Asia Pacific Program

Scaling impact across Asia Pacific

Launched in 2017, we are now in our 7th 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 101 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 310+ 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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70/30 Food Tech

Creating plant-based ready meals that enrich human health using fermentation technology

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Eve Samyuktha

Founder & CEO

Ace Green Recycling

Deploying the world's cleanest battery recycling technology

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Siddharth Roy

Co-founder & Business Director

Alchemy Foodtech

Empowering healthier foods without compromising on taste.

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Alan Phua

Co-founder & CEO

BluSmart Mobility

Building India's first all-electric ride-hailing platform

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Punit Goyal

Cofounder

Carnot Fleet

Providing technology-driven, sustainable, and affordable means for cold-storage transport

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Arvind Chandaka

Co-founder & Co-CEO

Elephantech

Re-inventing the circuit board for a sustainable world

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Shinya Shimizu

Founder & CEO

Essmart

Enabling rural shops to grow their business through sustainable livelihood solutions

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Prashanth Venkataramana

Cofounder & CEO

Goanna Ag

Delivering the next generation of smart farming practices

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Alicia Garden

CEO

Happy Moonday

Helping women live healthier lives

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Dojin Kim

CEO

Invisible Company

Replacing conventional plastic packaging

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Devana Ng

Co-founder & CEO

Semaai

Building a comprehensive, end-to-end agri-tech solution to help farmers and rural agricultural shop owners

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Yoga Anindito

Co-founder & CEO

Zypp Electric

Accelerating sustainable, last-mile mobility solutions with India's first smart e-bike rental app

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Akash Gupta

Co-Founder & CEO

101 Ventures are part of Unreasonable Impact Asia Pacific

The Unreasonable Fellowship is supported by a global community of 1,130 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

February 22, 2024

Zypp Electric's EV Revolution: Last-Mile Sustainability, 200000 EV Fleet Target

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February 20, 2024

70/30 Food Tech Launches Mycelium Research Lab and Successfully Closes Seed Extension

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February 6, 2024

‘We Provide Full-Stack SaaS Solutions’: Akash Gupta, Zypp Electric

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January 27, 2024

Not just FAME, EV industry wants FM Sitharaman to do these changes in Budget Bahi Khata

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January 9, 2024

Indonesian Agritech Semaai Raises US$4.7M, Sets Sights on Fintech Partnerships - Fintech Singapore

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January 8, 2024

Semaai nets US$4.7M to expand its agritech, fintech solutions to Central Java

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December 22, 2023

Zypp Electric to deploy 500,000 e-scooters in India by FY27

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December 22, 2023

EV Mobility Startup BluSmart Gains Strong Backing With $24 Mn Funding

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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

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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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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

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October 23, 2023

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

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October 17, 2023

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

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September 28, 2023

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

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