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

China > SHANGHAI

I am a professional senior director, I am looking for investment opportunities in theUS, my focus will be retail and food.

$100,000 to $1,000,000

United States > California

We are intermediaries (rain makers) connecting people who have new ventures seeking funds with people who have funds seeking ways to leverage their investments. My background is financial services / wealth management, and as a result of doing this over the last 6 years I have amassed a substantial client and referral base. As a result of this network, everyday I get new projects crossing my desk. An example of a project that I lead to successful funding is Steven Cho - an LA based Internet Entrepreneur posted an idea for a Wireless service with distribution throughout the major hotels and airports of Australia. I contacted him through the Australian Investment Network and after a review of the opportunity I secured Ebsworth & Ebsworth (a major Australian Law Firm) on a Pro-Bono basis. I also had the company placed into the PriceWaterhouseCoopers CWEP program (Companies With Extraordinary Potential). I look forward to placing your opportunity. Sincerely

$10,000,000 to $50,000,000

United States > Georgia

My investment experience lies in the investments of others. My Occupational background is RE consulting. As a group investor many people will be helped.

$100,000 to $50,000,000

United States > California

Owned Broker Dealer Network, owned part of bank, and Savings and Loan and have been involved in real estate development and mortgage banking in many States. Have been involved in Venture Capital in multistates, in various stages of development.

$100,000 to $3,000,000

United States > North Carolina

Career spans over thirty years as a business owner, corporate executive, consultant, and scholar. Spent the first sixteen years of my career as an entrepreneur, creating, building, and managing several successful companies, including a commercial banking firm that catered to vendors and manufacturers using equipment financing as a catalyst for driving incremental sales. This business was acquired in 1996 and went through multiple mergers and acquisitions that ultimately led me to joining Citigroup’s CitiCapital division as Vice President. For the next seven years I managed the business technology sector responsible for Cisco Systems, Oracle, and other major companies, building this group’s sales to over $200 million. As a consultant, coach, and Chairman of Funding, my clients have included well known companies such as Ericsson, Lucent, Corning Optics, Herman Miller, Haworth, Steelcase, as well as many small and midsize businesses.

$250,000 to $4,000,000

United States > Nevada

All the partners in our firm are accredited investors. We look for companies that have a good concept/product, a capable C.E.O., and the possibility of a liquiditiy event, (such as in IPO), within the next 7 years.

$500,000 to $12,000,000

United States > Kansas

I run a website and e-commerce development company and have years of experience in website development. I am looking to invest. I invest by providing resources required for building, testing and supporting your website or web services. I am interested in start-up companies. I invested in one company in USA in similar form and want to expand my investment

$10,000 to $100,000

United States > California

Organic entrepreneur with 25+ years of practical knowledge weaving through business growth. Consultative mindset to help spell out a vision for an audience. Experienced in building teams from Idea's to Launch. Managing teams to profit. Enjoys complicated challenges that have meaningful exits. Presently, participating in investor's due diligence, capital strategies, start up and middle market development and best practice business development strategies. Enjoying equity positions in a portfolio of 150 companies.

$25,000 to $500,000