In episode 43 of the Investing in Impact podcast, I speak with Jasiel Martin-Odoom, Senior Investment Associate at Unreasonable Collective, on the current trends in impact startups across Europe and Africa.
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Jasiel began his career in investment banking at Goldman Sachs in London after gaining an MPA in Social Impact, Innovation and Investment from New York University. He covered broadly Global Business Services, and European Building, Construction & Distribution Companies.
He joined the Unreasonable team in 2020 as the Portfolio Manager for UK & EMEA.
As a Senior Investment Associate, Jasiel’s particular passion for impact-focused VC investing led to him joining Unreasonable Collective’s deal team that makes Series A and B impact investments into tech companies solving problems of Climate Change Management & Reporting, Built Environment, Mobility & Transportation; and Food & Agriculture.
As part of Collective’s 100% diverse core deal team, he is responsible for sourcing, screening, diligencing and contributing to investment decisions made by the team. He also leads the deal team’s sourcing efforts in UK & EMEA leveraging his prior experience as Portfolio Manager.
Over multi-year engagements, Unreasonable partners with family offices and foundations, help multinationals future-proof their strategy by grounding it in sustainable innovation, and we facilitate public-private partnerships with governments looking to sustainably reach their goals. Below are just a few of the initiatives we have co-founded alongside our institutional partners.
About Unreasonable Collective
Unreasonable Collective is an invite-only club for investors globally. Collective members benefit from a highly curated portfolio of growth-stage ventures, pooled capital designed to deliver competitive terms, and intimate community experiences.
Together they invest at the nexus of global impact, advanced technology and profit. Think of the Unreasonable Collective as your personal deal flow engine for curated investments positioned to create robust returns while solving pressing global problems.
Members of the Unreasonable Collective are connected to exclusive opportunities sourced directly from the Unreasonable Fellowship. The Fellowship currently includes 311 best-in-class companies that have raised more than $9.2 bn in financing, are headquartered in 50 countries, and are positively impacting the lives of more than 1.4 bn people.
Grant is the founder of Causeartist, one of the most influential impact business platforms in the world. Since 2013, Causeartist has been read in over 150 countries. Grant has personally interviewed 700+ impact entrepreneurs from around the world, highlighting innovations in ethical fashion, climate change, ethical technology, impact investing, and sustainable travel.