From the onset, we’ve believed that entrepreneurs building rapidly scalable businesses are our best bet for solving these challenges. To this end, our north star has always been to partner with and support world-class entrepreneurs positioned to bend history in the right direction.
Going back to the start, the vision behind Unreasonable Group found its roots at the Unreasonable Institute (rebranded in 2017 to “Uncharted”) in the summer of 2010. That summer a few remarkable events took place that caused our founder, and the founder of the Institute, Daniel Epstein, to see a larger opportunity.
By the time the inaugural program had come to an end, a number of the participating entrepreneurs had gotten a tattoo of the Unreasonable logo – on their body for the rest of their lives. Nope, we aren’t making this up and yes, we agree this is a bit crazy. Furthermore, a handful of the entrepreneurs pledged to donate equity back to the Unreasonable. The two things in life you can’t divorce from are tattoos and equity, yet the entrepreneurs who came out of the first Institute – and nearly all programs we have run ever since – willingly got tattoos and desired to donate equity back to Unreasonable… We took note of this.
We began to realize that Unreasonable didn’t just need to be an accelerator program – it could be positioned to become a brand and a portfolio of initiatives that stood for something much larger. Today, our goal is to drive resources into and break down barriers for entrepreneurs solving BFPs… Working towards this mission, over the past four years we launched UNREASONABLE.is, Unreasonable Capital, Unreasonable@Sea, the Girl Effect Accelerator, Project Literacy Lab, Unreasonable Impact, and Unreasonable Goals. Each initiative is part of our broader vision and grounded in our desire to drive exposure and support to the world’s most promising and impactful entrepreneurs. Even though today our entrepreneurs are impacting over 203 million lives globally and have raised over $2 billion in financing, we are confident of one thing… We are just getting started