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.