The Spreds Blog

IPO, the dream exit?

— Investment tips — 2 minutes read

For some private companies, IPOs are often considered as the Holy Grail. But what is an IPO exactly, and why is it sought out? When a privately held company turns to the public to raise capital on the stock market for the first time, the process is famously called an Initial Public Offering, shortened to IPO, which is a public offering of shares that are sold to investors on a stock exchange... read more

Are Millennials investing?

— Investment tips | Other — 2 minutes read

[are-millennials-investing.jpg] Often categorised as selfish or ungrateful, the generation that is known as “Millennials” are proving to be quite the generous bunch and are slowly growing into socially conscious investors. Millennials are the generation born in the 80s and mid-90s, who have come of age in the financial crisis... read more

Behind the scenes - an interview with one of our business analysts

— Investment tips — 4 minutes read

[peter-spread.jpg] We’re starting a new blog series, providing interviews with our staff to show the people behind the platform.  Our first edition is with Peter De Decker, a business analyst on our asset management team. Read on to learn what he does to support our crowdfunding campaigns... read more

5 Reasons You Should Invest on MyMicroInvest

— Investment tips — 1 minute read

[top5-spread.jpg] We’ve listed our top 5 reasons to seriously consider investing in our crowdfunding projects as part of a well-diversified portfolio. Investing online was never easier! You should invest on MyMicroInvest because... 1. You’ll potentially maximise your return on investment. Who knows, you might just share in the success of the next big thing. 2... read more

Tax Shelter 2017: What you need to know

— Investment tips — 2 minutes read

[tax-shelter.jpg] Starting 2017, investing in growth businesses on MyMicroInvest will become a lot easier and attractive! Let’s talk about the tax shelter and what this means for you. Back in July 2015, the Belgian government implemented a series of tax incentives for investors to fund entrepreneurs and their SMEs... read more

ForMyFit: the first 100% Belgian pocket coach

— Investment tips — 1 minute read

[formyfit-spread.jpg] Vincent Rousseau, Belgian and European marathon champion, has decided to bring his expertise and financial support to ForMyFit, a Belgian success story that opens its capital to investors on MyMicroInvest to finance its e-coaching application. Meet a racing legend! Vincent, how did you discover ForMyFit? I discovered the company from a report on RTBF... read more

Diversification: what it means with equity crowdfunding

— Investment tips — 2 minutes read

Louise, our specialist in customer service, has a few words of advice for our investors on diversifying investments.  Equity crowdfunding (also called investment crowdfunding) means you are investing your money into unlisted companies who are seeking capital in exchange for a stake in their company, which is “equity”. Investment crowdfunding is a high-risk, long-term investment... read more

How You Can Become an Impact Investor

— Investment tips — 5 minutes read

• Combine social impact and profit • Make money more: more sustainable, more responsible, more impactful • Social entrepreneurship, crowdfunding and venture capital: the better way to invest Making the World a Better Place Making the world a better place: these days, the idea seems more than a little fanciful. Watch the news every day, and the world seems to be going backwards, not forward... read more

The different types of crowdfunding campaigns

— Investment tips — 4 minutes read

Equity campaign Firstly, let's look at the standard equity campaign, which is the most common and straight-forward. In an equity campaign, a company raises funds by offering shares in their company to investors. The reasoning is that in order to raise capital to launch an idea or product, a company opens up part of its capital to get it off the ground... read more

Crowdfunding notes: how to trade them at Euronext Expert Market

— Investment tips — 1 minute read

On Tuesday this week, March 1st, the first crowdfunding note was traded on a secondary market ever in Europe. Yes, MyMicroInvest has a note that can be bought and sold on the Euronext Expert Market. This is great news, as this means that our investors will enjoy more price transparency on their investment in the future... read more