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UK & Europe Program

Scaling impact across the UK & Europe

Launched in 2016, we are now in our 7th year of supporting growth-stage ventures operating at the nexus of advanced technology, profit and impact.

To date, alongside our partners at Barclays, we have supported 77 ventures headquartered across the UK & Europe that are uniquely positioned to create the jobs of tomorrow, while solving our most pressing societal and environmental challenges. The UK & Europe programme is part of Unreasonable Impact's broader global initiative that is actively supporting 250+ ventures.

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Meet our 2022 UK & Europe Cohort

Each year we identify and privately invite a select portfolio of growth-stage ventures to join the Unreasonable Impact UK & Europe program. Below are the 13 ventures who are a part of the 2022 cohort.

This cohort is supported by a curated community of Unreasonable mentors, investors, and Barclays' colleagues. Together this community of support is dedicated to championing the growth and impact of the ventures now and into the future.
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77 Ventures are part of Unreasonable Impact UK & Europe

The Unreasonable Fellowship is supported by a global community of 1,040 Mentors — from industry experts to renowned executives and policymakers. Below are just some of the Mentors who are proactively supporting our UK & Europe cohorts.

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Kelly Kimball

Founder, Vitu, F5 Collective, Investor

Thomas Debass

Managing Director/Chief Partnerships Officer

Navjeet “Dolly” Singh

Founder at Terra Talent

Shama Skinner

Advisor & Entrepreneurial Executive

Andy Middleton

Chief Exploration Officer, The TYF Group

Spyros Kouvelis

Director, Institute for Sustainable Development of EPLO, Former Minister of State for Foreign Economic Affairs

Christina Deligianni

Policy Officer, EPLO Institute for Sustainable Development/Managing Director, Verimpact

Karsten Ottenberg

Former Corporate CEO, Innovation & Transformation Architect

Nkem Ndefo

Founder Lumos Transforms | Liberatory change alchemist

Ben Sanderson

Head of UK Large Corporate, Barclays Payments

Simon Ollerenshaw

Managing Director, Head of Corporate Treasury Coverage, Corporate & Investment Banking, Barclays

Zoe Lamb

Industry Director, Corporate Banking, Barclays

Rogier van Driessche

Serial entrepreneur, advisor, investor

Renée Elliott

Founder of Planet Organic & Co-Founder of Beluga Bean

Eva Karlsson

CEO / CD at Houdini Sportswear

Mikela Druckman

Co-founder and CEO of Greyparrot

Olof Schybergson

Chief Experience Officer

Alastair Blackman

Managing Director, Barclays Investment Bank

James Ferrier

Head of Sustainable Impact Capital, Barclays

Ana Perales

Head of Customer Segments and Strategy, Business Bank, Barclays

James Todd

Managing Director, Head of UK Domestic Private Bank, Barclays

Victoria Gregory

Director of External Communications, Barclays

Hiral Patel

Global Head of Sustainable & Thematic Research, Barclays

Corinne Gray

Director, Portfolio & Investment Strategy at Unreasonable

Carl Jefferson

Chief People Officer at Unreasonable

John Fallon

Adviser and Former CEO, Pearson

Tanja Gihr

Managing Director, Head of ESG Advisory EMEA, Sustainable and Impact Banking

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