Asia Pacific Programme

Singapore — May 2017

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, US, and Asia.

The Asia Pacific programme will run this May 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 the back half of 2017. 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 be working with the companies below in the inaugural Asia Pacific program.

One Earth Designs

Providing solar-powered clean cookstoves for off-grid communities.

Richcore India

Using biotechnology to develop animal-free proteins that conserve food, water, and energy.


Specializing in decentralized management of water, wastewater, and environmental services.


Reimagining waste and energy use by "circulating everything."


Transforming the global apparel supply chain through transparent sourcing technology.

Alesca Life

Enabling indoor commercial-scale farming of safe, fresh, and healthy produce for anyone, anywhere.


Launching small, low-cost satellites to monitor the world and collect environmental data.

Agri-Info Design

Increasing agricultural productivity through a GPS tractor assistance app.


Building reliable, solar-powered irrigation systems for small-scale farmers.

Greenlight Planet

Developing and manufacturing reliable solar products for millions of people living off the electric grid.

Bakeys Foods

Creating edible cutlery to replace toxic, disposable plastic. 

Banyan Nation

Changing the way India looks at plastics, recycling, and waste management using mobile technology.


Using biotech instead of animals to pioneer the field of safety testing technology.

Lithium Urban Technologies

Providing India's first 100% zero-emission, electric solution for corporate transport.

Mentors and Specialists

We are forever grateful to the mentors and specialists who will be participating in the first Unreasonable Impact Asia Pacific programme.

Mary Tse

Barclays Specialist — Vice President, Asia-ex Japan Equities Legal at Barclays

Colin Dunlop

Barclays Specialist — Vice President, Banking Legal at Barclays

George Cherian

Barclays Specialist — Director, Corporate Communications at Barclays India

Sirjana Mer

Barclays Specialist — Head of Financial Control, Barclays India

Michael Walters

Barclays Specialist — Director, Finance at Barclays

Partha Das

Barclays Specialist — Regional Treasury, Capital & Leverage Management, Barclays

Stephen Callander

Barclays Specialist — CFO of Barclays, Hong Kong

Richard Bleackley

Barclays Specialist — Vice President, Legal at Barclays

Joy Zhang

Barclays Specialist — VP, Finance at Barclays

Kazu Hasegawa

Barclays Specialist — Head of Japan Financial Control, Barclays

Matthew Scott

Barclays Specialist — Credit Trader, CVA at Barclays

Deepa Abhishek Dev

Barclays Specialist — Director, Head of India Tax at Barclays

Damion Breust

Barclays Specialist — Head of Corporate Relations at Barclays Asia Pacific

Shen Lin Lam

Barclays Specialist — Legal Counsel, Litigation, Investigations & Enforcement at Barclays Asia Pacific

Andy Jones

Barclays Mentor — Vice Chairman of Barclays

Anutosh Banerjee

Barclays Mentor — Managing Director & International Business Manager at Barclays Asia Pacific

Bal Bagary

Barclays Mentor — Barclays CFO, Asia Pacific

Lars Aagaard

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

Tetsuya Kodama

Barclays Mentor — Chairman of Barclays, Japan

Sudeep Sarma

Barclays Mentor — Managing Director and Head of Asia Research, Barclays

Jeff Hoffman

Mentor — Serial Entrepreneur, Experienced CEO, Motivational Speaker, Film and Music Producer

Tom Chi

Mentor — Rapid Prototyping Genius + Former Lead at Google X

Tamara Baker

Specialist — Interim COO at 17 Triggers

Christine Chan

Specialist — Founder, Chan Environmental Consulting

Mike Rios

Specialist — Chief Innovation Officer at 17 Triggers

Alex Lin

Specialist — Head of SGInnovate

Keyur Patel

Mentor — Chairman & CEO of Fuse Global

Jack Sim

Mentor — Serial Entrepreneur of 16 businesses & TIME Magazine Hero of the Environment

Jeff Orlowski

Mentor — Emmy-winning filmmaker & Founder of Exposure Labs

George Kembel

Mentor — Co-Founder of the Stanford

Ty Tashiro

Specialist — Social Science Writer, Speaker, and Consultant

Mohanjit Jolly

Mentor — Founding Partner at Iron Pillar

Demo Day

The 18 companies will be showcasing their ventures to a room full of invited guests on 17 May 2017 in Singapore. Please RSVP below if you are an accredited investor and interested in attending.