A strategic collaboration between Unreasonable Group and Barclays

We believe that solving the world's toughest problems is not only a moral imperative — it's also an unprecedented financial opportunity

Unreasonable Impact is a global movement dedicated to scaling up growth-stage entrepreneurs operating at the nexus of advanced technology, global impact, and profit. We are actively scaling business solutions dedicated to solving pressing global challenges while rapidly creating the jobs of tomorrow. First established in 2016 and spanning across the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific, we are supporting 310+ ventures that are headquartered in 51 countries, have collectively raised more than $11.8 bn+ in financing, have mitigated 89 m+ metric tons of CO2 equivalent from our atmosphere, and are actively supporting more than 25,400+ full-time employees. Barclays and the team at Unreasonable co-founded this global initiative with one goal in mind — leverage capitalism as a tool to create a more just, sustainable, and equitable future.

A partnership that spans the globe with a focus on three regions

310+ Ventures across 51 countries

A snapshot of the Unreasonable Fellowship

We handpick and privately invite the world's most impactful growth-stage ventures to join Unreasonable Impact. We back these CEOs for life — they also become part of the Unreasonable Fellowship. Today, over 310+ ventures have joined an Unreasonable Impact program. These ventures are directly impacting the lives of over 370 million+ people across more than 51 countries, and collectively, they have raised more than $11.8 billion+ in financing...and we're just getting started.

310+

Ventures

$11.8 bn+

Total Financing Raised By Unreasonable Impact Ventures

$7.2 bn+

Total Revenue Generated By Unreasonable Impact Ventures

370 m++

Lives Positively Impacted

Being a part of Unreasonable Impact has given me and our company a collaborative advantage for life. The expertise that Barclays has offered and the broader community of support provided to the Fellowship is unmatched in its ability to support entrepreneurs like myself.

Over 310+ CEOs have joined the Unreasonable Impact program, headquartered across 51 countries.

39% of the CEOs that are part of Unreasonable Impact are women.

The optimal rocket fuel for growth stage impact ventures. A fantastic combination of quality time, learning environment & value creation. The Barclays alliance and mentor quality add tremendous tangible and intangible value.

On average, fellows recommend the Unreasonable Fellowship to other CEOs with a 9.0 out of 10.

55% of the CEOs we support give the Unreasonable Fellowship a perfect 10/10 recommendation.

A category of its own for multi-pronged potent impact on growth-stage companies. The shared experience with impact-focused CEOs, rapid access to a wide variety of mentors, and tailored contacts in the Barclays network and beyond made the program experience invaluable to our organization.

Unreasonable Impact Ventures have raised more than $11.8 bn+ in financing.

Unreasonable provides to fellows, on average, 33 warm intros to the 2,300 investors in our network.

Unreasonable Impact was one of the most eye-opening experiences for me as an entrepreneur. Advice from Barclays investment bankers helped me to widen my perspective. The bond among the fellow entrepreneurs is the most important treasure that I gained through this program.

On average, these ventures have generated more than $39 m in revenue.

On average, these ventures have each raised more than $45 m in funding.

A world-class program with some of the most inspiring people! The LanzaTech team has benefited immensely from the very deliberate opportunities for support and collaboration that have arisen from this partnership.
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Aerofarms

Aerofarms

Impact Americas 2017

Riversimple

Riversimple

Impact UK & Europe 2016

JEPLAN

JEPLAN

Impact Asia-Pacific 2017

Etopia

Etopia

Impact UK & Europe 2020

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Unreasonable Impact: Food Solutions is a podcast on food sustainability hosted by Christiana Musk. Discover the latest in agriculture technology, alternative proteins, and food waste reduction solutions that tackle hunger.

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Learn more about our story so far and how Unreasonable Impact is dedicated to scaling up ventures positioned to solve some of the world's most pressing challenges.

Our focus is on scaling what works

We believe Unreasonable ventures represent the future titans of industry. Collectively and individually, they set the stage for a more regenerative and inclusive economy. These entrepreneurs represent solutions around the future of food, renewable energy, water, carbon-negative material science, regenerative agriculture, a circular economy, zero-waste manufacturing, health, and healthcare, protecting our natural ecosystems, and much more. Barclays and the Unreasonable Group are privileged to support such a diverse and innovative portfolio of ventures who join the Unreasonable Impact program.

Below is a snapshot of the 310+ ventures we are privileged to support.

Unreasonable Impact brings together entrepreneurs, institutions, and investors to champion the world's most impactful growth-stage ventures — a portfolio of companies operating at the forefront of a more sustainable and inclusive future.
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80 Acres Farms

Designing, building, and operating indoor farms with industry-leading controlled environment agriculture (CEA) technology.

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Mike Zelkind

CEO, cofounder

Air Protein

Using microbes to convert elements of air into a sustainable protein product

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Lisa Dyson, PhD

CEO

Axelspace

Ultra-affordable, privately funded satellites designed to monitor the entire surface of the world — once per day.

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Yuya Nakamura

President and CEO

Dendra Systems

Using drones to plant 1 billion trees per year to tackle industrial-scale deforestation.

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Susan Graham

CEO and co-founder

d.light

Creating solar light and power products to transform the way people across the world use and pay for energy.

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Sam Goldman

Founder Chief Product Officer

Nick Imudia

Group CEO

Fourth Partner Energy

Leading the development of India's distributed solar solutions, completing over 1,500 grid-connected and off-grid installations across 22 states.

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Saifuddin Dhorajiwala

Co-founder and Executive Director

Goodr Co.

Providing an end-to-end profitable solution for businesses to reduce food waste and combat hunger

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Jasmine Crowe

Founder & CEO

Hydrostor

Providing grid-scale electricity storage by storing renewable energy as compressed air.

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Curtis VanWalleghem

Co-Founder, CEO & Board Member

LanzaTech

Profitably recycling carbon — transforming pollution and formerly wasted carbon emissions into ethanol at industrial scale.

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Jennifer Holmgren

CEO

Source Global

Making drinking water an unlimited resource with SOURCE, a set of panels that make water from air.

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Cody Friesen

CEO

TurtleTree

Recreating the full composition, functionality and taste of milk using the latest cutting edge innovation in biotech

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Fengru Lin

Founder & CEO

Max Rye

Co-Founder & Chief Strategist

Upside Foods

Developing a way to produce real meat from animal cells, without the need to feed, breed, and slaughter actual animals.

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Uma Valeti

CEO + Cofounder

With our global community of 1,120 mentors — from industry experts to renowned executives and policymakers — we will help guide and grow these growth-stage ventures to maximize their impact on the world.

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