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Brad Presner
Acumen Fund

Brad Presner is Acumen Fund’s Metrics Manager. In this role, he manages the development of the Pulse social metrics platform and helps define Acumen Fund’s performance assessment strategy. He joined Acumen Fund in July, 2008, having worked closely with the Pulse team while an employee of Google.org. He joined Google.org in December 2006, where he led M&E efforts that built a culture of rigorous, thoughtful, analytical impact assessment; he also worked with the portfolio teams to create and track metrics for their initiatives. Prior to Google.org, Brad worked at Google Inc. where he began, and later helped manage, the Business Analytics team in Google’s Online Sales and Operations department. Brad began his career as a mechanical engineer at a Silicon Valley hardware company, later working at multiple start-ups in business analytics roles. Brad holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.

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    Keystone Performance Survey: Social Investment 2010

    Last fall, Acumen Fund worked with Keystone Accountability to develop and execute a survey of all of our investments. This was the first time we had done a portfolio-wide survey in years; we had reached a point in our growth where it was important to pause and take in look in the mirror to see how we were doing as partners to our investees.

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    Social Capital Markets 09: The New Money Spectrum

    In the final plenary session of SoCap’s packed Day 2, I listened as the panel discussed "From IRIS to GIIRS to New Money". After a full day of hearing the topic of metrics raised in forum after forum, from break-outs to hallway conversations to tweets and blog reviews of earlier sessions, I was especially intrigued to hear this session.

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    Social Capital Markets 09: From IRIS, to GIIRS to New Money

    In the final plenary session of SoCap’s packed Day 2, I listened as the panel discussed "From IRIS to GIIRS to New Money". After a full day of hearing the topic of metrics raised in forum after forum, from break-outs to hallway conversations to tweets and blog reviews of earlier sessions, I was especially intrigued to hear this session.

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