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November 18, 2020

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...
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October 28, 2020

Acumen has invested in Bridge, a fintech company paving the way to financial stability for Americans with its unique fee-free banking services. THE CHALLENGE: EXPENSIVE AND EXCLUSIONARY BANKING More than 63 million Americans do not have access to affordable banking services. Big traditional banks often...
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By Madeleine Schachter, Acumen Partner, Artist & Assistant Professor at Weill Cornell Medicine on August 25, 2020

As the year began, no one could have anticipated the havoc wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic. As of this writing, more than 809,000 people have died and 23.4 million have been afflicted worldwide. In the United States, low-income people and people of color have been...
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August 20, 2020

Acumen America has invested in Zing Health, a health insurance plan ensuring underserved Senior Citizens have access to better care. THE CHALLENGE: Disparities in Access to Quality Healthcare for Seniors Americans enrolled in Medicare are covered by one of two health insurance plans: original Medicare,...
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