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 > Texas

I am a practicing physician who is looking to transition to angel and startup investments. My particular expertise is in the medical and biotech industry.

$10,000 to $500,000

India > Gurgaon

I am an entrepreneur who has made his money from Green Tech investments in recent past. I would like to invest in Green Tech Project and guide it to success without getting involved in its nitty and gritty.

$1,000,000 to $5,000,000

United States > California

I spent over 25 years in investment banking doing mergers and acquisitions and also complex financing transactions. A few years ago I began buying small companies for my own portfolio and recently set up my own fund to make non-control investments in small companies. I am keenly aware of the issues small business owners deal with when growing their businesses and I would be comfortable in a passive role or one in which I could also serve in an advisory capacity. Because of my background I am very comfortable with developing creative structures. I would be interested in deals with equity, debt or hybrid securities. I have a preference for investing in companies with strong growth potential. These could be start ups with growth concepts or existing companies leveraging a new concept. I would be very interested in helping existing companies with the structuring and financing of business acquisitions. I believe my background would be a value add in any deal

$50,000 to $1,000,000

United States > California

I am a successful entrepreneur and have recently sold my last technology start-up business. I am looking for good opportunities to place my money at this time.

$100,000 to $2,000,000

United States > California

Private investment fund. $5 million available for the right company.

$4,000,000 to $5,000,000

United States > California

No investment history, 15+ years in the software industry - network security, Masters in engineering with concentration in Mechanical engineering design

$50,000 to $150,000

United States > California

I am a registered professional civil engineer looking to invest my extra financial assets in promising businesses. I hold a bachelors degree in engineering from UC Irvine, and a masters degree in engineering from USC.

$5,000 to $50,000

United States > California

Seeking qualified investments. 25 year carreer in accounting and corporate finance. Have held the roles of COO and CFO. Started my career as an investment advisor with American Express. Current portfolio includes stock investments as well as angel investments in Tech and Real Estate related companies. Looking to further diversify portfolio.

$0 to $1,000,000