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By Acumen on May 16, 2016

New York, NY – Acumen, the nonprofit global venture fund, announced today the launch of Acumen America, a portfolio of American social enterprises focused on tackling poverty within the United States. Since its founding in 2001, Acumen has invested $101 million to build nearly 100 innovative enterprises...
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By Acumen on February 04, 2016

We are thrilled to announce the selection of the 2016 Regional Fellows in East Africa, India and Pakistan. This year's class of 64 Fellows represents a diverse global community of emerging leaders with the audacity to take on some of the most intractable problems of poverty and the determination to create a more inclusive world. This...
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By Acumen on January 29, 2016

Acumen and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Colombia announced today the first investment in a joint $4 million initiative aimed at generating rural economic growth in Colombia through private-sector investments. Called the Investing for Peace Fund, or Invirtiendo Para la Paz, the...
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