The High-Tech Gründerfonds has invested in zweitgeist GmbH to support the development of the company. zweitgeist develops and markets a social software of the same name which makes people visible on web pages and context-related communication possible.
zweitgeist aims to make the use of the Internet more personal and emotional for private users. The software brings together people with similar interests: Modelled on the real world, zweitgeist users can see each other whenever they are in the same room at the same time. In the Internet, the room is the web page. zweitgeist users are visible to one another as avatars. With the new social software users can create their own individual virtual character. The users can either select their virtual figure from an avatar palette or upload their own photo. The avatar palette also includes animated figures. These figures can run, show emotions, wave and clap.