Startup Factory Tracer

Invest in top entrepreneurs and businesses coached by specialists.

Tax Shelter

What is the Startup Factory Tracer?

By subscribing to this Tracer today, you automatically book your place in the next 10 Tax Shelter start-ups coached by the Belgian incubator Startup Factory.

Startup Factory is a start-up incubator and accelerator that has co-created start-ups with top entrepreneurs that they recruit and coach. With an average of a new company every 6 weeks, they have put in place the best process to maximise the chances of a new start up to succeed. Visit their website.

To this date and thanks to the first Startup Factory Tracer, the investment platform and the startup incubator have been able to offer diversified investments in 5 projects coached by Startup Factory in 2017 (€500,000 raised thanks to 5 investors).

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Access to coached businesses

The entrepreneurs of these young companies have been carefully trained and coached to maximise the chances for their start-up to succeed.

Minimum investment of €10,000

You can reserve your spot to be able to invest from a minimum amount of €10,000 in 10 eligible businesses.

Full control

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

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.

First come = First served

We can only allow a limited amount of subscribers in this Tracer. To give everyone an equal chance, the first people who subscribe to this Tracer will have priority.

Tax Shelter

All investments within this Tracer are Tax Shelter eligible. This means you can benefit from a 45% reduction on your investment during next year's tax declaration.

Tracer Characteristics

Minimum ticket size
Fee structure
Investment opportunities
Tracer duration
Liquidity horizon
Tax Shelter eligible
Setup fee:

Subscription fee:
5% (< €25k)
2,5% (€25k-€100k)
1% (> €100k)
1 year
7-10 years

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How much does this service cost?

    We ask for a set-up fee of €500 (VAT included). This fee covers the provided service as well as the priority access to the exclusive investment opportunities. For each investment opportunity, the usual fees will be applied in order to cover the management costs of your investment.

    As for any investment opportunity, a subscription commission will be charged for each investment. This fee will vary according to the amounts invested:

    • 5% on amounts below €25.000
    • 2.5% on amounts between €25.000 and €100.000
    • 1% on amounts over €100.000
  2. What return on investment can I expect?

    Investing in start-ups entails serious risk. Indeed, statistics typically show that 30 to 40% of start-ups fail, 40 to 50% survive but do not 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 gains of the 10-20% of start-ups that succeed may counterbalance losses and provide you with a decent return on the totality of your portfolio.

    When investing in start-ups you should always take into account that most of them will not succeed. This is a reality of the market. 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.

  3. 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 wish to invest or opt out from the investment.

More questions? Visit our complete FAQ.

Need help?

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