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Robert Katz Provides Overview of Acumen Fund Model

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  • Date Added : 4/11/2008
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Robert Katz

  • Associate, Acumen Fund
  • male
  • Caucasian
  • 1982 (Age: 38 years old)
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Robert Katz is a Knowledge & Communications Associate at Acumen Fund.

Before joining Acumen Fund, Rob Katz was an Associate with the Markets and Enterprise Program of the World Resources Institute. Katz researches, writes and speaks about "base of the pyramid" business approaches to poverty alleviation and environmental degradation. He is the co-founder and co-Managing Editor of www.NextBillion.net, a web site and blog about enterprise and development. As a principal analyst of household survey data and co-author for The Next 4 Billion: Market Size and Business Strategy at the Base of the Pyramid (March, 2007), he studied BOP market structure and spending patterns extensively.

Katz has consulted with a number of Fortune 500 corporations on BOP strategy, spoken to conferences around the world, and done scenario work for institutions such as the XPRIZE Foundation and the Institute for the Future, among others.

Rob Katz holds a B.A. in Political Economy from Georgetown University.

And so I wanted to talk a little bit about the Acumen Fund model. We talk to an entrepreneur first, then we talk to an asset manager and Mike's Minlam is working with microfinance institutions. Microfinance is a $100 loan and at its very, very largest maybe $10,000 loan. But if you're a company l...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 6 Robert Katz Shares Three Fundamental Concepts Regarding Base of the Pyramid
  • Robert Katz - Panel - Acumen Fund
  • 4/10/2008
  • Robert Katz
  • 2 min. 13 sec.
Video 2 of 6 Robert Katz Provides Overview of Acumen Fund Model
  • Robert Katz - Panel - Acumen Fund
  • 4/10/2008
  • Robert Katz
  • 3 min. 5 sec.
Video 3 of 6 Robert Katz Discusses Example of Medicine Shoppe
  • Robert Katz - Panel - Acumen Fund
  • 4/10/2008
  • Robert Katz
  • 3 min. 25 sec.
Video 4 of 6 Robert Katz Discusses Chaos In The BoP Space
  • Robert Katz - Panel - Acumen Fund
  • 4/10/2008
  • Robert Katz
  • 1 min. 37 sec.
Video 5 of 6 Robert Katz Discusses Parameters For BoP Entrepreneurs Seeking Funding
  • Robert Katz - Panel - Acumen Fund
  • 4/10/2008
  • Robert Katz
  • 2 min. 3 sec.
Video 6 of 6 Robert Katz Discusses Advantage of Being Organized As An NGO Rather Than As A Private Company
  • Robert Katz - Panel - Acumen Fund
  • 4/10/2008
  • Robert Katz
  • 1 min. 5 sec.

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