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September 14, 2020

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...
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Applying Acumen’s Principles to Address COVID-19

By Madeleine Schachter, Acumen Partner, Artist & Assistant Professor at Weill Cornell Medicine on August 25, 2020

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August 17, 2020

Acumen has exited Orb Energy, a company bringing affordable rooftop solar energy to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in India. In 2011, Acumen became Orb Energy’s first institutional investor. At the time, the company focused on providing off-grid solar home systems to low-income households in...
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August 11, 2020

Acumen has invested in MindRight Health, a health tech company increasing access to inclusive mental health support for low-income youth of color with its text-message-based coaching service. THE CHALLENGE In the United States, low-income youth experience frightening or threatening situations—from financial hardship to physical violence—with...
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These Times.

By Jacqueline Novogratz on June 03, 2020

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May 08, 2020

Dear Acumen friends, A month after Acumen’s 19th turn around the sun and the launch of both Jacqueline’s profound book Manifesto for a Moral Revolution: Practices to Build a Better World and Acumen Academy, we, the Board of Acumen, are proud to recognize the extraordinary...
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May 04, 2020

“Wise and optimistic…provides a benevolent tonic for those looking to rise above the troubled waters of the age and embrace the ‘beautiful struggle’ of rebuilding our broken world. An inspiringly hopeful book.” —Kirkus Reviews “An urgent manifesto about what it means to stand with the...
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