What we do

A think tank for
future founders.

The West needs bold thought and
action now more than ever.

We’re building a new type of think tank. We’re not based in D.C. and we don’t write policy reports or lobby Congress. Instead, we help the most courageous young people figure out how to do something truly big and meaningful with their careers.

Check out our first reading course on refounding the modern West. It’s unapologetically the hardest reading course on the internet.


John Strider

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John runs research at Refoundable, where he looks for ways to build enduring companies and accelerate progress.

Previously, he worked for a global early-stage venture firm, where he managed regional deal flow and reviewed hundreds of startups.

Before that, he organized and curated several large conferences on technology and new ideas, hosting talks by a wide range of eminent speakers on science, technology, and culture.