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  • It's a Job... But it's also changing lives!

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    I worked at Acumen Fund as an intern (More than a year)


    You have to want to do more than make money. If you are serious about change, serious about making a difference and willing to contribute intellectual capacity and a lot of patience to that end -- this is the place for you! The organization never stands still - management is always asking how things can be done better, how more lives can be impacted, how the mission can be fulfilled, the impact can be measured.


    Lots of smart people in a room can sometimes mean some large personalities and disparate opinions. The good news - everyone in the room has a similar objective and once that is revisited, its easier to let go of personal pride. Don't work at Acumen if you expect market rate compensation in all positions.

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    MBA Summer Associate Interview

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    Accepted Offer
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    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Acumen Fund (New York, NY) in April 2015.


    Online application followed by 2 rounds of phone interviews. First interview was with an associate from the team and the second interview with my future supervisor. Mostly standard interview questions, with a focus on my experience working in LDCs. Friendly and comfortable process. No trick questions. Offer came a few days after the second interview.

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    • What are 3 key challenges that you think our portfolio companies face operating in developing and emerging markets?   Answer Question

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Headquarters New York, NY
Size 6 to 15 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Finance
Revenue Less than $1 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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