California Investment Network

Entrepreneurs - How It Works

We have created a database of investors who are regular investors in US businesses. Our site gives you access to thousands of potential investors in the US and around the globe. We charge no commission and our rates are low, so the cost to you of finding investment can be as little as $199.

We offer a fast and easy process to get your business proposal in front of investors:

Step 1: Register as an Entrepreneur

The first step in reaching investors through the California Investment Network is to register. This involves answering a few questions about yourself in our one page registration form. It is free to register and the process only takes a few minutes. What are you waiting for? Register here.

Step 2: Create A Proposal

Once you have registered, you can then login and create an investment proposal. We don't ask you for a detailed business plan, only that you answer questions that investors need to know in order to do initial due diligence on your idea and your business. When you are ready to activate your proposal, a staff member will do a final review prior to releasing the proposal to investors.

Step 3: Find Matching Investors

Once your proposal is approved, our system will cross reference your proposal information with investor preferences to determine which investors should be notified about your proposal.

Step 4: Make Contact

Once your proposal is distributed to investors, you will be notified if an investor is interested in your proposal. Please be aware that we are a match-making service only. We receive no commissions so our rates for helping you find investors can remain low. Our system gives you access to contact information of interested investors, however, we do not become involved in due diligence, negotiations, or deal structuring between you and any interested investors.

Payment Options

Option 1 Submit your investment proposal for free using our Basic Services package. When our online matching service finds an angel investor interested in your opportunity, you can then contact the investor by upgrading to our Referral Services or Premium Services packages. Your proposal remains active for 90 days and all investor contacts are included in the price of the upgrade packages, no matter how many of them there are. Please Note: If you submit your investment proposal for free, it must be 100% anonymous.

Option 2 Alternatively you can pay an upfront fee for one of our two higher grade packages (Referral Services, Premium Services) and take advantage of our enhanced services. This will increase your chances of finding investment by allowing you easier and faster access to interested investors and the use of the many premium services discussed on our rates page.

Local Investors

United States > California

Thus far I have invested only in my own ventures. In the past 10 years, I have started three organizations. The first was sold to a public company, the second was shut down and I am currently running the third. I am interested in hearing about new opportunities for investment from aspiring entrepreneurs.

$50,000 to $500,000

United States > California

Currently manage a $5MM ready-to-invest fund. Interested in several areas and look forward to seeing your opportunities.

$20,000 to $1,000,000

United States > California

I have invested for over 15 years in the stock market. I have invested in electric cars prototypes. I am a mechanical engineer, started-up and sold an environmental engineering company. Also, started a brake pads wholesale company and a web development company. I am a private investor.

$5,000 to $100,000

United States > California

We are a private equity firm that has been in operation since the early 1990s.

$10,000,000 to $40,000,000

United States > California

Other investments in the beer and wine industry. I'm a technical sales engineer for a top HVAC manufacturer and am highly interested in investment opportunities in this sector. Private investor.

$10,000 to $100,000

United States > Maryland

5mil to 50 mil range. Looking for biodiesel, waste to energy and aquaculture project.

$500,000 to $5,000,000

United States > California

Private Investor who currently is the VP of Mergers and Acquisitions of a successful manufacturing company. Over the past years we have made several acquisitions as add-ons to our company and we are looking to expand our portfolio. Am also an active investor in the stock and bond markets as well as the residential and commercial real estate markets.

$0 to $15,000,000

United States > Arizona

My partners and I have a private investment group looking for precious metals opportunities. We have several years experience working with startups and vetting these sorts of projects. Entrepreneurs can expect a high level of due diligence, but done very quickly.

$100,000 to $750,000