The Parameters of the Fellowship
How to stay in "Good Standing" and what we mean by lifelong support.
- We believe that you are a remarkable leader who stands by the values and beliefs outlined in the Unreasonable Manifesto.
- We are convinced that your venture is uniquely positioned to profitably solve a pressing societal or environmental challenge at an intercontinental scale.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you support the CEOs and entrepreneurs in the Fellowship?
If you are in “Good Standing” with the Unreasonable Fellowship as an individual, you will gain full access to what we refer to as “Community Support.” Community Support includes, but is not limited to, having direct relational access to all the 1,110 Unreasonable Mentors and the 385 CEOs who have been handpicked to be in the Fellowship. You'll also have access to the more than 2,282 strategic connections our community is willing to make to those in the Fellowship, as well as the opportunity to stay at over 334 homes across 52 countries and utilize the 363 office spaces dispersed worldwide. Furthermore, you'll be invited to join weekly virtual gatherings exclusively made available to members of our trusted community and select masterclasses, peer-to-peer coaching, and learning opportunities with the other CEOs in the Fellowship. You'll have all this and more as part of your lifelong access to our proprietary software platform that brings our entire global community and the insights across it to your fingertips.
How do you support the Ventures in the Fellowship?
If your venture is in “Good Standing” with the Unreasonable Fellowship, you will gain what we refer to as “Investment Support.” Investment Support includes, but isn't limited to, access to the over 926 investment funds, foundations, family offices, and individual investors with whom Unreasonable has a direct relationship with. You'll also be able to request introductions to that additional 1,256 funders that other CEOs in the Fellowship have received direct investment from. Furthermore, you'll be able to notify us any time you raise financing, and our team will directly support your fundraising efforts. You'll also have access to our insights library, and you'll be matched with a relationship manager at Unreasonable who will help support any key challenges or opportunities your venture will face as you look to scale up your operations and have a positive impact on the world.
How do you define “Good Standing” for the individual in the Fellowship?
If all the baseline requirements below are met, the CEO in the Fellowship will be deemed as in “Good Standing” and will receive ongoing Community Support:
- The individual has been invited and inducted into the Fellowship at an Unreasonable program.
- The individual is aligned with the Unreasonable Fellowship Manifesto.
- The individual is not currently suspended or under review for violations of Unreasonable's Code of Conduct.
- The individual is not currently under review for harassment or legal matters.
- The individual is not in an ongoing legal dispute with any other ventures or CEOs in the Fellowship.
How do you define “Good Standing” for ventures in the Fellowship?
If all the baseline requirements below are met, the venture will be deemed as in “Good Standing,” and the venture can receive venture and Investment Support:
- No violations of Unreasonable's Code of Conduct.
- The venture has been selected, invited, and inducted into the Fellowship via participation in an Unreasonable program.
- The venture has completed its most recent annual data report (including impact metrics).
- The venture has shared its financing history with us via Unreasonable.app.
- The venture is not in any active legal disputes with any other ventures in the Fellowship.
How do I know if I'm in Good Standing?
To determine if you or your venture are in Good Standing, we have defined specific requirements that must be met (listed above). If you have not met one or more of these requirements, a member of the Unreasonable team will reach out to help you address the issue and discuss the next steps. You may also see a notification when you log in to the Unreasonable App outlining any actions you may need to take to stay in Good Standing and continue to access features like fundraising support.
If there are any flags regarding you or your venture, our team will immediately prioritize investigating the potential flags and following up accordingly. We'll go over each situation on a case-by-case basis and find the best response for the situation. Most importantly, we will only place you or your venture out of Good Standing after first conversing with you. If you don’t receive any notifications from a member of our team or the App, you can safely know you are in good standing.
What happens if I'm deemed to not be in Good Standing?
If you are not able to complete any actions required to stay in Good Standing or you are found to violate our Code of Conduct or the Fellowship Manifesto, you may lose access to “Community” and/or “Investment Support.” Any restrictions are typically temporary and may be lifted once requirements are met. In serious cases, where behaviors are determined to be illegal, not reflective of the values Unreasonable operates by, or harmful to our community (e.g., harassment, spamming, any illicit behavior), loss of access to either type of support may be permanent.
