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Acumen is a non-profit venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty. It is focused on companies that provide agricultural inputs, quality education, clean energy, healthcare services, formal housing, safe drinking water, and sanitation services to low-income customers.

HQNew York, US
Employee Ratings4.4

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2019)302
Job Openings1
Revenue (FY, 2017)$28.8 M(-2%)

Key People/Management at Acumen

Jacqueline Novogratz

Jacqueline Novogratz

CEO and Founder

Acumen Office Locations

Acumen has offices in New York, San Francisco, Bogotá, Mumbai and in 4 other locations
New York, US (HQ)
40 Worth St
San Francisco, US
444 Spear St #213
Bogotá, CO
Carrera 7 No. 84A – 29 Edificio Empresarial La Cabrera Oficina 502
Mumbai, IN
203 Dheeraj Plaza Hill Road, Bandra West
Nairobi, KE
1st Floor, Cape Office Park Opposite Yaya Centre, Ring Road, Kilimani
Karachi, PK
1st Commercial Lane Shahbaz Commercial Area Phase VI, DHA
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Acumen Financials and Metrics

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Acumen Revenue

Acumen's revenue was reported to be $28.78 m in FY, 2017 which is a 2.7% decrease from the previous period.

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Acumen Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

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Acumen Canada
Acumen India
Acumen India Trust
Acumen Pakistan

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Acumen News and Updates

Acumen (ALCP) Invests in SUNCOLOMBIA

Acumen LatAm Capital Partners made an undisclosed investment in SUNCOLOMBIA, a Colombian solar energy company providing access to reliable energy in rural areas. (Press Release) Acumen Latam Capital Partners LLC-… The post Acumen (ALCP) Invests in SUNCOLOMBIA appeared first on LAVCA | The Associatio…

Acumen Introduces Digital Rearview Mirror Dashcam, Helps Save Lives and Protect Property

WALNUT, Calif., Sept. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Acumen Robot Intelligence (ARI), a Los Angeles based firm focused on developing intelligent in-vehicle digital products to decrease injuries and property damage due to car accidents, has announced its new line of digital rearview mirror...

Canadians Split Between Trudeau and Scheer on Economic Acumen

Canadians Split Between Trudeau and Scheer on Economic Acumen

In a first, Grameen and Acumen raise Rs 10 Cr credit facility for social impact companies via SDG bonds

Grameen Impact Investments and Acument raised the credit facility for five workforce and skill development social enterprises via India's first sustainable development goals (SDG) bond.

Grameen, Acumen raise funding through SDG bonds for social firms

The fund will help train and improve the skills of 20,000 youth, with the goal of creating employment for at least 70% of them.SDGs are a universal call to action to end poverty, conserve the environment, and ensure peace and prosperity

RICOH Acumen delivers a new level of project ownership and business intelligence to Relativity users

NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Ricoh USA, Inc. today unveiled RICOH Acumen, a tool designed to help Relativity users drive efficiencies in their review process and take more ownership over their environment. RICOH Acumen provides advanced business analytics that go above and...
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Acumen Blogs

Delivering Change

Yogesh Kumar and the Women Driving Women’s Equality in India. The post Delivering Change appeared first on Acumen.

My Life. My Choice.

One leader’s pursuit for passion in children’s education in India. The post My Life. My Choice. appeared first on Acumen.


On August 16th, more than 1.700 business leaders convened at the 4th Colombian Business Congress and 75th Assembly of the National Association of Industrialists (“ANDI”). The event featured topics ranging from the national and international economy, the fourth industrial revolution, circular economi…

Exit Strategy: How Cashing Out Can Move Us Closer to Universal Energy Access

The post Exit Strategy: How Cashing Out Can Move Us Closer to Universal Energy Access appeared first on Acumen.

Acumen Invests in Promethean Power Systems

Acumen has invested $1 million in Promethean Power Systems, a company producing off-grid rural milk chillers in India.  Access to reliable power supply remains a challenge in rural India: in 2018, an average of only six of India’s 29 states had 24-hour power supply in rural areas. The lack of energy…

West Africa Acumen Fellows Reflect on Year One

We sat in the room in silence—20 stares and 20 smiles bounded in curiosity. The facilitator asked the group, “Why are we here?” The Fellows smiled, their eyes fired up, and the journey began. It was the first day of the West Africa Fellows program, where 20 ordinary individuals doing the extraordina…
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Acumen Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Acumen founded?

    Acumen was founded in 2001.

  • Who are Acumen key executives?

    Acumen's key executives are Jacqueline Novogratz.

  • How many employees does Acumen have?

    Acumen has 302 employees.

  • What is Acumen revenue?

    Latest Acumen annual revenue is $28.8 m.

  • What is Acumen revenue per employee?

    Latest Acumen revenue per employee is $95.3 k.

  • Who are Acumen competitors?

    Competitors of Acumen include OurCommunity, Diversity VC and GrantBook.

  • Where is Acumen headquarters?

    Acumen headquarters is located at 40 Worth St, New York.

  • Where are Acumen offices?

    Acumen has offices in New York, San Francisco, Bogotá, Mumbai and in 4 other locations.

  • How many offices does Acumen have?

    Acumen has 8 offices.