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David Sasaki

Principal of Investments

Omidyar Network

As principal of investments, David develops Omidyar Network’s government transparency portfolio in Latin America, focusing on Brazil and Mexico. He makes investments in for-profit and nonprofit organizations that enable civic participation and promote greater transparency and accountability in government.

David joined Omidyar Network in 2011 after advising Open Society Foundations on investment opportunities and emerging technology-related policy issues in Latin America. Previously, he directed research at the Technology for Transparency Network. David was also the founding director of Rising Voices, an initiative of Global Voices, which promotes the use of citizen media and Internet technologies in under-represented communities worldwide.

David earned a BS in political science, with concentrations in Latin American and third world studies, from the University of California, San Diego. He frequently speaks and writes about issues related to technology, innovation, governance, and journalism.