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Reporters Without Borders Launches Forbidden Stories Project

October 31, 2017

Our investee Reporters Without Borders launched Forbidden Stories, a project that aims to secure the data and information of threatened journalists and, when journalists are arrested or killed, to continue and publish their investigative reporting.

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Omidyar Network joins the Partnership on AI

October 19, 2017

Omidyar Network is pleased to announce that we have joined the Partnership on AI.

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Children of the financial crisis spark a shift from bank to payment accounts

October 18, 2017

Arjuna Costa talked with Payments Source about Omidyar Network’s recent investment in Chime, a company that uses payment accounts to encourage savings and financial health through steep discounts and incentives.

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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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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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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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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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