How can comedy help fight terrorism? What can artificial intelligence teach us about gender inequality? Why should environmental activists learn about brand marketing? We believe the world’s biggest problems require the world’s most innovative solutions. That means finding connections between seemingly unrelated disciplines in order to create new approaches. This idea of recombinant innovation is at the heart of everything we do. What exactly do we do? Read on to find out!

Focus Areas and Approach

Our diverse team of creators, technologists and researchers focus on four critical issues:
  • Countering Violent Extremism

  • Promoting Gender Equality

  • Combatting Misinformation

  • Advancing Sustainability


“If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh. Otherwise, they’ll kill you.”

– George Bernard Shaw

We partner with popular comedians and influencers to create entertaining content
that counters harmful narratives


“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
- Arthur C. Clarke 

Our MIDAC technology uses artificial intelligence to monitor disinformation and propaganda, identify bots/malevolent actors, assess their impact and counter their influence


"In God we trust. All others must bring data.”
– W. Edwards Deming

We develop data-driven research reports and policy briefs for governments, think tanks and Fortune 100 companies

Capacity Building

"An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest."
- Ben Franklin

We conduct trainings on strategic messaging, content production and combatting disinformation


US Department of State

European Commission

UN Women

Global Affairs Canada



UN Environment Programme

UN Office of Drugs and Crime


US Department of Homeland Security



Omidyar Network India

US Department of Justice


Priyank Mathur

Founder and CEO

Priyank has a background in counter-terrorism, communications and comedy. He previously served as a Policy Analyst and Intelligence Officer in the Office of the Secretary at the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He was also Global Consulting Director at Ogilvy and Mather in New York and Head of Consumer Marketing at Boston-based mobile advertising firm Jana. Priyank was a Contributing Writer at The Onion and also wrote for both seasons of the TV show Onion News Network on IFC. He holds an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management, as well as an M.A. and B.A. in International Relations from Boston University.