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 > Hawaii

Private investor interested in investing in start-ups or SMEs.

$0 to $200,000

United States > California

I'm have a Bachelor degree in Finance. Throughout my time Undergraduate career, I assisted, lead and participated in various research endeavors that involved: statistical analysis, data regression and budgetary allocation. In addition to my academic work, I've closely studied real estate part- time. In that duration, I've done minor real estate investments but none too lucrative. My experience also includes working part-time as a financial/insurance solicitor. I have several years of experience in the financial arena, and a variety of rewards and licenses to back up my claims. Furthermore, I've participated in a few telecommunicating start ups so I'm not a stranger when it come to business in the IT arena.

$500,000 to $1,000,000

United States > California

I co-founded Micro Center Computer Inc in 1990 and was a board member of Supermicro Computer which went to a successful IPO in 2007. Now Sam is focused on start-up company and investment. Sam has over 30 years of extensive background in development, engineering and business management and has been a successful engineer/manager/consultant/executive in several well- respected companies such as Sony, Fairchild, Telesensory, and Snap-on Diagnostics.

$20,000 to $300,000

United States > California

I am interested in exploring various opportunities currently seeking capital.

$500,000 to $9,000,000,000

United States > California

Knowledgeable investor in public securities, have been on the sell side as broker and RIA. Have owned/operated several businesses. CPA Harvard MBA.

$25,000 to $200,000

United States > California

I have invested for over 15 years in the stock market. I have invested in electric cars prototypes. I am a mechanical engineer, started-up and sold an environmental engineering company. Also, started a brake pads wholesale company and a web development company. I am a private investor.

$5,000 to $100,000

United States > California

Private investor seeking regional investment opportunities. Business background in e-commerce, web development, data analytics, social enterprises.

$500 to $25,000

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.

$100,000 to $10,000,000