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 > Florida

I have an extensive investment banking and entrepreneurial background looking for companies looking for money with rapid growth potential and interested in a liquidity event within three years.

$15,000 to $100,000

United States > California

I am an accomplished data scientist who has consulted with both public and private sector industries looking to provide data-driven, strategic advisory directorship to a micro to small company between startup and growth phases.

$1 to $10,000

United States > North Carolina

Career spans over thirty years as a business owner, corporate executive, consultant, and scholar. Spent the first sixteen years of my career as an entrepreneur, creating, building, and managing several successful companies, including a commercial banking firm that catered to vendors and manufacturers using equipment financing as a catalyst for driving incremental sales. This business was acquired in 1996 and went through multiple mergers and acquisitions that ultimately led me to joining Citigroup’s CitiCapital division as Vice President. For the next seven years I managed the business technology sector responsible for Cisco Systems, Oracle, and other major companies, building this group’s sales to over $200 million. As a consultant, coach, and Chairman of Funding, my clients have included well known companies such as Ericsson, Lucent, Corning Optics, Herman Miller, Haworth, Steelcase, as well as many small and midsize businesses.

$250,000 to $4,000,000

United States > California

I have done two startups, and currently manage a $35M Incubator for a large North American corporation.

$10,000 to $100,000

United States > Illinois

We are an investment bank out of Scottsdale, Arizona. We work on two types of transactions. We do debt financing and equity funding for privately held, small to middle market companies. We also do mergers and acquuisitions, from an advisory standpoint whether it be from the buy of sell side.

$300,000 to $100,000,000

United States > Connecticut

I am a life long entrepreneur with many ties to the Angel community via legislation etc. I have owned businesses in wholesale/retail, hospitality and real estate and new media. I have also consulted to business's in health care and energy. My strenghs lie in marketing and sales, however, I am also very good at conceptualizing business and decision making. I have some very strong ties to the SBA program over a specific lender . My passion for small business has evolved to include my involvement on a national basis with the boards of WIPP< WBENC and the US Chamber council on small business

$40,000,000 to $10,000,000

Ireland > Dublin

We were born out of a technology company that specializes in cloud software and web technologies. We've the hindsight of bringing products to market and love looking at new ventures with a view to making investment. .

$100,000 to $500,000

United States > Michigan

I am a physician with two other start up businesses and real estate holdings along with 2 private practices. I represent many very solid physicians and other business partners. I have the reputation of extreme honesty and morals.

$100 to $100,000