The Spreds Blog

Pooling vehicles

— Other — 5 minutes read

You decided to invest in a project and put some of your hard-earned money in it because you believe it could be the next unicorn giving you a nice return on investment. Great! You will probably also want the CEO in charge of the project to use his or her time wisely and to focus on creating growth and profits... read more

The ABC’s of investors’ management

— Other — 4 minutes read

“Tell me what I have to do to have you finance me.” A sentence uttered in the 1970s in California by a bearded, funnily dressed, young and naïve college drop out. The man in question was looking for the first investment in his project. Together with his partner, he planned on revolutionizing the market of personal computers... read more

How to steer in times of crisis?

— Startup successes | Other — 5 minutes read

[crisis-spread.jpg] A message from Gilles van der Meerschen, co-founder & Chief Business Officer of Spreds. Within my activities I see about 80 project leaders per month, with solutions that are both very valuable and (sometimes) far-fetched. They all have the merit to try, to risk, to expose themselves, to innovate and to be passionate... read more

COVID-19 and general meetings

— Other — 6 minutes read

[covid-spread.jpg] We have noticed that in many companies (very) little attention is paid to (annual) general meetings. Sometimes the members of the governing body consider these meetings as a waste of time, with a lot of formalities, without any added value. As a result, statutory or legal rules and deadlines are often not respected... read more

Spreading solidarity in times of crisis

— Updates | Other — 4 minutes read

[solidarity-spread.jpg] "There will likely be more SME bankruptcies than physical deaths." - Trends-Tendances. Dear members,  As you already know, our main mission has always been to boost the Belgian economy and its job creation by supporting young entrepreneurs... read more

New company law | Part 6: The issuance of shares and contributions in kind

— Updates | Other — 2 minutes read

[man-computer-spread.jpg] The recent revision of the Code of companies and associations is characterised by a fundamental reshaping of the regime applicable to limited liability companies (SRL, formerly SPRL) and more specifically the modification of the rules on the issuance of new shares... read more

New company law | Part 5: Abolishment of the concept of share capital

— Updates | Other — 2 minutes read

[businesswoman-spread.jpg] The recent revision of the Code of companies and associations (“CCA”) is characterized by fundamental changes in the regime of the private limited liability company (the former SPRL/BVBA) and in particular the abolishment of the concept of share capital for that type of company. The former SPRL/BVBA had to have a minimum share capital of EUR 18... read more