Acumen invests patient capital in businesses whose products and services have a social impact in Africa, Latin America and South Asia.

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Apart from social impact investing, Acumen is also developing a global community of emerging leaders with the knowledge, skills and determination to create a more inclusive world.

About the business

Acumen is a non-profit venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty.


The company was founded by Jacqueline Novogratz in 2001. In 2015, Acumen was named one of Fast Company’s Top 10 Most Innovative Not-for-Profit Companies.

About the owners and the team

Headquartered in New York City, Acumen is run by a team of around 500 employees including Ayesha Khan, CEO and founder of the company.

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