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 180 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 > Arizona

Former consulting engineer; former commodities professional trader; private investor with some partners. Looking for wind-fall profits resulting from providing financial assistance at crucial time for mineral production companies.

$0 to $500,000

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 > Oklahoma

Stocks, Real Estate Private Investor Senior Level Manager

$100 to $1,000,000

United States > California

About 4 yrs. ago my Xwife and I started a small internet Co. that is still doing very well. My latest trasaction is with a PPO for a company called ZippiNetworks They are a gobetween for Ebay. I also have substantial holds in another public co.s

$10,000 to $50,000

United States > California

I started my own company 12 years ago and have grown it into a successful multi-faceted corporation involved with manufacturing, retail and distribution of hobby game products. My main areas of expertise include business development, software development, retail, wholesale and finance.

$10,000 to $500,000

United States > California

I am very transparent when dealing with an investment opportunity. I do not like any BS. Please be up front when dealing with me. My back ground is in Real Estate, buying, fixing and flipping.

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

United States > Georgia

I serve as Managing Partner of a private equity business catalyst focused on financing existing ventures in the High Technology, Commercial Real Estate, Manufacturing, and Consumer Goods industries. Clients include: Apple, Inc, Applied Economics, Marcus & Millichap, Dillon Read Venture Capital, Transamerica Corporation, First Ag, Accelerated Marketing Partners, New Media Magazine, United Parcel Service, AT&T, FIFA/World Cup Soccer, Panoz Auto Development Corporation, Frost Motorsports, JRG Capital, Smash Media, East West Resort Development Corporation, Opinicon, Inc., Spirit Creek Development, Alemax Corporation, Pete's Brewing Company, and New World Beverages Corporation.

$20,000,000 to $1,000,000,000

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