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

Investments ranging from $25K to >$500K, target 12 deals per year. Offer a "Head Start" with management, engineering, operations support as well as financing. Focused on Alternative Energy and Life Science opportunities.

$25,000 to $500,000

Netherlands > California

We are a reputable investment Dutch company based in The Netherlands. We have been involved in several private and governmental projects here in The Netherlands and outside. We have invested primarily in the oil,gas and petrochemical industry. We have already been associated with the import and export sectors respectively.

$500,000 to $5,000,000

United States > California

I am a current senior executive of a multi-million dollar company with over 25 years of sales, marketing, manufacturing and operations experience. I am interested in investing in upcoming brands with dynamic potential. I am flexible in contribution with respect to an active or advisory role. I look forward to reviewing your creative vision!

$5,000 to $250,000

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

United States > Minnesota

My firm has helped raise over $200 million in non-dilutive capital for companies over the last 9 years. We specialize in finding cash grants from cities and states that are willing to invest in your product, idea and existing business as long as you move the labor intensive portion of your business to their city. In order for you to qualify you must be able to create 100 jobs over a 5 year period and be able to move the business to a state that is willing to invest in your company.

$500,000 to $100,000,000

United States > California

I am the owner of a small business and looking for other small business investments.

$100 to $50,000

United States > California

I am looking for innovative ideas as I have funds for Film/ Internet/ Restuarant concepts/ proposals. Innovative ideas get my first preference.

$100,000 to $5,000,000,000

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