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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    Providing training and formal sector jobs for youth in rural India. [READ MORE]

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    Ignis Careers

    English-language curriculum and teacher training for low-cost private primary and middle schools in India. [READ MORE]

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    Enabling livelihoods for informal sector laborers in India [READ MORE]

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    SEED manages low-cost private schools to improve operations and instruction in India. [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.


Exited Companies

from our portfolio


Leverage in follow-on capital

or co- investment for every $1 donated


Million Cash Returned

To Acumen from our investments


Million in follow-on

and co-investment capital raised