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Invest Less in White Realization; Invest More in Black and Brown Advantage: A Case Study by Acumen Talent
These ideas evolved in conversation. Primary conversation partners include: Angel L. Lewis, Esq. and Yassin Choye. Conversations with Angel L. Lewis have spanned five years. At Acumen, we’re investors. A different kind of investor. We invest in people and companies working to solve problems for...
Acumen India has invested in S4S Technologies, a company whose solar-powered drying machines are increasing smallholder farmers’ incomes while reducing food waste. THE CHALLENGE: WASTED CROPS In India, smallholder farmers’ incomes depend not only on the amount of crops they have to sell but also...
Acumen has invested in Kheyti, a company whose greenhouses help farmers in India adapt to the effects of climate change. THE CHALLENGE: CLIMATE CHANGE DESTROYING FARMER CROPS About 70 percent of families in rural India—most of whom own less than five acres of land and...
IKEA Social Entrepreneurship and Acumen Academy to Award $50,000 to Social Entrepreneurs in East Africa
Two accelerator participants will each receive $25,000 to help scale their enterprises, in addition to business continuity funding that 75 percent of the cohort received for their work serving vulnerable communities in East Africa. NAIROBI, Kenya, September 14, 2020 -- Jony Meshesha of Green Face...