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

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I am formally a senior financial manager with experience in multiple industries. I also have had an extensive experience managing an M&A group for the KPMG office locally and looking presently for deal-flow on behalf of a group of investors.

$10,000 to $2,000,000

United States > California

I am a private investor. My professional background includes equity research (large and mid-cap stocks) at a private investment boutique, a position at the debt rating agency Moody's Investors Service, and most recently project finance with a focus on the renewable energy industry. I am a CFA charterholder. My career skills development has been oriented towards buy-side investing and I wish to employ these skills to put some of my own money to work.

$1,000 to $50,000

United States > California

Semi-retired former manager at Apple Computer, engineer with over 30 years experience in electronics and computer technology. Looking to invest in promising technologies.

$25,000 to $50,000

Mexico > MEXICO CITY

Strong finance and accountig knowledges based in degrees and experience. "A thousand milles travel begins with the first step"

$10,000 to $30,000

United States > Arizona

Former CPA, apparel industry veteran and entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience and an established history of creating, managing, building brands and profitable enterprises. Extensive performance in multiple facets of business management, accounting and finance, manufacturing, sales and operations, negotiation and structuring key acquisitions and a variety of strategic alliances.

$25,000 to $2,500,000

United States > California

I have purchased one greentech company and looking to expand into other areas of the industry. I bring 15+ years experience in greentech, energy, and start-up companies. Experience as a group investor.

$25,000 to $100,000

United States > Arizona

Participated in several start up ventures primarily in the media and educational sectors. Currently based in Southern California, with business office in Arizona. My occupational background is in the financial sector. I am a private investor.

$1,000 to $50,000

United States > California

Wharton graduate. Previous Wall St. experience and financial valuations background. Entrepreneur seeking digital media startups for investment, both personally and for family trust.

$100,000 to $250,000