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Acumen Announces Nearly $70 Million Close of For-Profit Off-Grid Energy Fund through its subsidiary Acumen Capital Partners

April 17, 2019

The fund, KawiSafi Ventures, is accelerating access to clean energy solutions for low-income populations in East Africa New York, NY – April 17, 2019 – Acumen, the nonprofit that invests philanthropic capital in companies and leaders tackling poverty, today announced the approximately $70 million close of for-profit fund, KawiSafi Ventures, through Acumen Capital Partners. After investing $22 million of patient, philanthropic capital across the off-grid...
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By Acumen on February 28, 2019

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