Asia Pacific Program

Scaling impact across Asia Pacific

Launched in 2017, we are now in our 6th 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 102 ventures headquartered across the Asia Pacific that are uniquely positioned to create the jobs of tomorrow while solving our most pressing societal and environmental challenges. The Asia Pacific program is part of Unreasonable Impact's broader global initiative that is actively supporting 295+ ventures across the world.

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Meet our Asia Pacific Cohorts

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

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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102 Ventures are part of Unreasonable Impact Asia Pacific

The Unreasonable Fellowship is supported by a global community of 1,120 Mentors — from industry experts to renowned executives and policymakers. Below are just some of the Mentors who are proactively supporting our Asia Pacific cohorts.

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Agam Khare

Founder & CEO of Absolute

Chloe Cheung

Impact Investor, Founder at Prosperity Impact and Senior Advisor at WWF

Claus Nehmzow

Innovation Advisor, recently in Biofuels, Maritime and Oil & Gas, also VR/AR

Gautam Narayan

Partner at Apax Partners

Hao Wu

Moonshot Factory Lead @ Novo Nordisk

Hema Annamalai

Co-founder & Former CEO of Ampere Electric Vehicles

Janice Chua

VP, Citizenship at Barclays

Jeffrey Char

Founder & CEO of SOGO Energy and Founder & Chairman of TRENDE

Jianjia Chan

People & Growth | Innovation Culture | Strategic Operations

Kanwaljit Singh

Venture Investor in early stage, Indian consumer brands. Passionate about helping build new age consumer brands.

Kentaro Kiso

President, Barclays Securities Japan

Kun Jiang

Health-Tech Entrepreneur with Successful Exit, Angel Investor

Lars Svensson

Sustainability Enabler

Lars Aagaard

Managing Director, Head of Mergers and Acquisitions and Head of Financial Sponsors, Asia Pacific

Masaki Takao

Co-Founder & CEO of Jeplan

Mike Rios

Head of Digital X @ UNDP's Chief Digital Office (ExO / HQ), Former CIO 17 Triggers, Meditation Coach

Prash Sivashanmugam

Head of Change Execution, Asia Pacific at Barclays

Regula Schegg

Managing Director, Circulate Capital

Renu Vasanth Kumar

Head of Citizenship, Asia Pacific, Barclays Bank Plc

Saideep Raj

Innovation leader

Sandhya Sriram

Group CEO & Co-founder of Shiok Meats

Shun Nagao

Early-stage startup investing Venture Partner based in Tokyo. Geneva born and Tokyo bred.

Sonia Gupta

Growth & Innovation MD

Thomas Road

Tsuyoshi Stuart Oda

Founder + CEO of Alesca Life

Vignesh Nandakumar

Investor-Operator, Environmental Sustainability eco-systems

Recent News from the Impact Asia Pacific Fellowship

December 7, 2023

How Shriti & company turned stubble into building bricks - Times of India

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November 24, 2023

Singapore sugar and carb reduction startup, Alchemy Foodtech, signs MOU and Investment Agreement with Chinese ...

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November 24, 2023

Singapore sugar and carb reduction startup, Alchemy Foodtech, signs MOU and Investment Agreement with Chinese food conglomerate giant's investment arm, Ting Li, in multimillion-dollar value deal

Read on Yahoo Finance »

October 31, 2023

PropTech to become $1 trillion industry in 7-8 years: CBRE

Read on Deccan Herald »

October 30, 2023

Hong Kong, China's First Ever Design Showcase at Dutch Design Week

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October 25, 2023

ACE Green Recycling, NREL enter research partnership

Read on Recycling Product News »

October 23, 2023

Mission Sustainability: Sustainable Last-mile Mobility - Akash Gupta & Ankit Awasthi

Read on WION »

October 17, 2023

All was quiet in the Uber-Ola world. Then Grab and BluSmart had a below-the-radar meeting.

Read on Economic Times »

September 28, 2023

The L.A. Textile Fair: How the fashion industry is taking sustainability a step further

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August 21, 2023

Insaan invests in Indian rural distributor Essmart

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August 15, 2023

Lead Recycling Market 2023 Business Scenario – Campine, Johnson Controls, ECOBAT, Exide Technologies

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August 8, 2023

Algorithm boosts potential for cotton irrigation efficiency

Read on Grain Central »

June 9, 2023

Singapore startup Alchemy Foodtech partners Subway, Dingdong Maicai for new sugar-free sweetener

Read on Tatler Asia »

May 29, 2023

Zypp Electric Plans to Deploy 200,000 EVs and Seeks $300M for Expansion

Read on Startup Story »

May 9, 2023

Love carbs but want healthy eating? This S'porean couple know how it feels and created options for F&B businesses

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