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 > Washington

My main goal is to invest in companies that are struggling through that intermediate phase of development. I lived through several high growth companies that I owned and recognize the need for capital without losing control. I am a CEO of a high tech firm and sit on the board of a few small companies. I am a private investor.

$5,000 to $50,000

United States > California

I invest in all kind of assets, stocks, real estate, commodities and also recently invested in 2 restaurants. I have 20 years of investment banking experience.

$50,000 to $500,000

United States > California

Investor background experience is in the enterprise software industry. He has a BS in Computer Engineering from University of Bridgeport and an MBA in Management and Finance from Indiana University. He has over 17 years experienced in Manufacturing and Supply Chain. Chief role is to drive the Corporate Mission - Revenue driven strategies, deliver Shareholder Value, and Share price. Analyze and understand the products in demand or have the potential for high demand, predict customers' buying habits in order to promote relevant products at multiple touch points, and proactively identify and mitigate issues that have the potential to lose customers or reduce their ability to gain new ones. Becoming an angel investor is a new venture with the possibility for future as a fulltime Venture Capital investor.

$100,000 to $5,000,000

United States > California

30 years as a real estate investor for multifamily rehabs

$0 to $100,000,000

United States > California

Currently manage a $5MM ready-to-invest fund. Interested in several areas and look forward to seeing your opportunities.

$20,000 to $1,000,000

United States > California

Experience investing in early stage startups. CPA. Prior experience at Ernst & Young, LLP, public REIT and private equity firm.

$50,000 to $1,000,000

United States > California

I have been actively investing for the past 5 years. I worked at a University before and now with my family business. I am a private investor.

$1,000 to $500,000

United States > California

10 Years Experience as Corporate, Contracts, Employment and Securities Lawyer Represented Nasdaq Listed Companies 15 Years Experience as Owner of Various Small Businesses Trustee of Investment Trust Currently Private Investor

$25,000 to $500,000