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Jacqueline NovogratzJacqueline Novogratz is the founder and CEO of Acumen Fund, a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of poverty. Acumen Fund aims to create a world beyond poverty by investing in social enterprises, emerging leaders, and breakthrough ideas. Under Jacqueline's leadership, Acumen Fund has invested more than $72 million in 65 companies in South Asia and Africa, all focused on delivering affordable

healthcare, water, housing and energy to the poor. These companies have created and supported more than 55,000 jobs, leveraged an additional $200 million, and brought basic services to tens of millions.

 

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Power In Our Interconnectedness by Jacqueline Novogratz

Published on Mar 7, 2013

Go where markets and government have failed before. The Status Qou and Business as Usual cannot exist any longer.  Investing as a means, not just an end.  Jacqueline Novogratz, social entrepreneur, and founder of the Acumen Fund.  TEDxEuston,

Intro and Outro music by Kadialy Kouyate performed at TEDxEuston 2011. You can view the full performance here.

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