Asia Pacific Programme

Hong Kong — June 2018

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 second Asia Pacific programme will run this June 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 2018. The ultimate goal of Unreasonable Impact is to create a global network centered around scaling impact entrepreneurs as job creators worldwide.

Past Ventures

Unreasonable Impact is privileged to be working with the companies below in the inaugural Asia Pacific program.

One Earth Designs

Powerful, versatile, easy-to-use and fuel free solar cooking stoves.

Richcore India

Animal origin free (AOF) proteins to make medicines safer and free of contamination risks.


Reducing water footprint and waste by up to 50%, recycle and reuse up to 80% of wastewater for non-potable purposes.


Gathering Recyclable items around Japan from households to foster a circular economy.


Building the world’s largest discovery and sourcing platform in the apparel supply chain for products to be made by a highly-skilled and fairly-paid workforce.

Alesca Life

Create solutions that enable anyone anywhere to grow the safest, healthiest and freshest produce.


Ultra-affordable privately funded satellites to monitor the entire surface of the world — once per day.

Agri Info Design

#1 in the world for GPS tractor operation assistance app since its launch in February 2015


Allowing 30 million small-scale farmers solar-powered irrigation systems to affordably cultivate year round.

Greenlight Planet

Sold solar to over 6 million families in poverty who formerly had no access to electricity.

Bakeys Foods

Helping to avoid 5 million tons of plastic in landfills by a milk-based edible cutlery.

Banyan Nation

Recycled over 500 tons of plastic, changing the way India looks at waste management.


Award-winning biotechnology company enabling manufacturers to ensure their products are safe from harmful chemicals.

Lithium Urban Technologies

India's first 100% electric solution for corporate transport.

Past Mentors and Specialists

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

Sandeep Patel

Mentor — Managing Director of Investment Banking, Barclays

George Cherian

Barclays Specialist — Director, Corporate Communications at Barclays India

Colin Dunlop

Barclays Specialist — Vice President, Banking Legal at Barclays

Richard Bleackley

Barclays Specialist — Vice President, Legal at Barclays

Michael Walters

Barclays Specialist — Director, Finance at Barclays

Christian Corrigan

Barclays Specialist — VP, Foreign Exchange and Local Markets – Product Control

Kazuyoshi Hasegawa

Barclays Specialist — Head of Japan Financial Control, Barclays

Mary Tse

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

Sirjana Mer

Barclays Specialist — Head of Financial Control, Barclays India

Partha Das

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

Stephen Callander

Barclays Specialist — CFO of Barclays, Hong Kong

Joy Zhang

Barclays Specialist — VP, Finance at Barclays

Matthew Scott

Barclays Specialist — Credit Trader, CVA at Barclays

Deepa Abhishek Dev

Barclays Specialist — Director, Head of India Tax at Barclays

Shen Lin Lam

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

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

Mentor — 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 selected companies will be showcasing their ventures to a room full of invited guests on 28 June 2018 in Hong Kong. Please RSVP below if you are an accredited investor and interested in attending.