Introducing the Startup Factory Tracer

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Spreds and the Startup Factory studio team up to finance young companies

The investment platform Spreds is now offering a new version of its diversification service Tracers by teaming up once more with the Startup Factory studio who has already created 15 new companies in 2 years. 

After a first partnership during the summer of 2017, Spreds and Startup Factory succeeded in raising €500,000 in order to finance the growth of 5 start-ups (Ewala, Nestore, MediCheck, Shippr and Fishtripr) coached and mentored by the Brussels-based startup studio by allowing investors to create a diversified portfolio of investments.

These two central figures of the Belgian entrepreneurial landscape logically decided to reiterate this association and have decided to launch a second Startup Factory Tracer. This year, 10 start-ups from the Startup Factory family will be financed by the service. This type of fundraising is a real time-saver for these entrepreneurs who can now focus entirely on the growth of their business.
Thanks to our large corporate network, our studio (which employs 15 people who are fully dedicated to the development of these start-ups) can give these young companies a real push.
- Baudouin de Troostembergh, founder and CEO of Startup Factory

The benefits of investing in the Tracer

The investors who will subscribe to the Startup Factory Tracer will get to access 10 Tax Shelter eligible investment opportunities. Investors will thus get to benefit from a tax reduction and get back 45% of their total investment. Furthermore, the coaching and training of these young start-ups will help maximise the chances of success of these companies which will in turn increase the probability of a interesting return on investment.

This service is a win-win solution for all parties: the start-ups get to focus on their growth and business thanks to the simple method of fundraising and the investors who will get to build a diversified portfolio of investment while reducing their risk and benefiting from the fiscal advantage of Tax Shelter.
- Charles-Albert de Radzitzky, co-founder and CEO of Spreds

Companies financed by the first Startup Factory Tracer

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