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 > Georgia

We provide needed capital for project principals with solid business plans and a strong team. It is our desire to work with projects that will positively impact the local economy. Projects and business ventures are given a thorough and realistic evaluation to ascertain their viability for funding. We are interested in retaining an equity position in the project/business ventures we would finance. Our focus is on commercial and residential real estate development projects (including resorts and mixed use developments), restaurants, historic building renovations (castles and such like), private aviation ventures and global village projects. We would also invest in existing businesses that are in distress and in need of capital to grow, including manufacturing, retail and the service industry sectors. Feel free to submit these types of projects for possible funding considerations.

$500,000 to $5,000,000

United States > Georgia

Private investor just starting out. Looking for opportunities within the film/enterntainment industries.

$0 to $50,000

United States > California

Launched angel investment career in 2000 with idea sold to 4 private professional services companies; took the unified group public on NASDAQ; used stock to acquire & roll-up 28 other companies; moved to NYSE; sold 28/32 companies 36 months later. Joined three start-ups with idea, hired >100 people; raised $10MM from private, high-net worth individuals & small funding groups. Moved into legal & finance field in forensics and led the growth of 5 companies, with target strategy of selling to Private Equity firms; accomplished PE sale and moved back to consulting; private investing in 2013.

$5,000 to $250,000

United States > California

We are a non-profit international organization dedicated to enhancing business cooperation and cultural communication between China and the United States. For the past six years, we developed into the biggest non-governmental platform with a membership of over 3000 Chinese entrepreneurs and more than 600 American entrepreneurs. We not only host annual summits designed to connect Chinese investors and local professionals to help them find business and real estate projects in the U.S., but also provide business matchmaking services for enterprises in both nations.

$0 to $10,000,000

United States > California

Oral and maxillofacial surgeon in private practice looking to diversify sources of potential income and have previously invested only in the financial markets.

$50,000 to $200,000

United States > Illinois

I have created nine internet companies of my own from the ground up, made them very successful, and collect massive revenue from each business on a regular basis. I have extensive experience with online advertising and product development, manufacturing, and distribution, along with business construction. I enjoy start-up businesses that are mainly just ideal concepts and aren't really established quite yet, for it really allows me to help the creator or creators expand on their ideas and improve their project. I own my own web development/marketing and promotion firm, I am in charge of directing the entire company and handling it's success, I have quite the experience with controlled investing.

$2,000 to $50,000

United States > Oklahoma

Stocks, Real Estate Private Investor Senior Level Manager

$100 to $1,000,000

United States > New York

I am direct investor and I syndicate with other lenders/investors that want to quickly fund your [reasonable] loan request, at competitive rates & terms. Based in Manhattan, New York City, with 25 years experience in business and real estate finance, I have developed the valuable banking, pension fund, insurance company, hedge fund, REIT and Wall Street and specialty lending relationships you need. I am confident that I have as principal and as a syndicator, the funds you need. You may be out looking for "Angels" where other specialty funding solutions may be more appropriate or can be used as a capital supplement. This is the value of what I can offer. I have many DIRECT hedge funds, private equity firms, REITS, investors with whom I work with, that can be made available.

$1,000,000 to $50,000,000