Unreasonable Impact, a strategic partnership between Unreasonable Group and Barclays, has announced the latest ventures to join its UK & Europe programme.

Ten UK-based ventures tackling climate and social issues are among the 13 selected for the cohort.

Over half of the cohort is female or from a diverse background. Collectively they have raised more than £300 million to date and generated £37m in revenues in 2023.

During the programme, the fellows will work with specialists to break down barriers they have experienced. This includes a week in residence with industry deep dives, masterclasses, investor guidance, and mentorship. 

Post-programme, ventures will continue to receive access to specialist advice from over 1,700 investors and 1,000 mentors, many of whom are Barclays colleagues, through the Unreasonable community.

After achieving their goal to support 250 ventures by the end of 2022, Barclays and Unreasonable will support an additional 200 entrepreneurs over five years through the Unreasonable Impact programme. 

Since it started in 2016, the programme has supported over 300 ventures, some of which are used in Barclays’ own operations today and/or have also been supported through Barclays’ Sustainable Impact Capital mandate.

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The cohort

Agricarbon (Scotland) – Agricarbon provides affordable soil carbon measurement to verify carbon removals, enabling regenerative agriculture.

Better Dairy (London) – Better Dairy produces dairy products in a way that doesn’t rely on animals and is low in greenhouse gas emissions without compromising on taste and texture. 

Chatterbox (London) – Chatterbox offers students and professionals a language-learning platform using the language skills of marginalised talent. 

Constellr (Germany) – Constellr measures temperature from space to support food security on Earth, thus enhancing crop yields and preventing crop failures.

Enough (Scotland) – Glasgow-based Enough produces a sustainable protein called ABUNDA using fungi and natural sugars from grains.

Land Life (Netherlands) – Land Life specialises in sustainable reforestation by employing innovative technology to restore degraded land at scale.

Mimbly (Sweden) – Mimbly designs products focused on laundry to enable optimal water use through recycling, filtration, and connectivity.

Nuada (Northern Ireland) – Belfast-based Nuada builds energy-efficient carbon capture machines to reduce hard-to-abate industrial emissions.

Plend (London) – Plend is an open banking lender on a mission to unlock more lives with accessible and low-cost credit.

Qualis Flow (London) – Qualis Flow provides construction teams with the data to track and manage cost, quality, and carbon.

Shellworks (London) – Shellworks produces a new generation of materials and packaging that are like plastic in performance but zero-waste wherever they end up. 

Vertical Future (London) – Vertical Future designs, manufactures and deploys autonomous indoor vertical farms focused on improving the health of people and the planet. 

Winnow (London) – Winnow employs AI to identify and reduce food waste in the kitchen, offering actionable insights for the hospitality industry.

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