Asia Pacific Programme

Virtual — November 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 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.

Banka BioLoo

Providing water, sanitation and hygiene facilities at homes, schools, worksites and public places

Blue Sky Analytics

Building an API-based catalogue of high-resolution, high-frequency, and near-real-time Environmental Indicator Datasets


Empowering the renewable energy transition by connecting energy producers to energy consumers


Empowering farmers to earn double with full-stack technology solutions


Designing, manufacturing, and distributing clean cooking stoves

ID Water

Building environmentally sustainable smart shrimp farms with AI plus IoT technologies to solve three major problems of traditional aquaculture

Nutrition Technologies

Providing alternative solutions to address the world's protein deficit

Planet Protector Packaging

Creating sustainable thermal packaging made from 100% natural waste wool


Delivering refills for household products without plastic packaging, straight to consumers

Urban Spring

Using data and smart water stations to redefine the water refill experience


Decentralizing water infrastructure using water re-circulation


Rescuing ugly produce to create novel plant-based meats


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.

Amali de Alwis MBE

Tech and Entrepreneurship, CEO @ Subak // Former: Managing [email protected] for Startups & [email protected] First: Girls

Anita Chan

Seasoned COO / business manager who removes obstacles, makes connections and allocates resources effectively

Arun Saigal

Banker and Problem Solver

Aruna Bhinge

Consultant & Coach

Christina Aureus

Marketing and Communications, Asia Pacific

Dan Fitzgerald

Managing Partner at ReGen Ventures

Dhruv Saigal

Career banker with a focus on connecting the dots in the global world of fixed income

Ee Ching Tay

Senior experienced global investment banker

Emi Nakata

Corpoate Communications Professional

Erik Bruun Bindslev


Esther Duran

Innovation, service and business group design director | Esther applies circular design and sustainable methodologies to create digital services that are inclusive, accessible and at no cost to the planet!

Evonne Tan

Head of Barclays Private Bank Singapore

Heather Picov

Former Chief Executive Officer, Apps for Good

Hon Mun Yip

Climate Investor | Reimagining Our Future | The Future of Food

Jayesh Visaria

Director, Head of Healthcare and Consumer

Jim Totty

Managing Director, Sustainable and Impact Private Equity and Venture Capital

Mark Frayman

Head of BHP Ventures

Matt Toms

Hong Kong based Equities Sales Trader, with a decades experience in ETFs

Michael Wong

Connecting you to our client base in Asia

Mike Rios

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

Mohit Shukla

Seasoned Legal, Corporate Governance, and Regulatory and GOvernment Affairs Professional with interests in music and theatre. Veteran mentor, and trustee for a non-profit associated with the amelioration of malnutrition in young mothers and children

Peter Gould

CEO, Gould Studio

Pooja Narang

CCO MD – Chief Controls Officer, BX, India and Head of Controls Reporting & Data Management

Ranjith Ramadasan

Brand / design / creative expert + business enthusiast

Romi Sumaria

Leadership Consultant and Podcaster

Ronie Mak

Managing Director - RS Group

Sam Polson

Financial Services Professional and Angel Investor

Sara Kalick

Leadership and strategy consultant, The Possibilitarians

Shun Nagao

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

Simon Wright

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

Sonia Weymuller

Founding Partner @venturesouq I Partner Lead VSQ Conscious Collective