Asia Pacific Programme

Malaysia — September 2019

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 third Asia Pacific programme will run this September as an intensive two-week accelerator 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 during late 2019 and early 2020. 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 have worked with the following companies during the third year of the Asia Pacific programme.

Claro Energy

Revolutionising the social and economic fabric of rural India through solar pumping technology.


Empowering farmers to become Agropreneurs with a cashless agricultural capital platform.


Creating 100 percent biodegradable, eco-friendly, and compostable-certified food packaging and garbage bags.

EM3 AgriServices

Helping small-scale farmers keep up with globalization through farm mechanization and technology services.

Evercomm Singapore

Helping enterprises transition towards zero-emission operation through Energy AI.


Manufacturing best-in-class UAVs for defense, security, and industrial applications.

IGL Coatings

Formulating and manufacturing eco-friendly and sustainable high-performance coatings for industrial and consumer applications.


Bringing farmers out of poverty by sharing the most innovative delicious and healthy organic products with the world.


Bringing safe and hygienic fresh fruits and vegetables to the marketplace by empowering all shareholders in the agricultural value chain.

Marvelous Foods

Expanding consumer interest in plant-based food options with China’s first dairy-free coconut yogurt.

Neutral Fuels

Making environmental sustainability a commercial proposition by converting used cooking oils into biofuel at scale.


Creating a better bioeconomy with innovative genome technologies.

Plastic Bank

Cleaning the oceans and empowering impoverished communities by pioneering a sustainable, circular economy for plastic waste.

S4S Technologies

Creating a sustainable supply of processed food products using solar powered dehydrators

String Bio

Leveraging biotechnology to convert methane to everyday products, including feed and food


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

Aga Bajer

Mentor // Culture Strategist ∙ Author ∙ Keynote Speaker - Podcast Host

Anindya Dasgupta

Mentor // Chief Executive Officer at Growth Officers Inc Pte. Ltd.

Anna Rios

Mentor Specialist // Serial Entrepreneur, Former Secretary of State

Ashok Vasudevan

Mentor // Executive and Entrepreneur, CEO of Preferred Brands International and Chairman of Tasty Bite Eatables

Ashwini Kapila

Mentor // Managing Director, Head of Financial Institutions Coverage, India

Avinash Thakur

Mentor // Managing Director, Head of Asia Pacific Debt Origination

Bhanu Potta

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

Dave Solomon

Alumni Mentor // Chief Executive Officer at Pelagic Data Systems

David Tan

Mentor // Private equity, MD at TPG

David Brand

Mentor // Founder and CEO, New Forests, Pty, Ltd

Dimple Sahni

Mentor // Venture Capitalist, Entrepreneur, Impact Investor and Family Office Executive

Frank Li

Mentor // Vice President of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., Ltd.

Gautam Narayan

Mentor // Partner at Apax Partners

Hui-Joo Hoo

Mentor // Managing Director, Chief Compliance Officer, Asia Pacific

Jackie Shen

Mentor Specialist // Director, Head of Consumer & Retail, Greater China

Jason Mcbriarty

Mentor // Director, Levi Strauss Foundation

Jayesh Visaria

Mentor Specialist // Director, Head of Healthcare and Consumer

John Laws

Mentor // Managing Director, Head of Government, Regulatory Relations & Policy, Asia Pacific

Joon Heem Kham

Mentor Specialist // Chief Operating Officer, Singapore

Kam Patel

Mentor Specialist // Director, Business Performance Reporting

Kamran Elahian

Mentor // High Tech Entrepreneur with 3 Unicorn IPOs!

Kosuke Morihara

Mentor // Managing Director - COO, Japan

Kurt Bonatz

Mentor // Venture Partner at A18 Ventures

Lars Aagaard

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

Marcio Lempert

Mentor // Mentor and BOD Member, Hi-Tech Startups 

Matt Oakley

Mentor Specialist // Director, Business Management - Legal, Asia Pacific

Meera Vasudevan

Mentor // Co-Founder, Center for the Spread of Affordable Wellness (C-SAW)

Mike Rios

Mentor Specialist // Chief Innovation Officer at 17 Triggers. Marketing and Meditation Specialist

Mike Lilburn

Mentor // Managing Director, Head of Risk, Finance & Treasury COO, India

Mohanjit Jolly

Mentor // Global Investor and Advisor; Current Partner at Iron Pillar VC, Former Partner at Garage Technology Ventures and DFJ

Moses Choi

Mentor // Head of Digital and Sustainable Finance

Paloma Lopez Ortega

Mentor // Food Entrepreneur; Former Global Sustainability and Brand Director at the Kellogg Company

Pia Vachha

Mentor Specialist // Director, Chief of Staff to Head of Asia Pacific

Puneet Jain Shah

Mentor Specialist // Director, Asia Repo Trading

Ram Gopal

Mentor // Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer, India

Revathy Ashok

Mentor // Co-founder of Strategy Garage

Rochelle Hooper

Mentor Specialist // Director, Head of North Asia Legal (ex-Japan)

Saifuddin Dhorajiwala

Alumni Mentor // Co-founder and Executive Director of Fourth Partner Energy

Sanjay Krishnan

Alumni Mentor // Founder of Lithium Urban Technologies

Sean Ansett

Mentor // President, At Stake Advisors, LLC

Tom Chi

Mentor // Founder of Prototype Thinking, Lab Director of the Planet, Former Lead at Google X

Vish Narain

Mentor // Managing Partner at Pulsar Capital