UK & Europe Program

Scaling impact across the UK & Europe

Launched in 2016, we are now in our 9th 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 97 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 310+ ventures.

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Meet our UK & Europe Cohorts

Each year we identify and privately invite a select portfolio of growth-stage ventures to join the Unreasonable Impact UK & Europe program.

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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Bringing affordability, rigor, and scale to soil carbon quantification

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Annie Leeson

Co-founder & CEO

Better Dairy

Building the future of food, starting with dairy

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Jevan Nagarajah

Co-founder & CEO


Building a world enriched with the talent of marginalised professionals

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Mursal Hedayat

Founder & CEO


Measuring temperature from space to support food security on Earth.

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Max Gulde

Co-founder & CEO


Making protein delicious, nutritious, and sustainable

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Jim Laird

Co-Founder & CEO

Land Life

Providing technology-driven reforestation at scale

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Rebekah Braswell



Saving water and microplastics in everyday laundry

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Isabella Palmgren

Co-Founder & CEO


Revolutionising carbon capture in hard to abate industries

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Conor Hamill


Qualis Flow

Creating circularity within the construction industry

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Brittany Harris

Co-founder & CEO


Packaging that never becomes waste

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Insiya Jafferjee

Co-Founder & CEO

Vertical Future

Creating green, sustainable vertical farms with the highest standards

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Jamie Burrows

Founder & CEO


Using AI-driven technology to reduce food waste in commercial kitchen

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Marc Zornes

Founder & CEO

97 Ventures are part of Unreasonable Impact UK & Europe

The Unreasonable Fellowship is supported by a global community of 1,140 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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Abdul Qureshi

Abdul Qureshi, Managing Director - Head of Growth & Specialist Propositions for Business Banking, Barclays

Andy Boyd

Passionate about Sales

Andy Middleton

Co-Founder, Do Good Faster

Bear Kittay

Social Alchemist

Duarte Melo

Partner, Future of Cities Portugal

Emma Evison

VP Strategic Initiatives at Mars Wrigley

Franziska Weiss

Vice President Market & Business Development Europe at Siemens Energy

Jalaj Hora

Systems change agent/Innovator

Karen Thomas

Head of Mid-Corporate Midlands Region, for UK Corporate Ban

Kelli Richards

Trusted Advisor/Coach, Growth Strategist & Super-Connector to Visionary Leaders

Kirstie Mackey

Managing Director, Citizenship UK & Europe, Barclays

LeeAnn Mallorie

Helping female execs, innovators & change-makers increase their impact without burning out.

Lewis Perkins

President at Apparel Impact Institute

Lord Rumi Verjee

Founder, The Rumi Foundation

Mario Solari

Investor // Ultra trail runner

Mike Miles

Educator in Finance, Entrepreneurship & Social Entrepreneurship | Startup Mentor, Investor & Advisor | Board Member | INSEAD GEMBA Alum | Retired Microsoft GM

Mike Butcher

Editor-at-Large at TechCrunch

Nick Chuter

Director, Head of UHNW, Barclays Private Bank

Pelin Gonul Sahin

VC | Founder Wellbeing | Strategy | Innovation

Rahima Valji

CEO Whisperer, Growth & Partnerships Strategist

Rupert Jones

Head of European Equity Research, Barclays

Saideep Raj

Innovation leader

Sanjeev Arya

GTM & Growth Leader

Santos Rodriguez Andres

Publishing visionary, psychedelic scientist and dreamer.

Shirin Eskandani

Mindset and Mindfulness Coach | Keynote Speaker | Founder of Wholehearted Coaching

Simon Ollerenshaw

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

Sunny Bates

Connector of People & Threads that Shape the Future | Serial Entrepreneur | Founder

Recent News from the Impact UK & Europe Fellowship

July 7, 2024

Hotels and offices are using an AI tool that scans what they throw in the trash to reduce their food waste and cut costs

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June 25, 2024

Nuada starts carbon capture trials with Buzzi to accelerate the decarbonisation of the cement industry |

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Mandarin Oriental Reduces Food Waste – Hotel Magazine

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June 10, 2024

AI to Reduce Food Waste at All Mandarin Oriental Hotels Globally

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Insiya Jafferjee: 'What keeps me optimistic is that most people want to make impactful change'

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May 4, 2024

Food tech company ENOUGH raises 40 million euros

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May 3, 2024

Vertical Future wins CEA recognition | HortWeek

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April 29, 2024

Iraqi government discusses vertical farming with Vertical Future

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April 22, 2024

Environment Agency board gains 2 new non-executive directors -

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April 21, 2024

Better Dairy slices into new funding for animal-free cheeses

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April 21, 2024

Environment Agency board gains 2 new non-executive directors -

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April 4, 2024

A.I. Is Spying on the Food We Throw Away

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