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Acumen Fund is a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty. Its aim is to help build financially sustainable and scalable organizations that deliver affordable critical goods and services that improve the lives of the poor. Acumen Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in New York, with regional offices in India, Kenya and Pakistan. Acumen Fund was incorporated on April 1, 2001, with seed capital from the Rockefeller Foundation, Cisco Systems Foundation and three individual philanthropists. Acumen Fund’s investors and advisors have grown to include a wide range of individuals and organizations including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Google.org and the Skoll Foundation. Jacqueline Novogratz is the founder and CEO of Acumen Fund. Acumen Fund uses patient capital to build transformative businesses. The fund makes disciplined investments – loans or equity, not grants – that yield both financial and social...
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