Tracers: build your portfolio by investing in multiple start-ups

Looking to diversify your assets by investing in promising start-ups in an innovative way?

What is a Tracer?

A Tracer is an innovative tool helping you build a diversified portfolio of start-ups. Thanks to the Tracer you will be able to invest in a predefined number of businesses that fit a set of objective criteria. While being hands-off, you retain full control over every investment.

A convenient way to invest

By subscribing to a Tracer, you get the opportunity to book your seat in the next 10 investments matching the criteria of that Tracer. The investment flow in the selected start-ups will be made easier for you.

Privileged access

Through Tracers, we offer you priority access to investment opportunities.

Full control

You maintain full control over your investments thanks to an opt-out option and 24/7 access to your online portfolio.

Portfolio creation

Through our Tracers, every investor can easily minimise his risk exposure by investing in different start-ups. Even though many start-ups fail, some make it big and provide potentially meaningful returns for its investors.

Subscribe to a Tracer

Select your Tracer

Already a member?

Sign in with your account or become a member for free.

Decide on the total amount you wish to invest in start-ups

The existence of the opt-out option makes this commitment conditional. You will be allowed to invest this amount in a selection of start-ups offered by the Tracer.


Pay your set-up fee and share your banking information for future direct debits. Making the process more convenient.

Welcome to Tracers

You are officially subscribed and have privileged access to the next investment opportunities fitting the criteria of your Tracer.

Build your portfolio by investing in multiple start-ups

Opt-out option

Once you are notified that a new start-up fits your Tracer’s criterias, you have 14 days to decide if you wish to invest or opt-out in the proposed investment opportunity.

Automated investment

You decided to invest, great! A direct debit will take place on your bank account and the new start-up will automatically be added to your portfolio.

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Portfolio complete

Congratulations, you now own a diversified portfolio of start-ups!

Tax Shelter Tracer

Join our new Tax Shelter Tracer today and plan your next investments while lowering your Taxes.

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Impact VC Tracer

Join our Impact VC Tracer today and invest alongside Inventures I & II to help build a better world.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How much does this service cost?

    A limited and non-refundable set-up fee is requested for subscribing to a Tracer. This fee covers the service and the priority access to exclusive investment opportunities. For each investment in a start-up, our usual investment fees will be applied to cover the management of your investment.

  2. How does Spreds select the investment opportunities in each Tracer?

    Each Tracer has its own objective selection criteria. For every company within a specific Tracer, identifiable conditions must be fulfilled. Spreds does not verify the opportunity to invest and does not provide any investment advice. Have a look at the Tax Shelter Tracer or Impact VC Tracer for all the details.

  3. What return on investment can I expect?

    Investing in start-ups is risky. Indeed statistics typically show that 30 to 40% of start-ups fail, 40 to 50% survive but don’t bring much return on investment, while the rest (10 to 20%) succeed with a financial gain, meaning there is a return on investment, as the company gets acquired or goes public on the stock market. That’s why it is crucial to diversify in order to mitigate the risk. In this case only, the wins of the 10-20% of start-ups that succeed may counterbalance losses and provide you with a decent return on your portfolio.

    When investing in start-ups you should always take into account that most of them won’t succeed. This is a reality. By investing in a portfolio of start-ups you diversify your risk and increase your chances of investing in a successful one. This is why it is highly recommended to diversify your investments.

  4. Can I opt-out from an investment?

    Once you are notified that your Tracer has identified a new investment opportunity and after receiving the necessary documentation from us, you will have a total of 14 days to inform yourself and decide if you invest or opt-out from the investment.

More questions? Visit our complete FAQ.

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Don’t hesitate and call us at +32 23 18 47 12 or send us an email