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

I have been diversifying my investment portfolio for the past 3 years funding a wide variety of projects from green technology to feature films. My experience is in securities and I am currently investing privately.

$10,000 to $5,000,000

United States > California

1) I run a US based Angel Investor group with two chapters in Palo Alto and Reno. We make investments under $1 Million. 2) I am a partner at an investment bank focusing in helping CEOs raise financing rounds between $1 M and $30 M. We have partners worldwide and have access to a worldwide network of investors. We also make direct investments 3) I also invest personally, either though US Angel Investors, or with other partners

$50,000 to $10,000,000

United States > Nevada

We're a private group of very high net worth SEC accredited investors who are current business owners and professionals in the technology industry. Our group collaborates to invest beyond technology investment opportunities to diversify our own investment portfolios. Our group's objectives are providing capital and partnering with entrepreneurs as advisers.We search through several investment opportunities throughout the year, invest and support the best ones either as an individual or a group. We choose to be early investors in high-potential start ups preferably in but not limited to the technology industry. Our group has the operational experience, industry knowledge, professional network in supporting every stage of a star tup's growth potential. We provide not just necessary capital but valuable resources needed to grow a successful company.

$0 to $50,000,000

Colombia > Bogota

I am an individual investor looking for interesting US business opportunities to invest my money in.

$10,000 to $100,000

United States > California

As an entrepreneur myself I have been through the getting funded process, learned the ropes, identified the scams, wasted the money and found the funding at the end. I would like to help other entrepreneurs who I think have a solid business model, develop a winning presentation and get directly in tough with people who can actually fund your business. I am not a broker, but I do make a small commission on the back end from the funding group if and only if you are funded. I can help you prep your idea, explain the process and options and help you save time and money in a very big way. I wish there was someone to help me when I was trying to get funding.

$500,000 to $50,000,000

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

Australia > Ferntree Gully

A former high school teacher based in Australia. I now import products which I market via the health food and fair trade sectors. My business has been operating succesfully for more than 4 years and we have a network of retailers and distributors throughout Australia and New Zealand. I am interesting in investing in ideas/business which have the potential of being introduced into the Australian and New Zealand markets.

$50,000 to $100,000

United States > California

I'm looking to help out, companies that I think benefit others and that are a good cause.

$100 to $100,000