Acumen Fund is a global venture philanthropy fund that has recently refined its strategy for the provision of management support for its investments. The Chief Investment Officer is to review the performance of a portfolio organization and, against the background of the Acumen Fund evolution and renewed focus on management support, is trying to determine how much additional support for an organization that provide significant challenges has. Describes the organization – a small start-up water … Read more »

Acumen Fund is a global venture philanthropy fund that has recently refined its strategy for the provision of management support for its investments. The Chief Investment Officer is to review the performance of a portfolio organization and, against the background of the Acumen Fund evolution and renewed focus on management support, is trying to determine how much additional support for an organization that provide significant challenges has. Describes the organization – a small start-up water filter manufacturers and distributors in rural India – and their goals, performance and management challenges. Describes Acumen Fund approach to investment and management of philanthropic investment in developing countries.
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William F. Meehan III,
Yasmina Zaidman
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
17 pages.
Release Date: 29 March 2005. Prod #: SM139-PDF-ENG
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