Rob Katz

Acumen Fund Launches Blog

We’ve talked about Acumen Fund before here at NextBillion–the non-profit venture fund that supports BOP enterprises delivering critical goods and services to the world’s low-income communities through investments. Like us, they too believe in using entrepreneurial, private-sector approaches to solve the problems of poverty.

So it was with great interest that I discovered their recently-launched Acumen Fund Blog: Entrepreneurial Solutions to Global Poverty (the title might be bland, but the content’s not). It appears that most of the Acumen team will be blogging from time to time, sharing personal stories from the field and musing about trying to fund solutions at the BOP. This is looking like a must-read for us base of the pyramid development folks, a burden made easier by Acumen Fund Blog’s RSS feeds (I’ve added them to my Bloglines – more on RSS here)

If you?re itching for a good first story, you might check out ?The Challenge of Housing for the BOP,? by Acumen COO David Kyle.