Category Archives: Acumen Fund

Another face of Pakistan

I had the chance to spend last week in Karachi for the final round selection for the inaugural class of Acumen’s new Pakistan Fellows program.  From more than 500 applicants from all corners of this country of 175 million people, … Continue reading

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Investing in leaders and ideas

At the start of this year, I took on a new role at Acumen as our Chief Innovation Officer. Acumen’s mission is to change the way the world tackles poverty by investing in companies, leaders and ideas.  The Chief Innovation … Continue reading

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Your chance to shape a sector

Kevin Starr, who among other things runs the Mulago Foundation, penned a provocative, must-read series of posts on Stanford Social Innovation Review titled “The Problem with Impact investing (Pt. 1, Pt. 2, and Pt. 3). He leads off his last … Continue reading

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Today – livestream of Acumen Fund Investor Gathering

Each year at Acumen Fund we bring together our top supporters from around the world for our Investor Gathering, a day to share our successes (and failures) with those who make our work possible. This year, to mark our 10th … Continue reading

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Fast Company Interview

I was excited to be profiled by Lydia Dishman in her Innovation Agents column in Fast Company. Here’s the full copy of the piece. Innovation Agents – Sasha Dichter, Director of Business Development, Acumen Fund BY Lydia Dishman  Fri Aug … Continue reading

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Apply by Monday – looking for two great people

I’m looking for two great people to join my team, most likely in New York.  Both roles have incredible potential for impact. One person, for the more junior role, is a crackerjack writer, thinker, synthesizer.  He or she will have … Continue reading

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Raising kids is hard, surviving childbirth shouldn’t be – Make it Obvious.

This is a guest post from my Acumen Fund colleague James Wu, creator and curator of the wonderful Search for the Obvious website. Search for the Obvious began with a simple idea: the most brilliant solutions to the world’s problems … Continue reading

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Make Europe yours

I’m looking for a stellar self-starter who makes things happen to join my team. Success means that a year from now, Acumen Fund will have a higher profile, deeper relationships, a stronger and more engaged community, and significantly more funds … Continue reading

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Have any questions – ask away

Reposting this short video that’s featured on Acumen’s website.  A great chance to ask questions about whatever interests you. I love the use of annotations in the video (feels like the closest I’ve gotten to doing green screen martial arts … Continue reading

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Keep up with the Acumen Fund Fellows

The Class of 2011 Acumen Fund Fellows are an incredible group of people working with our investees around the world. This year’s class has enthusiastically taken on blogging – it’s a great chance to see what they’re up to and … Continue reading

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