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.

Siam Organic

Bringing farmers out of poverty by sharing Thailand's healthiest natural and organic products with the rest of the world


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

Marvelous Foods

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

Evercomm Singapore

Providing energy-saving solutions and management tools for enterprises.


Creating a better bioeconomy with innovative genome technologies.


Reimagining India's Food Supply Chain, ensuring higher returns to India's farmers, lowering wastage, and driving transparency

String Bio

Leveraging synthetic biotechnology to convert waste methane to everyday products and foods.

IGL Coatings

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

Lawrencedale Agro Processing

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

Plastic Bank

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


Accelerating last mile mobility with India's first smart bike rental app.


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.

S4S Technologies

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


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

Neutral Fuels

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

Claro Energy

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


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

Kurt Bonatz

Mentor // Venture Partner at A18 Ventures

Mike Rios

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

Anna Rios

Specialist // Serial Entrepreneur + Unreasonable Wife

Puneet Jain Shah

Mentor // Director, Asia Repo Trading

Samir Inamdar

Mentor // Co-founder, Managing Director and CEO of Forum Synergies

Gautam Narayan

Mentor // Partner at Apax Partners

Kamran Elahian

Mentor // High Tech Entrepreneur with 3 Unicorn IPOs!

Meera Vasudevan

Mentor // Co-Founder, Preferred Brands International; Chief Marketing Officer and Executive VP of Product Development

Mohanjit Jolly

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

Vish Narain

Mentor // Managing Partner at Pulsar Capital

Lars Aagaard

Mentor // Managing Director, Head of Financial Sponsors, Barclays Asia Pacific

Sean Ansett

Mentor // President, At Stake Advisors, LLC

Dave Solomon

Entrepreneur // Chief Executive Officer at Pelagic Data Systems

Frank Li

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

Jason Mcbriarty

Mentor // Director, Levi Strauss Foundation

Revathy Ashok

Mentor // Co-founder of Strategy Garage

Tom Chi

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

Ashok Vasudevan

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

Marcio Lempert

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

Bhanu Potta

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

Moses Choi

Mentor // Innovation and Venturing

Saifuddin Dhorajiwala

Entrepreneur // Co-founder and Executive Director of Fourth Partner Energy

David Tan

Mentor // Private equity, MD at TPG

Kam Patel

Mentor // Barclays: Director - Business Performance Reporting

Sanjay Krishnan

Entrepreneur // Founder of Lithium Urban Technologies

Anindya Dasgupta

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

David Brand

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

Aga Bajer

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

Dimple Sahni

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