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Beyond aid: Insights from Social Capital Markets on achieving the SDGs

October 18, 2017

Devex's Catherine Cheney recaps highlights from last week's SOCAP conference in San Francisco and highlights how capital can be deployed in service of the SDGs. 

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Lendable announces $6.5M in Series A funding round

October 11, 2017

Lendable, the first technology-enabled deal platform designed specifically for alternative lenders in frontier markets, today announces $6.5 million in Series A funding.

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6 ways social media has become a direct threat to democracy

October 9, 2017

Pierre Omidyar outlines his key concerns about the dangerous influence social media is having on democracy.

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Salesforce Ventures Introduces New $50 Million Impact Investment Fund

October 3, 2017

Congratulations to Salesforce Ventures on the launch of their $50 million Impact Fund. We look forward to continuing to provide support to and co-investing with the team.

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Transerve Technologies raises $1.6 mn from IL&FS and Omidyar Network

September 27, 2017

More than 200 million people in India lack secure property rights, and Transerve Technology, which works with cities to provide affordable tech solutions to infrastructure management issues, can play a critical role in solving this issue.

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Chime Announces $18 Million Series B to Accelerate Growth; Surpasses 500,000 Bank Accounts

September 27, 2017

Chime, a leader in mobile banking that helps members avoid fees and automate their finances, today announces $18 million in Series B financing.

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DoSomething.org Mobilizing Millions of Young People to Vote and Take Civic Action with New Initiatives

September 26, 2017

Initiatives including new ’18 in 18’ campaign funded with $8m from Omidyar Network, LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman and MacArthur Foundation

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Purpose-driven finance finds its place in India

September 14, 2017

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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MissionU welcomes its first class and an $8.5M series A round

September 14, 2017

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

August 29, 2017

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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Why We Invested: World Bank Group Identification for Development (ID4D) Multi-donor Trust Fund

December 12, 2017

Participating in modern society and the digital economy increasingly relies on the ability to prove who we are.

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How can Tech Platforms enable a new Early Childhood Workforce?

December 11, 2017

One-third of children are entering kindergarten not ready. How can we support early childhood entrepreneurs to catalyze quality early learning, so that every child will reach his or her full potential?

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