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 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.

Registered Investors

United States > California

Entrepreneur, private investor. I co-own two companies.

$10,000 to $30,000

United States > California

20 years of senior management experience in the computer industry, principally with software startups, and 7 years with a boutique investment bank doing fund-raising and mergers and acquiisitions for software and Internet companies. Looking for an investment opportunity with an early stage company that could also benefit from my sales, marketing, business development, M&A and fundraising experience.

$25,000 to $250,000

United States > California

I have bought, operated, and sold 6 businesses in my career. I am now an investor in small businessses because I understand them. I am looking for new opportunities to invest in.

$10,000 to $10,000,000

United States > California

I am an Independent/Individual Investor, looking to invest in viable projects in the range of US$100,000 to US$10,000,000. Will require Executive Summary for review.

$100,000 to $10,000,000

United States > Washington

I'm a small business owner who has purchased and sold businesses in the past. I am an Entrepreneur at heart with a background in the corporate and startup world. I'm a private investor open to all industries.

$10,000 to $100,000

United States > California

Eighteen Years on Lending/Small Business Investor Private contractor for Department Of Justice and FBI Both private and group investor

$15,000 to $30,000

United States > California

We are an oportunistic debt financing firm with loans ranging from $500,000 - $10,000,000. We are a senior secured Asset Based Lender and are not governed by the FDIC. We make loan decisions quickly, and work with our clients on an ongoing basis.

$500,000 to $10,000,000

United States > Virginia

I have invested in many companies over the years. Won some and lost on several but it is a numbers game. I look for strong management teams that listen to advisors well and know their marketplace. I also try to bring value to companies I invest in by helping companies identify and utilize leverage, build momentum in their marketplace and position the entities to maximize strategic resource and capital channels within the public markets if / when it makes sense.

$1,000,000 to $100,000,000