Unreasonable Mentors

Chris Ategeka

Impact Investor, Entrepreneur & an Author

Chris is an Unreasonable Mentor. Chris was part of Unreasonable Impact Americas 2023, and has advised over 15 Unreasonable companies.
Chris Ategeka is an award-winning engineer, entrepreneur, and author. He is the founder and general partner at the pre-seed fund Startup Playbook, that supports companies run by women and other entrepreneurs traditionally underrepresented in the venture capital market. Ategeka has spent his career working at the intersections of technology and humanity. His most recent book is "Safeguarding Humanity: A Comprehensive Guide to AI safety." Before that he wrote “The Unintended Consequences of Technology,” identifies the challenges and opportunities that technology poses to people and the planet as well as "LifeSmith" that explores power, influence, money and politics the forces that run our world. As an entrepreneur, Chris was the Founder of Privail, UCOT and Health Access Corps, a social enterprise focused on strengthening Africa’s healthcare systems. Ategeka has won numerous international awards for his work. He is a Forbes “30 Under 30” member, TED Fellow, and World Economic Forum's Young Global Leader. He holds both a Masters and Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, where he received a 2021 Mark Bingham Award for excellence in achievement by a young alumnus.