impact investing reaching a tipping point? Multiple signs point to growing momentum.

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Salmana Ahmed
Associate, Investments

In Pursuit of Fair and Accountable AI | Why We Invested: The AI Now Institute

February 21, 2018

“How will artificial intelligence become part of our lives?”

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Matt Bannick
Former Managing Partner
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Tracy Palandjian
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Social Finance

A Landmark Moment for Pay for Success | 3 for 3: Enacting the Recommendations in Private Capital, Public Good

February 19, 2018

Earlier this month, Congress passed bipartisan legislation that has significant implications for the Pay for Success (PFS) movement.

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Roy Steiner
Senior Director, Learning & Impact
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Eshanthi Ranasinghe
Manager

How to Learn From the Future

February 15, 2018

Omidyar Network’s Intellectual Capital team serves as our in-house strategy, research, and impact group, working for our initiatives and investees, and helping us to cultivate our firm’s commitment to learning.

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Khuram Hussain
Principal, Investments
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Andrew Clarke
Principal, Policy

Making Budgets More Transparent and Accessible at the Local Level | Why We Invested: International Budget Partnership

February 13, 2018

Government budgets are at the core of development. By establishing public spending priorities, they are the government’s most powerful economic tool to meet the needs of its people, especially those who are poor and marginalized.

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Paula Goldman
Vice President and Global Lead, Tech and Society Solutions Lab

#GeeksForHumanity | Announcing the Tech and Society Solutions Lab

February 8, 2018

At Omidyar Network, we fundamentally believe in the power of technology to deliver enormous benefits for humanity -- but we have also become increasingly concerned with the growing number of unintended consequences we have seen emerge.

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Chris Jurgens
Director, Impact Investing

Driving Pay for Success as a Vehicle for Systems Change | Why We Invested: Social Finance

February 7, 2018

Across the United States, government-funded social service programs are critical in serving many of our most vulnerable populations. And innovative nonprofits delivering these services can have transformative impact on people’s lives.

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Alissa Black
Director, Investments

Building Trust: How data can help the police to better serve our communities | Why We Invested: Elucd

February 4, 2018

Trust between law enforcement agencies and the people they protect is essential in a democracy. It is key to the stability of our communities, the integrity of our criminal justice system, and the safe and effective delivery of policing services.

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Kitty von Bertele
Associate at Omidyar Network

Closing the Democracy Gap | Why We Invested: Campaign Bootcamp

February 1, 2018

Democratic participation in the UK is dominated by privileged communities, which matters because the majority of injustices and inequalities occur against those who are already marginalized.

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Kitty von Bertele
Associate at Omidyar Network
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Announcement

High-Volume Recruitment Start-Up Giraffe Closes Second Funding Round

Giraffe, the automated high-volume recruitment start-up, announced that it has closed a second round of equity funding.

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Researchers to Put Facebook's Role in Elections Under Magnifying Glass

Omidyar Network is joining six other funders to support a new initiative to study Facebook's role in elections and democracy.

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Facebook announces commission to examine social media's effects on elections

Omidyar Network has joined an effort to fund a new initiative that will enable independent researchers to perform an assessment of the role that Facebook plays in elections.

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