California Investment Network

Entrepreneurs - How It Works

We have created a database of California investors who are regular investors in California startups and businesses requiring capital. Our site also gives you access to investors from our partner sites in New York, Texas, Florida, and Canada. We charge no commission and our rates are low, so the cost to you of finding investment can be as little as $149.

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 180 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

I have been involved with several investment deals ranging from DOTCOM startups to Real Estate. I am an Architect/Planner with 11 years developement experience across all facets of the industry, including large scale resorts, eco-tourism, and mixed-use developement. I have been directly responsible for negotiating public/private partnerships and the setup of TIF projects.

$5,000 to $300,000

United States > California

I have bought, operated, and sold 6 businesses in my career. I am now an investor in small businessses because I understand them. I am looking for new opportunities to invest in.

$100,000 to $10,000,000

United States > Florida

My name is Carl Nicks. I'm 28 years old. I've been a professional athlete going on 7 years. I have a pretty good portfolio but really want to diversify it and hopefully join some of you in lucrative business opportunities. I won't act like I am a Shark from the tv show Shark Tank I do have common sense and I wouldn't be where I am without a little smarts. If u want to take your business to the next level or need some capital to get started I would be glad to listen.

$10,000 to $1,000,000

Russian Federation > Izhevsk

Izhevskiy Radiozavod OAO is an engineering & production enterprise with over than 50-year history in space industry, equipment for fuel and energy sector and communication industry. Our company invests in young companies and new technologies in the field of electronics and telecommunications.

$20,000 to $1,200,000

United States > California

I started my own company 12 years ago and have grown it into a successful multi-faceted corporation involved with manufacturing, retail and distribution of hobby game products. My main areas of expertise include business development, software development, retail, wholesale and finance.

$10,000 to $500,000

United States > California

Launched and taken several companies public or acquisition.

$5,000 to $100,000

United States > California

I am based in California. I am an economics major with an MBA and several years of business management experience. I work in the Financial insurance industry with a reputed private company. I am open to different sort of investments in various sectors. I am mostly an individual investor. My main investments are in commercial real estate and construction.

$70,450 to $3,500,500

United States > California

Over 10 years of investment experience in the Silicon Valley. MBA from Columbia, CPA, group investor.

$50,000 to $5,000,000