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zeitgeist seeds

Zeitgeist seeds
Our investment club is a network of close friends, with whom we invest in startups that will redefine lifestyle categories. We offer co-investment, deal flows, portfolio business growth and an investor network.

Zeitgeist seeds

Invest in your own legacy

Thinking and solving
problems of tomorrow

The Zeitgeist difference

We believe that for ideas to achieve tangible, sustainable growth, we have to bring together startup founders, industry experts and private investors.

People // Places // Culture

We define Zeitgeist as the dynamic interplay of People, Places and Culture. These are the three cardinal points that we always use to orient ourselves. They form the basis of every thing we do.

People create the future

People with ideas, people with vision, people with courage, people with talents & people with resources need to come together to accelerate the world into the future.

Places enable innovation

Places with the right ecosystem, with good infrastructure and access and navigable rules are the breeding grounds for innovation.

Culture fuels action

Cultures that encourage great ideas, cultures that inspire questions, cultures that celebrate the freethinkers, inventors and doers provide the fuel to the fires of change.

The basis of everything we do

Businesses need to get the proportions of these three fundamentals ingredients exactly right, in order to achieve sustainable growth and have a lasting impact on the progress of humankind.

More than a venture capital firm

Investment Club

Our investment club is a network of close friends, with whom we invest in startups that will redefine lifestyle categories. We offer co-investment, deal flows, portfolio business growth and an investor network.

Innovation Consultants

We partner with corporate and private investors. As innovation consultants, we share our expertise in IP acquisition, investment portfolio, sales and marketing, insights in industry trends and best practices.

Venture Capital

We co-invest in startups and ventures from pre-seed, seed and early stages that are redefining lifestyle as we know it. To date we have invested in over 24 ventures through LeAD through our investment office based in Bahamas.

Accelerator

As a part of our venture ecosystems, we also build accelerators. We plan to launch more acceleration programs in the near future. Besides acceleration, we also have short mentorship workshops for startups looking for support.

Venture Builder

Our venture builder program offers guidance, expertise, community, know-how and fundraising. We have expertise in business planning, leadership team recruitment, community building, branding and go-to-market, financial planning and more.

Networking

Our Club of ideas is a platform that brings together influential minds to capture the ideas that are shaping the future. Through events, podcasts and workshops, we offer a platform to the change-makers, risk-lovers, dreamers and thinkers.

Art Films
Biographies
Films in mid-production
Profiles
News
Current Affairs
Fiction

Zeitgeist seeds

We know that making a film requires that first leap of faith. For you to take a chance on your story, and for someone to take a chance on you. This fund encourages that spirit.

We are at a time where perspective is key to capture the truth of a story. We love supporting documentary film that ignites passion and creates real impact in audiences. We also recognize it’s incredibly difficult to get started. Doc Society is excited to launch the New Perspectives Seed Fund to support the development of non-fiction projects by filmmakers around the world.

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We are particularly looking for filmmakers who offer a rare insight of the often underrepresented and overlooked; who see more than what’s being shown in the common zeitgeist. We’re looking for those stories that break barriers and explore nuance over polarity.

And when we say global we mean global – from London to Dallas, Charleston to Taipei, Missoula to Nairobi. We want to hear from you and support your story no matter where you are from.

Funding and Mentorship

We will be providing more consistent, deeper support for filmmakers through this fund. From developing their creative approach, to casting characters, to advising on additional funding opportunities – we will be mentoring filmmakers on both the development and the progress of their project. In addition to supporting established filmmakers we will be empowering the next generation of non-fiction storytellers to be brave and curious in pursuing the stories they seek to tell.

We are dedicated to supporting diversity across gender, sexuality, race, regions, mixed-abilities and class. Talent from non-filmmaking communities are encouraged to apply. This is an open call for filmmakers across the globe – whether you’re in a major city or a small town. We are looking for documentary pioneers eager to share their perspective of the world around them.

Who

Directors from anywhere around the world, of any level of experience

What we can support

Films around issues of social justice and equity
Early Shooting
Editing selects

We don’t fund

Art Films
Biographies
Films in mid-production
Profiles
News
Current Affairs
Fiction

To remember:

The application for this fund is open for 5 weeks . Deadline to Apply is Oct 30

Grantees will be notified by the beginning of 2020

All Grants are offered with a mentorship component from Doc Society’s Film and Impact teams

This is strictly a development fund.

Grants are non recoupable from $5,000 to $20,000 with all rights retained by the filmmaker