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Masha Lisak
Manager, Intellectual Capital

Lean Data Discoveries: Dr. Consulta

June 2, 2017

Our investee Dr. Consulta gained a deeper understanding of their patients’ needs using Acumen's Lean Data Project.

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Roy Steiner
Senior Director, Learning & Impact

Becoming Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

June 1, 2017

No one likes being uncomfortable.

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Robynn Steffen
Senior Manager, Impact Investing

Maximizing Impact: Twilio.org Launches New Fund

May 25, 2017

Omidyar Network partners with Twilio to launch the Twilio.org Impact Fund, supporting nonprofits and social enterprises that are accelerating impact through communications technologies.

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Rob Veres
Venture Partner

Why We Invested: Bunker

May 18, 2017

A frequent topic in the robust discussion of the future of work is the 

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Anamitra Deb
Director, Intellectual Capital
&
Tracy Williams
Senior Manager, Intellectual Capital

How Listening to Consumers Can Help Bridge the Digital Divide and Build a Currency of Trust in Financial Services in India

May 17, 2017

Vikas is a vegetable farmer and trader in rural Maharashtra, India. Every day, before heading to the market, he takes photos of his daily yield of produce and sends them to a few wholesalers using WhatsApp.

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Eliza Erikson
Venture Partner

From Paper to Practice: Using Technology to Accelerate Education in Brazil — A Partnership between Lemann Foundation and Omidyar Network

May 17, 2017

By Eliza Erikson, Venture Partner, Omidyar Network and Denis Mizne, Executive Director, Lemann Foundation

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Roy Steiner
Senior Director, Learning & Impact

Why Good Intentions Aren’t Enough

May 11, 2017

Even when our goal is to create positive change, we sometimes spend a lot of resources to accomplish little or even make things worse.

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Ory Okolloh
Director, Investments

Empowering Nigerians to Fight Corruption

Ory Okolloh shares why we invested in two Nigeria-based organizations   that are tackling corruption and the lack of transparency around the expenditure of public funds.

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Isabelle Hau
Venture Partner
&
Ashley Beckner
Principal, Investments

The Role of Innovation and Technology in Early Learning: An Important Conversation for ASU GSV and Beyond

May 3, 2017

Isabelle Hau and Ashley Beckner share insights on the potential of innovation and technology to transform early childhood experiences.

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Alexandre Lazarow
Principal, Investments

Why We Invested: GuiaBolso

May 1, 2017

Alex Lazarow shares why we invested in GuiaBolso, a personal finance company in Brazil, and reflects on their latest success.

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Roopa Kudva shares insights on @OpenEdAI's Education HackWeek & its potential to address challenges in education: t.co/D9E0tDt2Sg

Article

Addressing Challenges in Education with Artificial Intelligence

Roopa Kudva was quoted in Hindustan Times about Omidyar Network’s support of AI for Education HackWeek.

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Announcement

U.S. Impact Investing Alliance Launches to Scale the Practice of Impact Investing

We are pleased to support the U.S. Alliance on Impact Investing as it works to catalyze the flow of impact capital and growing the impact investing movement globally.

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Announcement

Our View on Developments at Ushahidi

We condemn all forms of workplace intimidation and harassment and believe all individuals must be treated with dignity and respect. 

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