Why do I need to submit financing history/data to get Investment Support?
The more complete a picture we have of your venture’s growth and trajectory, the more effective we are at connecting you to the right investment support. As we continue to expand our network of funders, we are actively making introductions to support your venture. Although we do not share sensitive information, understanding where your venture is in its journey helps us connect you with the right funders. Additionally, we report select information about the progress and impact of your venture to our partners to understand better the catalytic impact that can arise from our collaborations with multinationals and governments. This helps us make informed decisions about the direction of the Fellowship and how we can best support you, and the broader Fellowship, now and into the future.
What if there is a legal dispute between individuals or ventures in the Fellowship?
If there is any legal action being taken between Fellows, whatever the issue is, Unreasonable will likely choose to temporarily suspend both Fellows until the courts have resolved the issue. If any Fellow has been formally accused of a crime by the courts, whatever the problem is, the Fellow will likely be suspended until the court has made a decision.
What happens if I am no longer the CEO of my venture that was accepted into the Unreasonable Fellowship?
So long as you are in “Good Community Standing,” you will continue to receive community support. Your relationship manager at Unreasonable will continue to be your relationship manager and you will be invited to participate in ongoing community engagements. We will support you as the person, even if your company no longer exists or you are no longer the CEO. You'll still have access to the Unreasonable App and will be able to do most everything on the app.
The Unreasonable team will then set up a call with the new CEO. Assuming we feel they are aligned with the integrity of our values and the values that we stand by as a community, Unreasonable will continue to support the venture so long as the venture stays in good standing as defined above. The new CEO will not have “community access” as an individual until they have been inducted into the Fellowship themselves through an Unreasonable program.
What happens if my venture has an exit through an acquisition or IPO?
We will continue to support you as a Fellow via community support. Your relationship manager will continue to be your relationship manager. The only thing that will change is investment support for your venture. If you are no longer able to submit an annual data report, our team will not be able to support with investor introductions or fundraising in general. If your venture is still able to submit an annual data report then full investment support can continue.
What happens if my venture dissolves or goes bankrupt?
We will continue to support you as a Fellow via community support. Your relationship manager will continue to be your relationship manager. You will no longer have access to investment support because the company that was accepted into the Fellowship no longer exists. Whether or not we continue to feature your venture on the Unreasonable website will be entirely up to you.
What happens if I rebrand my venture to a new name?
So long as your venture still exists to solve a societal or environmental problem, we will continue to support it. We can update the branding on your venture profile and in the Unreasonable App.
What happens if I launch a new venture that is different from the one I was originally accepted into the Fellowship with
We will remove the venture from “Good Venture Standing” status and take the venture off of our website. We would continue to support you as an individual in the Fellowship and you'd personally still have access to our community, but we would no longer support your venture in any way.
- If the new venture is a subsidiary of the original Unreasonable Venture and meets our requirement of existing to solve a societal and/or environmental program, then we would support the new venture and add the new venture to our website and the Unreasonable App. To receive investment support this new subsidiary venture needs to be in Good Standing and submit its own annual data report.
- If the new venture is not a subsidiary then we will not support the new venture unless it re-qualifies for the Unreasonable Fellowship as determined by our team (i.e. we won't add it to our website or to the Unreasonable App and we won't offer any Investment Support for the new venture). The only way we would support the new venture is if it eventually re-qualifies for the Unreasonable Fellowship as determined by our team. This is always a possibility but the new venture would need to meet the requirements of entry into the Fellowship on its own merits.
What happens if my venture is no longer dedicated to solving a societal and/or environmental problem?
We will remove the venture from “Good Venture Standing” status and take the venture off of our website. We would continue to support you as an individual in the Fellowship and you’d personally still have access to our community, but we would no longer support your venture in any way. Unreasonable exists to exclusively support ventures dedicated to solving the most pressing societal and environmental challenges of our time. If that is no longer the focus of your venture, although we can continue to support you as a person, we will no longer actively support your company.