The Spreds Blog

Second Round Financing

— Other | Investment tips — 5 minutes read

This week we sat down with Eline Murat, our Legal Officer to take a look at “second round financing” and what it actually entails for investors and entrepreneurs. Some of you might wonder why we decided to focus our attention this week on the second and not the first round... read more

A slower economy is an opportunity, not a challenge

— Investment tips | Other — 3 minutes read

Over the last ten years the economy in Europe has fluctuated, with varying unemployment, low interest rates and changing growth figures. So, does crowdfunding work in times of economic stagnation or regression? That’s a question we believe we can answer: yes! In fact, crowdfunding is imperative to support businesses in times where loans are less available... read more

Contribute to a better world thanks to impact investing

— Investment tips — 6 minutes read

For some time now, our society has been starting to become more aware of the existence of societal and environmental issues and of the importance to solve them or at least, to improve them; whether it is climate change, world hunger, poverty, poor education in some parts of the world or gender inequalities, a lot of situations are alarming and require our immediate attention and support... read more

The gender gap in the entrepreneurial and investing world

— Investment tips — 6 minutes read

To celebrate international women's day (March 8th), we decided to take a look at the gender gap in the entrepreneurial and investment world. In Belgium and more generally in Europe, investing and entrepreneurship are still mostly masculine activities. If today, a lot of initiatives exist to incite and to help women create their own business, the majority of Belgium's entrepreneurs are men... read more

3 good reasons to invest through Tax Shelter

— Investment tips — 4 minutes read

The Tax Shelter for start-ups law was put into place in February 2017 in order to stimulate crowdfunding investments in start-ups, SMEs or micro-businesses. Since then, our platform has allowed its investors (Belgian tax payers) to benefit from Tax Shelter when investing at least €100 per eligible start-up... read more