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Why We Invested: Siyavula

October 9, 2017

The Siyavula Practice uses powerful and sophisticated machine learning to meet all students where they are, and helps take them on a progressive learning journey.

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Isabelle Hau
Venture Partner

Future of Work = Early Learning Today

October 4, 2017

The rapid development of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning is already disrupting our notions of work and education, and as AI grows more powerful it will dramatically change the skills employers seek and employees need.

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Founder’s Corner: Yancey Strickler of Kickstarter shares lessons learned on hiring, growth, and leading through well-defined values

September 26, 2017

In this episode of Founder’s Corner, Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler joins the show for a conversation that dives deep into the origin story of the company that transformed crowdfunding and community building.

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Yuliya Panfil
Associate, Investments

Why We Invested: The Amazon Conservation Team

September 21, 2017

When thinking about where and when to invest, we look closely at windows of opportunity, during which our engagement can have an outsized and catalytic impact. Such a window presented itself to us this spring in Colombia.

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Why We Invested: MissionU

September 13, 2017

MissionU aims to fill the education gap by providing an intensive one-year program that represents a new approach to career-based post-secondary education — an approach Omidyar Network is supporting through our new investment in this education pioneer.

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Reid Hoffman on early-stage KPIs, product-market fit, and evaluating talent

September 11, 2017

Renowned Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor Reid Hoffman joins the Founder’s Corner podcast for a lively conversation on management, product strategy, and hard lessons he learned early in his career.

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Roy Steiner
Senior Director, Learning & Impact

“Yes, and…”

September 7, 2017

During one of our Intellectual Capital team’s recent retreats, we had an improv session that forced us out of our comfort zones through a set of interactive and often humorous exercises. The activity was a lot of fun, but what was surprising about this team building session was how applicable it was to our learning processes.

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Robynn Steffen
Senior Manager, Impact Investing
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McKenzie Smith
Program Manager, Impact Investing

Where the Wealthy Walk the Walk | Why We Invested: Toniic

September 5, 2017

We're pleased to announce a renewed investment in an organization that is helping smooth the path for HNWIs eager to walk the walk on impact investing: Toniic.

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Jeremy Johnson of Andela on transforming hiring to build better companies

August 22, 2017

Jeremy Johnson is the cofounder and CEO of Andela, a startup that is revolutionizing talent distribution in engineering by finding and placing Africa’s brightest developers to help tech giants build better products faster than ever.

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At 50, Roopa Kudva changed her career path to make social impact with Omidyar Network

Roopa Kudva talked with YourStory about her career path, opportunities she sees in the Indian market, and Omidyar Network's new report, Innovating for the Next Half Billion.

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Announcement

Thomson Reuters Foundation expands coverage of cities

The Thomson Reuters Foundation will be expanding its property rights coverage with the addition of Citiscope, an online platform created to help cities work better for all people through the power of independent journalism.

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Announcement

ParentPowered raise $2.65M in Seed Funding to Build ‘On-Demand Library for Parenting Tips’

ParentPowered, an organization creating accessible tools to support effective parenting, has raised $2.65 million in funding led by Omidyar Network.

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