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 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

We are a forum who are currently looking for projects that need Round A or B investments.

$25,000 to $100,000

United States > California

Starter entrepreneur looking into investing in business and companies.

$1 to $5,000

United States > Utah

Active private investor since 1998, retired and always seeking project to fund. I have a network of associate partners that will participate on the right deals.

$10,000,000 to $90,000,000

United States > California

Young, ambitious and we know how to close. Most importantly, we show results. We have found that this is how one truly makes a great deal of money--to make the client happy and he/she will be a client for life

$300,000 to $600,000

United States > California

I am an ex "Big 4" CPA (7 years at firm) with heavy transaction experience including 4 years investment banking/consulting, 7+ years senior financial executive /division CFO (division was 50+% of NYSE company). Currently CFO for manufacturing company and founding partner of health care development LLC

$20,000 to $80,000

United States > Florida

I fund and welcome the opportunity to work with dynamic and astute entrepreneurs. I make investments in the range of $500,000 to $20,000,000 per annum. I target companies that have the potential to return 6 – 8 times my investment in 3 – 5 years (“six to eight, in three to five”), though I firmly believe that ten times return is achievable

$500,000 to $20,000,000

United States > California

30 years experience in RE entitlement, development, construction, investment

$5,000 to $1,000,000

United States > California

I am an investor looking for IT or Invention ideas to finance. I run my own business in claifornia, where i live with my wife and three kids. I can provide advisory in the area of business management and accounting.

$5,000 to $50,000