Asia Pacific Programme

Virtual — May 2022

Unreasonable Impact Asia Pacific

Unreasonable Impact is an innovative multi-year partnership between Barclays and Unreasonable Group. The initiative represents a first of its kind international accelerator network with programmes launching in the UK & Europe, Americas, and Asia Pacific.

The sixth Asia Pacific programme will run as a multi-week virtual gathering designed to support growth-stage ventures across China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, and Singapore with needed resources, mentorship, and a global network of support. The aim of the Asia Pacific programme is to rapidly scale-up select entrepreneurs to create thousands of new jobs while addressing key environmental issues with highly profitable business models. Successive programmes will continue to be run in the UK and US. The ultimate goal of Unreasonable Impact is to create a global network centered around scaling impact entrepreneurs as job creators worldwide.


Unreasonable Impact is privileged to work with the following companies for this year’s cohort.

Better Packaging Co.

Designing revolutionary sustainable packaging solutions for the circular economy


Transforming living environments with sustainable paint and advanced materials with anti-thermal and disinfection technologies.


Developing the world’s first vegan chicken using peanut protein as a primary ingredient


Transforming how citizens access their entitlements at last-mile India.


Replacing expensive chemical water treatment with cost-effective and environmentally-friendly electrical treatment

Massive Mobility

Building a high-quality EV charging infrastructure in India, promoting a seamless user experience and optimized charging

Mycotech Labs

Producing plant-based leather alternatives using mycelium and agro-waste for the fashion industry

Orxa Energies

Developing performance electric vehicles and associated e-transportation technologies.


Developing sustainable packaging materials that enable second-life applications for plastic and glass waste.


Offering end-to-end cold chain logistics services that are reliable, sustainable, and efficient.


Using big data, AI/ML, and polygon maps to help farmers, microfinance institutions, and governments unlock meaningful agricultural insights.


Unlocking the production of green hydrogen at scale with proprietary electrodes, making the water electrolysis process more efficient and less expensive

Sustainable & Secure Information Disposal (SSID)

Providing sustainable waste management solutions that encourage recycling and reduce waste


Harvesting and analyzing city data in emerging countries to extract insights and inform decision-making in the built environment.


We are forever grateful to the mentors and specialists who participate in the Unreasonable Impact Asia Pacific programmes.

Adam Hillier

Active mentor and advisor - Formerly CTO for BG Group and a VP for Shell Technology

Agam Khare

Founder & CEO of Absolute Foods

Alex Lin

Chairman at ICOra Asia

Anita Grummels

Social Impact Product Manager

Anna Gong

CEO & Founder, Singapore Top 100 Women in Tech 2020, Singapore Women Entrepreneur Award 2017, TEDx Speaker, Builder

Antoine Monod

Head of Asia

Anushia Kandasamy

Management Consultant; Senior Leadership Facilitator

Aruna Bhinge

Consultant & Coach

Ashish Jain

Experienced Startup CFO and Senior Executive

Bhanu Potta

Board Member; Executive Advisor on Products, Social Investments and ICT4D

Cedrick Tandong

CEO&Cofounder of Three Wheels United

Chloe Cheung

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

Christiana Zhu

Co-Founder & CEO of Marvelous Foods

Christina Aureus

Marketing and Communications, Asia Pacific

Claus Nehmzow

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

Darshan Mundada

An ideas person, entrepreneur in action!

Ernest Fang

Director, Banking

Gaurav Gupta

Partner & Asia Director, Dalberg Advisors | Occasional investor in start-ups.

