Americas Program

Scaling impact across the Americas

Launched in 2016, we are now in our 8th year of supporting growth-stage ventures operating at the nexus of advanced technology, profit and impact.

To date, alongside our partners at Barclays, we have supported 89 ventures headquartered across the Americas that are uniquely positioned to create the jobs of tomorrow while solving our most pressing societal and environmental challenges. The Americas program is part of Unreasonable Impact's broader global initiative that is actively supporting 310+ ventures across the world.

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Meet our Americas Cohorts

Each year we identify and privately invite a select portfolio of growth-stage ventures to join the Unreasonable Impact Americas.

This cohort is supported by a curated community of Unreasonable mentors, investors, and Barclays' colleagues. Together this community of support is dedicated to championing the growth and impact of the ventures now and into the future.
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Aura Health

Restoring the world's mental wellness

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Steve Lee

Co-founder & CEO

Brimstone

Developing carbon-neutral Portland cement

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Cody Finke

Co-Founder & CEO

Compact Membrane Systems

Making point source carbon capture a no-brainer

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Erica Nemser

CEO

Compound Foods

Making coffee minus the beans

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Maricel Saenz

Founder & CEO

Eureciclo

Connecting companies with recyclers to offset the environmental impact of packaging

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Thiago Pinto

Founder and CEO

e-Zinc

Powering the energy transition

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James Larsen

CEO

Frost Methane Labs

Providing scalable climate change mitigation

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Olya Irzak

Founder & CEO

Hilab

Democratizing access to healthcare through localised lab testing

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Marcus Figueredo

CEO

Keel Labs

Building next-generation sustainable materials derived from nature

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Tessa Callaghan

Co-founder & CEO

NovoNutrients

Transforming carbon dioxide emissions into alternative protein food and feed ingredients

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David Tze

CEO

Proof

Creating the next evolution of business intelligence through verified ESG and impact data

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Fleur Heyns

Co-founder & CEO

Rebellyous Foods

Making plant-based meat available & affordable to everyone

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Christie Lagally

Founder & CEO

Re-Nuble

Developing peat-free inputs and organic hydroponic nutrients to grow sustainably

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Tinia Pina

Founder & CEO

Unspun

Building the world's first 3D weaving technology for fashion.

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Walden Lam

Co-founder & CEO

Variant 3D

Empowering designers and manufacturers to rapidly create 3D-knit textiles with zero waste

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Garrett Gerson

Founder & CEO

89 Ventures are part of Unreasonable Impact Americas

The Unreasonable Fellowship is supported by a global community of 1,090 Mentors — from industry experts to renowned executives and policymakers. Below are just some of the Mentors who are proactively supporting our Americas cohorts.

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Alan Hahn

Executive Chairman and co-founder of MycoTechnology, Inc.

Amogh Bhonde

Vice President for Digital Solutions at Siemens Energy

Anuj Sharma

Founder, ALSiSAR IMPACT

Billy Parish

Founder & Executive Chair, Mosaic

Brian Gallagher

CEO, The Leargas Group I Former Global CEO United Way I Board Director

Brian Reilly

Global Head of Sustainable and Impact Banking

Carl Jefferson

Chief People Officer at Unreasonable

Cathreen Wong

Sustainable Impact Capital, Barclays; Investor in global climate-tech start-ups

Chris Ategeka

Impact Investor, Entrepreneur & an Author

Chris Yeh

Investor, Writer, Mentor, Serial Entrepreneur and Partner of Blitzscaling Ventures

Dan Rosen

Co-founder of Mosaic (one of the largest solar lenders in the US), Navajo Power, Ezra Climate, Solara, Unreasonable Fellow and former Board member

Divya Reddy

Co-Founder at Pyrium I Founding Partner of F5 Collective I Impact investor

Frances Cabrera

Vice President - Citizenship at Barclays

Hang Kei Simon Wong

Head of Transformation and Global Operation Supports at GXO Logistics Inc

Jason McBriarty

Director, Levi Strauss Foundation

Jason Van Gaal

Principal 0MC Capital | Perpetual Entrepreneur

Jolawn Victor

Board Director & C-Suite Exec

Karen Pajarillo

Investment Council Member at How Women Invest

Kathryn Wortsman

Managing Partner, Amplify Capital, Impact Venture Capitalist

Kelly Kimball

Founder, Vitu, F5 Collective, Investor

Maria Thomas

Board member and investor. Former: EIR Redesign Health | Etsy CEO | SmartThings CCO | GM NPR Digital | Product at Amazon

Martin Tartibi

VP, NA Strategy & Business Development (BD), Siemens Energy

May Jaramillo

Americas Head of Sustainable and Impact Banking

Miles Kane

VP Sales @ Tenderly | Startup Advisor

Patricia Wexler

Investor backing foundational companies of our $100T+ sustainable economy and society

Peter Gasparro

Chief Development Officer

Rachel Brewer

VP, Citizenship - Unreasonable Impact UK & Europe Lead

Richard Zimmerman

Partner, WE Family Offices (NYC/Miami) | Executive Director, Foundation House | ESG/Impact/Philanthropy/Climate Advisor/Speaker/Board Director

Rob Rouse

Managing Director, Head of Americas Equity Research at Barclays

Rwaida Gharib

World Bank Group | Ex-Obama Administration, Ex-State Dept, Ex-USAID

Ryan Martens

CTO & Founder Rally Software

Samuel Alemayehu

General Partner of C1 Ventures

Scott Lyons

Founder and Director at The Embody Lab | Best Selling Author | Holistic Psychologist

Shama Skinner

Advisor & Entrepreneurial Executive

Sonali Mehta-Rao

Entrepreneur | Early-Stage Start-up Advisor & Impact Investor | Board Member | Acumen Fellow

Ty Tashiro

Social scientist and the author of THE SCIENCE OF HAPPILY EVER AFTER and AWKWARD: The Science of Why We're Socially Awkward and Why That's Awesome

Wayne Suiter Matamoros

CSO at The Zone Global, Former CSO at Unreasonable & Adjunct Professor at NYU Stern

Recent News from the Impact Americas Fellowship

March 14, 2024

Your Next Pair of Walmart Pants Could Be 3D Woven

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February 8, 2024

After flirting with Houston, Compact Membrane Systems commits to Delaware with new HQ and plans to hire

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February 3, 2024

Materials Show: 3D Knitting Could Revolutionize Footwear Production, Experts Say

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January 30, 2024

Compact Membrane to spend $3.1 million to expand

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January 4, 2024

Rebellyous Foods Calls on Food Facilities to Revolutionize Plant-Based Chicken Prices with Mock 2

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December 31, 2023

The Top 3D Printing Videos of 2023

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December 10, 2023

COP28: Fashion Forward—Protect Africa from 'Fagia'

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October 30, 2023

Founders of Aura Health join Good Day LA

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July 27, 2023

SOCAP Partners with Proof to Conduct Private ESG Benchmark & Impact Report Across Global Early Stage Ventures

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September 30, 2022

Proof of Impact CEO on why ESG should be an investment fundamental

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June 19, 2022

Top 11 Purposeful Leaders-Women Positively And Inspiringly Impacting The World

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