The Spreds Blog

A slower economy is an opportunity, not a challenge

— Investment tips | Other — 2 minutes read

[office-spread.jpg] 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

4 great reasons to invest in start-ups

— 2 minutes read

1. Participating in job creation It has now become undeniable that in 2016, start-ups have contributed to the creation of an overwhelming amount of jobs in the Belgian landscape and have truly boosted the economy... read more

The GDPR law will be enforced on May 25th and Spreds is getting ready for it!

— Other — 2 minutes read

For quite some time now, businesses are getting ready for a new law called GDPR, which will be enforced on May 25th 2018. The digital world has evolved a lot in 23 years: in 1995, only 1% of Europeans were using the internet and social media didn't even exist yet. But, one thing hasn't evolved since then; the European Union's directive on data protection... read more

5 misconceptions about equity crowdfunding

— 4 minutes read

At Spreds, we offer different types of investments such as equity crowdfunding, which is one of the four existing methods of crowdfunding. This type of crowdfunding offers each investor a way to participate (through a Participatory Note) in the start-up's equity, in exchange for their investment... read more

The gender gap in the entrepreneurial and investing world

— Investment tips — 5 minutes read

[spread.jpg] 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... read more

Behind the scenes, meet our Head of Issuers, Sébastien Commeyne

— Updates — 2 minutes read

[sebastien-spreds.png] Even though he has been working for Spreds for two years now, we haven't gotten the chance to introduce you to Sébastien, 28 years old, a hockey fan and Head of Issuers at Spreds. After a bachelor's degree in Economics and a master in Law, Sébastien continued his training with a second master in taxation.This master led him to his first job as a tax advisor... 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