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

I am a private investor and very interested in investing my money in a very secure investment within the Entertainment Industry. I am a business owner myself who wishes this opportunity was around when I was looking for investors. My goal is to seek a good opportunity to invest in a company or product that has true potential and can meet other satisfactory goals that I have put in place for my children.

$10,000 to $1,000,000

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 > California

I started my own company 12 years ago and have grown it into a successful multi-faceted corporation involved with manufacturing, retail and distribution of hobby game products. My main areas of expertise include business development, software development, retail, wholesale and finance.

$10,000 to $500,000

United States > California

Past investment history includes Oil and Natural Gas investing and Real Estate sale and purchaces. Currently employed as a commercial insurance broker for global risk management firm. Interested in opportunities as private investor.

$20,000 to $80,000

United States > California

I represent Capital Group Communications, a Venture Capitalist firm that accepts equity for services and cash investment.

$500,000 to $25,000,000

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 > Colorado

I am in the military and am a private investor who is looking for sound investments.

$2,000 to $100,000

United States > California

As an experienced Venture Capitalist, Entrepreneur & "Turnaround CEO", I have founded an innovative, "Entrepreneur-Friendly" financial services company that will directly provide growth capital to revenue-stage companies. I understand the importance of capital needs for SMBs. Firstly, We have a revolutionary concept in providing funding for SMBs who sell to mid/large companies and are "not-quite-bankable". NO collateral is required. NO qualification. NO long term contracts. NO DILUTION. NO personal guarantees. No hyperbole. Nothing like traditional financial services, We provide capital fast, reasonably priced, without traditional due diligence/underwriting. Secondly, We have a program ("Partner Income Program") which greatly enhances a company's opportunities to raise capital, while providing the initial 50% investment.

$10,000 to $1,000,000