We focus on innovations providing access to financial services that enable low-income and unbanked customers to build tangible pathways to a secure future.
Acumen America is harnessing the power of entrepreneurship to disrupt poverty in the United States
We build sustainable models to move millions of Americans out of poverty
INVESTING IN UNDERSERVED MARKETS
Nearly 100 million Americans live 2X below the federal poverty line, and the country struggles with socio-economic immobility and inequality. The social safety net is strained and, as a result, millions of hardworking families struggle to get by. The United States is in need of entrepreneurs with new ideas to seize the market opportunity for innovative solutions that tackle systems of poverty.
Capital hasn’t flowed toward innovation in high-need areas such as health, workforce development, and financial services for low-income families.
We back sustainable business models to move millions of Americans out of poverty, by backing business innovations that challenge systems of inequality and improve economic mobility.
Investing in startups with the capacity to make both markets and government systems work better for the poor will generate sustainable, long-term solutions to poverty and build a more inclusive economy for all.
HOW WE INVEST
Seed and Series A Investments
We make $100-750K investments to help early-stage companies validate assumptions, bring products and services to market, and begin to scale.
We reserve capital early on in the investing process in order to enable us to provide follow-on capital to top-performing portfolio companies.
Access to Expertise
Our companies have access to our expertise and a network of advisors with deep insight into sectors, channels and customers in these communities.
We offer active post-investment support and guidance in the areas of strategy, governance, customer insights and fundraising.
Our partners share our belief that business has an essential role to play in addressing the complex challenges of our time.Join Us
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