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 in New York, Texas, Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan and Pennsylvania. 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 > 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

United States > Ohio

We are a television and film financing vehicle for full length feature films. We also invest in ancillary products and companies that produce those products. I prefer television and film related investments. Companies that have assets are of interest, as well as pink sheet - OTC BB companies with stock. Advertising, Apparel, Arts, Entertainment, Finance, Investing, Media, Venture Capital

$500,000 to $10,000,000

United States > Washington

Small consulting and venture club working with 'eco-friendly' small businesses. The 'Consulting' team works with business owners to implement and improve branding, marketing, sales and financial results including training & owner coaching. The 'Club' members include a lawyer, banker, financial analyst, hydroligist.

$10,000 to $250,000

United States > California

I am a private investor looking for capital requirements in the $5,000 to $100,000 range. My backgrouund is in real estate financing but I'm open to look at other projects. If the deal makes sense and the risks are carefully weighed, I'm ready to get you funded. I always keep an open mind and I'm ready to review your proposal. All the best.

$5,000 to $100,000

United States > Virginia

Started on business several years ago and understand the difficulty in finding funding for a start-up business or a business that just needed additional capital to continue to have their doors open. Prior background is in finance and government. I am a private investor willing to invest anywhere between $5,000 to $10,000 to a company that is showing solid foundation and the willingness to work hard to have a successful company.

$500,000 to $1,000,000

United States > California

As an entrepreneur myself I have been through the getting funded process, learned the ropes, identified the scams, wasted the money and found the funding at the end. I would like to help other entrepreneurs who I think have a solid business model, develop a winning presentation and get directly in tough with people who can actually fund your business. I am not a broker, but I do make a small commission on the back end from the funding group if and only if you are funded. I can help you prep your idea, explain the process and options and help you save time and money in a very big way. I wish there was someone to help me when I was trying to get funding.

$500,000 to $50,000,000

United States > California

I am a 25-year business and real estate attorney. A business would benefit in numerous ways with me in a co-management position, as an advisor, or as a board member. I have extensive experience in numerous areas: contract preparation, negotiation, risk assessment, management, partnership, incorporation, fiduciary obligations, trusts, etc. I have ample, successful trial experience and would offer a business a high level of protection and security, regardless of the stage of development.

$10,000 to $100,000

United States > California

Entrepreneur/Business owner. Consultant. Investor. Looking for majority ownership investment opportunities in Southern California.

$100,000 to $250,000