Gibran Huzaifah

Co-founder & CEO of eFishery

Gita Sjahrir

Serial entrepreneur and investor

Hannah Mansour

Transforming businesses to create a net-zero future

Hon Mun Yip

Climate Investor | Reimagining Our Future | The Future of Food

Jasmine Chew

Impact and Capacity Builder, Innovator for Change

Jayaroopa Jeyabarathi

Founding partner, Encubay Angel Network and Co-founder, Women in Investing network

Jeffrey Char

Founder & Chairman of TRENDE

Jen Loong

APAC/SEA investor happy to help with fundraising, strategy, and GTM

Jianjia Chan

Strategic Operations, Innovation Culture and Growth

Kanwaljit Singh

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

Kartik Khare

A Curious Brand Builder. A wannabe Landscape Photographer. Global VP, Product Strategy & Innovation, Tupperware Brands

Ken Sze

Head of Investments Asia / Head of Funds and ETFs

Krating Poonpol

Early stage VC with > 100 investments with almost 1 Billion USD follow-on funding and President of Technology of KBank.

Kun Jiang

Health-Tech Entrepreneur with Successful Exit, Angel Investor

Lars Svensson

Sustainability Enabler

Leon Toh

Impact Investor - Damson Capital

Madanjit Singh

SaaS CRO | Customer Success | Partnerships | Diversity & Inclusion |

Mason Tan

Social Impact Investor who wishes to help others to make their dreams come true

Matt Hart

Founder, Innovator, Educator, Author

Mike Rios

Head of Digital X @ UNDP Executive Office, Former CIO 17 Triggers, Meditation Coach

Namita Banka

Founder & Managing Director of Banka BioLoo

Nico Nanninga

Organisational Change - Client Delivery - Agile Transformation - Diversity Champion

Peter Wuffli

Founder + Chairman of elea Foundation

Piyush Tewari

Founder & CEO at SaveLIFE Foundation | Rolex Laureate | WEF Young Global Leader

Praveer Garg

Director - India Technology Coverage Lead

Rahul Sharma

Director, RSG APAC

Rami Al Karmi

Author "ABNEWNORMAL" , Chief Innovation Officer & CEO ahlifintech @ ahli bank ... Master Jedi Coach on peak performance and exponential cross innovation

Ranjith Ramadasan

Brand / design / creative expert + business enthusiast

Ratana Phurik-Callebaut

Private Sector, SME ecosystem specialist. Building financial skills in Cambodia

Regula Schegg

Managing Director, Asia

Revathy Ashok

Angel Investor, Independent Board Member, Co-Founder Strategy Garage (

Rhea Mazumdar Singhal

Founder & CEO of Ecoware

Robert Campbell

I use creativity, culture and chaos to reinvent the future.

Ronie Mak

Managing Director - RS Group

Ryuta Higuchi

Director, Rates Sales / eFICC Distribution & Product - Japan

Samantha Jackson

Co-Founder & Managing Director of Percolate Galactic

Samir Inamdar

Co-founder, Managing Director and CEO of Forum Synergies. Former CEO for GE C&I and Tyco Electronics (now TE Connectivity) for India

Sandhya Sriram

Group CEO & Co-founder of Shiok Meats

Sara Kalick

Leadership and strategy consultant, The Possibilitarians

Sasha Kalb

Director, Financial Crime Legal

Shashank Kumar

Co-founder & CEO of DeHaat

Shobhit Bahl

Director, Investment Banking

Shou Sen Cheam

Barclays Employee

Simon Wright

ESG Investor, primarily Nature-based Solutions (e.g reforestation for carbon credits / biodiversity credits)

Stuart Oda

Founder + CEO of Alesca Life

Susanne LeBlanc

Head of Special Projects, Global Sustainability at CHANEL

Tharani Prakash

Building the Doughnut Economy

Tilda Molho

COO, Operationalising growth, high-performing teams, Diversity and Inclusion

Tom Cotterill

Co-Founder at The Fearless Group

Vicky Boiten-Lee

Non-Executive Director/Advisor, former Global Marketing Director at Shell

Vipul Garg

Head of EM and G10 Rates Structuring NJA

Vish Narain

Managing Partner at Pulsar Capital

Yingying Li

Bridge Builder | Cross-cultural Communication/Leadership | International BD Strategist | Founder & CEO of Yingfluence,Inc | Host at award-winning podcast "How China Works" | Yingfluencer