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By Acumen on August 25, 2006

Acumen Fund Advisory Council Member, Dr. Seth Berkley is President and founder of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI).  IAVI is a global non-profit organization focused on accelerating the search for a vaccine to prevent HIV infection and AIDS. Their biennial flagship publication, AIDS Vaccine...
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Calling for creative partnerships

By Acumen on August 23, 2006

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The power of the internet, the reach of the cellphone

By Acumen on August 17, 2006

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On The Ground

By Acumen on August 14, 2006

The Case Foundation is currently spotlighting the work of Acumen Fund investee IDE-India. The article, written by The Skoll Foundation, highlights the ethos - core to IDE-India and Acumen Fund's work - of recognizing the poor as customers, who want affordable, effective products. Enjoy.
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On The Ground

By Acumen on August 09, 2006

Our water portfolio team recently held a series of meetings in Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and West Bengal to explore the role that microfinance organizations could play in providing credit for water products and services. One group in West Bengal asked us why the poor in...
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Remarkable People

Dr. Venkataswamy: a rare life remembered

By Jacqueline Novogratz on August 07, 2006

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Ringing the NASDAQ bell from India

By Jacqueline Novogratz on August 03, 2006

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On The Ground

Yasmina writing from Delhi... Mumbai train bombings

By Acumen on July 28, 2006

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Remarkable People

By Jacqueline Novogratz on July 27, 2006

Check out this piece on Venture Philanthropy Partners that highlights six years of hard earned successes in building local community institutions in Washington, DC using a venture capital-like approach. Mario Morino is a friend of Acumen Fund and an extraordinary leader. I share the article...
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Our World

By Acumen on July 24, 2006

As the Housing Portfolio manager, I am constantly excited to see the entrepreneurialism of residents of slums, who are taking initiative to improve their own lives. A case in point was the striking presence of residents of slums themselves at this year's World Urban Forum...
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