Asia Pacific Programme

Virtual — June 2021

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 fourth 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.

Absolute Foods

Creating the world's first, universal Farm Operating System, driven by AI to optimize sustainability and productivity

Aqua Development

Mimicking the nature of aqua ecosystems to create high-quality and sustainable organic shrimps


Enabling clean cooking through smart biogas and smart electric cookstoves


Enabling the circular economy by endlessly recycling leather waste

Avant Meats

Producing safe, high-quality and sustainable fish products with patent-pending cell cultivation and tissue engineering technology


Using robots collaborating with insects to decentralise waste management


Pioneering a scalable general-purpose cell culture system with applications ranging from reagents and cosmetics to cell-based meat

Intello Labs

Digitising food quality to build a world with no food loss or waste


Transforming the shrimp industry using a data-driven farming and an analytics platform


Gathering, processing and analyzing multilayer data to provide comprehensive and sustainable precision farming solutions to farmers and agribusinesses


Recycling the hardest to recycle plastics to enable the circular economy

Power Ledger

Building the operating system for the new energy marketplace

Smart Joules

Eliminating energy waste through innovations in continuous energy optimization

Three Wheels United

Facilitating the electrification of India’s 175M Light Vehicles


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

Abhijit Kabra

I am a digital specialist with a passion to drive business value through innovation and operational excellence delivering superior digital solutions at scale.

Ajitabh Bharti

Serial Thinker

Alice Bromage

Resilience, Leadership, and Business Growth

Anna Gong

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

Anna Durward

Co-creator at ocean~ilo -

Antoine Monod

Business Development

Anushia Kandasamy

Management Consultant; Senior Leadership Facilitator

Archna Negi

Director at Barclays

Ardhendu Pathak

Engineering management, innovation, advisor & mentor (formerly Airbus, GE)

Aruna Bhinge

Consultant & Coach

Ashish Jain

Experienced Startup CFO and Senior Executive

Ashok Lodha

Banker, Mentor and Investor

Ashok Vasudevan

Executive and Entrepreneur, Co-Founder & Chairman of Tasty Bite Eatables, Co-Founder C-SAW ( Center for the Spread of Affordable Wellness), Co-Founder and Chairman Green Planet Foods

Ben McQuhae

Lawyer, Founder, Entrepreneur & Sustainable Finance Leader

Bhanu Potta

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

Chloe Cheung

Impact Investor, Founder & Managing Director at Prosperity Impact

Christina Aureus

Marketing and Communications, Asia Pacific

Claus Nehmzow

Chief Innovation Officer at Eastern Pacific Shipping in Singapore. Previously BP, Booz Allen, PA Consulting, accenture, Shazam, Viant.

Cyril M Alexander

Compliance & Risk Management Professional

Dan Fitzgerald

Managing Partner at ReGen Ventures

Gaurav Gupta

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

Gautam Narayan

Partner at Apax Partners

Giannandrea Giammanco

Building a Parallel Economy and an Impact Driven Ecosystem

Gustavo Burger

Chief Supply Chain Officer International - KraftHeinz

Hon Mun Yip

Climate Investor | Reimagining Our Future | The Future of Food

Jackie Shen

Director, Head of Consumer & Retail, Greater China

Jaime Lim

Family Office Specialist & Investment Management Professional | Principal at Blauwpark Partners

Jasmine Chew

Impact and Capacity Builder, Innovator for Change

Jayaroopa Jeyabarathi

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

Kanwaljit Singh

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

Karsten Ottenberg

Corporate CEO, Innovation & Transformation Architect

Kartik Khare

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

Kathlyn Tan

Ocean advocate; Sustainability practitioner; Next gen family business

Kian Peng Yeo

From farm to table, integrating food into retail and hospitality.

Krating Poonpol

Early stage VC with > 70 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 Aagaard

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

Lars Svensson

Sustainability Enabler

Leena Dandekar

Founder, Raintree Family Office, Raintree Foundation

Leon Toh

Impact Investor - Damson Capital

Lyric Harris

Mentor Coordinator at Unreasonable

Marlene Johler

Founder & CEO MindX | Circular Economy Advisory | Entrepreneur | Mentor

Mason Tan

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

Mohan Belani

Co-Founder and CEO at e27

Nico Nanninga

Organisational Change - Client Implementations - Agile Transformation - Diversity Champion

Outi Gruener

Sustainability and Social Impact Professional

Peter Wuffli

Founder + Chairman of elea Foundation

Piers Lakin

Growth Equity Impact Investor

Priya Thachadi

Entrepreneur, Investor, Podcast Host

Rajeswari Kesavan

Experienced Banker

Rami Al Karmi

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

Ratana Phurik-Callebaut

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

Ravi Chidambaram

Founder and President of TC Capital, Executive Director and Co-founder of RIMM, Adjunct Professor in Sustainability at Yale-NUS College

Renyung Ho

Impact-driven, Next-generation entrepreneur

Revathy Ashok

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

Robert Campbell

Addicted to creativity, culture and chaos.

Ronaldiaz Hartantyo

Co Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of MYCL-Mycotech Lab. Architect turned into mushromm farmer

Ronie Mak

Managing Director - RS Group

Sam Padgett

VP, Investment Banking - Financial Sponsors

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

Shun Nagao

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

Simon Wright

Strategy consultant and environmental entrepreneur

Sung-Min Chung

Technology, Banking // Barclays

Vicky Boiten-Lee

Energy & Mobility sector professional, former Global Marketing Director at Shell

Vignesh Nandakumar

Investor-Operator, Environmental Sustainability eco-systems