leAD is a global sports investment and entrepreneurship ecosystem inspired by the legacy of Adi Dassler – the founding father of our modern sports industry.
Initiated by the grandchildren of Adi Dassler through their Family Office and Zeitgeist Ventures, leAD has assembled a unique group of shareholders and an extensive network of mentors, investors and experts for one common goal – to support young innovators. It’s all about fostering a startup ecosystem for entrepreneurs, with funding and leadership during pre-Seed, Seed and Series A investment rounds.
leAD is the venture member club launched by the Adi Dassler Legacy initiative.Find out more
ADIFO (Adi Dassler International Family Office) is the privately owned, multi-family office founded by the three sons of Inge Dassler – Adi’s eldest daughter. ADIFO exists to share experiences, networks and solutions with like-minded families and qualified individuals. The first venture launched by the Adi Dassler Legacy initiative, ADIFO works to provide bespoke and global solutions in coordination with rigid international strategic alliances.Find out more
Our mission was to reconnect Adi Dassler’s three grandchildren (Dr Klaus, Horst and Stefan Bente) to the family’s legacy of sports innovation while establishing several new ventures in the sports investment market.
They began their journey by gathering and digitising their private Dassler family archives of documents, handwritten notes, photographs and mementoes from the lives of Adi and Kathe Dassler, for research and documentation purposes. Following this process, the three grandsons decided to take it to the next level and actively returned to business, 25 years after the family had exited adidas in 1990. We developed a legacy strategy and partnered with them to build 3 new ventures: the Adi Dassler International Family Office (ADIFO), leAD Sports Investments (leAD) and CoachAD – the entrepreneurial athlete club.Find out more
Organic Gemini is the only US company producing and distributing food and beverages made from the TigerNut superfood. Leveraging our expertise in building and distributing food and beverage brands and products, Zeitgeist Ventures developed a European distribution plan and market expansion strategy to afford Organic Gemini expansion opportunities into selected West-European markets.
Additionally, Zeitgeist Ventures is leading the fundraising activities for Organic Gemini and has secured external capital investment in the company.Find out more
Collaborating with external venture partners and industry experts, Zeitgeist Ventures is developing a new innovative HVAC filter. The product substantially improves indoor air quality, reduces energy consumption and provides a safer, healthier environment within industrial and commercial facilities. Zeitgeist Ventures is at the forefront of all business activity, implementing an improved go-to-market strategy, a solidified business model and the establishment of strategic partnerships. Additionally, Zeitgeist Ventures oversees a conscious product development lifecycle – including software and hardware development and systems consolidation.Find out more
Alongside Luma Golf, Zeitgeist Ventures and its partners are transforming golf into a fully immersive experience, blending gaming and real-life experience. By utilising disruptive augmented reality applications (which measure ball swing and velocity to improve performance) we are creating new revenue channels for golf course operators. We are redefining and modernising the game of golf, by allowing amateurs and professionals to play against their own Avatars, as well as others, in real time.Find out more
The DealFlow Company’s purpose is to bridge the gap between A-level startups and top-notch innovation programs by removing the hassle related to the application process. We help startups find a spot within leading accelerators, incubators and corporate innovation programs, absolutely free of charge. Since its launch, the exciting new platform has connected more than 150 startups to innovation programs and currently includes over 670 startups and 21 innovation programs.Find out more
NRWTechJobs.de is the first online search platform to connect job seekers with early-stage tech companies, exclusivelyin the North Rhine-Westphalia region. NRW plays a key role in Germany’s economic growth – the state offers supreme conditions for the digital transformation of the entire value-added chain. Startups find important prerequisites for growth in NRW. Customer proximity to the location, support from the political community, numerous networks and a considerable pool of qualified specialists all contribute to the startup ecosystem. Our mission is to grow and invest in the tech startup ecosystem in the NRW region.Find out more