Acumen is a nonprofit global venture fund. Acumen invests in early stage companies tackling poverty. Since our first energy investment in 2007, we have invested $22.3 million across 21 companies. These companies have raised $210 million in follow-on capital. Over 85 million lives have been impacted across 60+ countries in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. In 2017, Acumen launched the Pioneer Energy Investment Initiative investing in, supporting, and scaling innovative energy companies providing access to electricity in the poorest markets.
Efficiency for Access Coalition and Acumen launch Investor Network to drive capital towards productive uses of energy
A message from Leslie Labruto, Associate Director, Global Energy at Acumen.