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.

Registered Investors

United States > California

27 year SVP commercial banker with prior business ownership / management experience. Private investor seeking established, growing and profitable business model.

$50,000 to $500,000

United States > Maryland

I'm an attorney with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency considering retiring and moving to California where my daughter is. She is a recent college graduate with marketing and music management experience. We are looking to be associated with an existing nightclub seeking expansion (by "we" I mean "her" with my money). I will have about $300K to invest upon moving, about $50K right now.

$10,000 to $50,000

Hong Kong > Hong Kong

We aim to provide seed financing, hands-on leadership, market strategy and operational guidance to early-stage technology companies with a focus on IT service, consumer product, internet security, manufacturing and technology enablers.

$10,000 to $1,000,000

United States > California

We are a private equity firm that has been in operation since the early 1990s.

$10,000,000 to $40,000,000

United States > California

I am a General Consulting Partner for a legal firm that specializes in obtaining $300K to $5 Million in unsecured corporate lines of credit. My team and I will work with the corporate management staff to improve the corporate profile and financial resources for the company should they qualify for our services

$100,000 to $1,000,000

United States > Missouri

Private Investor with a Career in technology sales (HW, SW).

$25,000 to $100,000

United States > California

We are private investor group. with interest in various sectors from real estate to hospitality ventures

$50,000 to $50,000,000

United States > California

Private investor, former engineer for 20 years. Currently partnered silently in 4 companies. I was an original partner in a pretty well known start up mobile app company. I have an decent investment history that can be discussed after I review the investment opportunity.

$5,000 to $20,000,000