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Knight Foundation, Omidyar Network and LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman create…

MIT Media Lab and Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center to be anchor institutionsMIAMI, Jan. 10, 2017 – Recognizing the vast potential of artificial intelligence to affect the public interest, the John S. and James L. Knight…

Martin Tisné Discusses Recently Launched Ethics and Governance of Artificial…

Martin Tisné spoke with Cheddar TV regarding the new fund started by Knight Foundation, Omidyar Network, and LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman to research artificial intelligence for the public interest. Watch a segment…

Omidyar Network invests $2.9M in new Latin American Alliance for Civic…

Alliance to be run by Fundación Avina and will be the next iteration of the Accelerator Fund for Civic Innovation – the key funder of civic tech innovation in Latin AmericaREDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 16, 2017. Omidyar…

Newslaundry and Teamwork Arts join forces to host The Media Rumble

The Media Rumble, an annual event hosted by Omidyar Network’s investee Newslaundry and Teamwork Arts, attracted senior Indian journalists and renowned global media influencers for discussions on traditional and…

Omidyar Network Funds Project On Government Oversight with $1M Grant to…

July 15, 2010, REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Omidyar Network today announced a grant commitment of up to $1 million to the Project On Government Oversight (POGO).  POGO will use the grant to increase its coverage of critical…

Omidyar Network Supports Fact-Checking in Africa with Grant to Africa Check

JOHANNESBURG and REDWOOD CITY, Calif.,  (8 April, 2014) – Omidyar Network announced today a grant of up to USD $250k to Africa Check, a Johannesburg-based nonprofit that promotes accuracy in public debate and media…

Kitty von Bertele

Kitty focuses on policy, advocacy, and related investments in Europe.Prior to joining Luminate, Kitty was at the UK Department for International Development, where she developed and implemented their digital strategy. Before…

Olena Boytsun

Olena leads our investment activities in Central and Eastern Europe, including Ukraine, Georgia, and the Baltics.Before joining Luminate, Olena established and built the post-Soviet region’s network and portfolio within…

Pat Christen

Pat is a Managing Director of The Omidyar Group (TOG), acting as a Senior Adviser to Pierre and Pam Omidyar and serving on the boards of multiple TOG organisations, including Luminate.  Pat was previously President and…

Barb Mickits

Barb is a Senior Manager at Luminate and develops engaging content across all our impact areas. She also leads our web and social media strategies. Prior to joining Luminate, Barb was Assistant to the Secretary and an…
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