WHAT WE DO
Acumen Latam Impact Ventures – ALIVE – seeks to transform lives for low-income communities in Latin America (with a focus on Colombia and Peru) by investing in socially impactful companies that have profitable business models and require capital to grow. Over the course of each investment, ALIVE works closely with its investees to help scale their innovative solutions, tackling some of the most pressing challenges faced by the region's most vulnerable.
ALIVE tackles economic inequality by investing in innovative, high growth companies who are providing low-income communities with:
Education & Pathways to Quality Jobs
Companies that provide vulnerable populations with high quality, cost effective and pertinent education and training, and connect them with the formal job market.
Edtech / Workforce development / HRtech
Solutions for Climate Resilience & Mitigation
Companies that provide vulnerable populations with ways to mitigate climate change and/or improve their ability to prepare for, recover from, and adapt to climate related risks.
Circular economy / Foodtech / Nature-based solutions
Access to Critical Goods & Services
Companies that provide low-income communities with critical goods and services, such as access to energy, connectivity, and access to health.
Access to renewable energy / internet / Healthtech
Sustainable Income Generation Opportunities
Companies that provide services that allow SMEs and small-scale entrepreneurs - including farmers - to thrive.
Fintech / Agribusiness / Agtech / Tech for SMEs
ALIVE provides significant value-added post-investment support including tools, talent, technical assistance, strategic guidance and access to our network. The key areas in which ALIVE supports its portfolio include:
STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH ACUMEN
Thanks to its association with Acumen, ALIVE has the unparalleled access to more than 20 years of Acumen experience investing in more than 115 companies around the world.
Additionally, Acumen has sector experts, a dedicated value creation team and a vast network of consultants and advisors to which ALIVE has access.
ALIVE invests at the intersection of profit and impact, targeting profitable companies that have impact embedded in their business models.
ALIVE seeks to provide attractive risk-adjusted returns to its investors, through early growth capital investments in impact-driven, profitable companies.
ALIVE places impact at center stage, transforming lives for low-income communities and measuring impact using a data-driven approach to understand how lives are being impacted.
ALIVE recognizes that women are disproportionately affected by poverty due to ingrained discrimination in the region, and therefore applies a gender lens across its investment processes.
ALIVE seeks to build a vibrant community of like-minded investors that truly care about impact and learning.
ALIVE seeks to grow the impact investing space in Latin America by collaborating and sharing knowledge broadly.
ALIVE invests in companies that deliver innovative solutions which help vulnerable populations across Latin America mitigate the effects of climate change and/or build climate resilience.