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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, NY, US
Employee Ratings4.2

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Employees (est.) (Jul 2021)378(+5%)
Job Openings10
Revenue (FY, 2017)$28.8 M(-2%)
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Key People/Management at Acumen

Cristina Ljungberg

Cristina Ljungberg

Board Member
C. Hunter Boll

C. Hunter Boll

Board Member
Jacqueline Novogratz

Jacqueline Novogratz

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Amon Anderson

Amon Anderson

America Director
Julius Gaudio

Julius Gaudio

Board Member
Margo Alexander

Margo Alexander

Board Member
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Acumen Office Locations

Acumen has offices in New York, Bogotá, Mumbai, Nairobi and in 3 other locations
New York, NY, US (HQ)
40 Worth St
Bogotá, CO
Carrera 7 No. 84A – 29 Edificio Empresarial La Cabrera Oficina 502
Mumbai, IN
203 Dheeraj Plaza Hill Road, Bandra West
Nairobi, KE
Waiyaki Way
Lagos, NG
18 Sikiru Alade Oloko Cres, Lekki Phase I
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

Meet the 2020 Acumen Fellows

Acumen is excited to introduce you to our largest and most geographically diverse cohort of Fellows ever. They are 156 leaders with the character and determination to drive transformative change across the globe. This year we’re excited to introduce Fellows from our new programs in Bangladesh, Spain…

Is the Energy Access Sector Delivering on its Promise to Low-Income Communities?

With over a quarter of a billion people gaining access to energy from off-grid products over the last decade and a six-fold increase in capital invested in the sector from 2012 ($21 million) to 2018 ($352 million), it’s hard to resist celebrating the extraordinary accomplishments of the energy acces…

FMO Joins Acumen’s Pioneer Energy Investment Initiative, surpassing $20M goal

Acumen is excited to announce that FMO, the Dutch entrepreneurial development bank, has invested $2.8 million into Acumen’s Pioneer Energy Investment Initiative (PEII), surpassing the PEII’s goal of raising $20 million to bridge the funding gap in off-grid energy and accelerate energy access across …

A New Partner in Building Acumen East Africa’s Fellowship Program

Every year, Acumen’s East Africa Fellows Program brings together extraordinary individuals from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Burundi, and South Sudan, and equips them with the knowledge, support system and practical wisdom to drive positive change in society. Since 2012, we have gradua…

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.
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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 Cristina Ljungberg, C. Hunter Boll and Jacqueline Novogratz.

  • How many employees does Acumen have?

    Acumen has 378 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 $76.1 k.

  • Who are Acumen competitors?

    Competitors of Acumen include Southern Tier Independence Center, Didlake and Irish Cancer Society.

  • Where is Acumen headquarters?

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

  • Where are Acumen offices?

    Acumen has offices in New York, Bogotá, Mumbai, Nairobi and in 3 other locations.

  • How many offices does Acumen have?

    Acumen has 7 offices.