Acumen started as an idea. Now our investments have impacted over 100 million people.

From banks in rural Pakistan supporting low-income farmers to ambulances in Mumbai with a mandate to “serve all” regardless of income, our companies are solving some of the world’s toughest social problems.

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    Cacao de Colombia

    A Colombia-based producer and marketer of premium chocolate sourcing its cocoa beans from local farmers in post-conflict areas. [READ MORE]

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    SiembraViva

    Connecting Colombian smallholder farmers selling organic produce to customers in cities through a logistics and e-commerce platform. [READ MORE]

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    Wasi Organics

    An organic food company sourcing ingredients from Andean smallholder farmers. [READ MORE]

Patient capital that dares to go where markets have failed and aid has fallen short

As a non-profit, we raise charitable donations that allow us to make patient long-term debt or equity investments in early-stage companies providing reliable and affordable access to agricultural inputs, quality education, clean energy, healthcare services, formal housing, and safe drinking water to low-income customers.

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Investment Performance

Creating catalytic and financially sustainable enterprises

Our investment approach helps prove new business models, attracts new investment capital, and helps catalyze new markets that serve the poor. Financial returns generated from our investments are recycled back into Acumen.

5:1

Leverage in follow-on capital

or co- investment for every $1 donated

$22

Million Cash Returned

To Acumen from our investments

$522

Million in follow-on

and co-investment capital raised

23

Exited Companies

from our portfolio