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

- I've been investing in companies since 1991 and focus mainly on medical device but have interests in other industries. I am an engineer by trade and typically invest alone or with a group of friends.

$25,000 to $50,000

United States > Massachusetts

I am a Chartered accountant from India with 10 years experience in senior management in large companies around the world and have run my own IT services business for the past 25 years . Has done well and the company and myself have excess funds want to invest and take part time active role to help manage growth .

$500,000 to $1,000,000

United States > California

Experienced serial entrepreneur with past personal success with IPO and acquisition exits. 25 years experience with pricing strategy and sales&marketing excellence. Spent the past 10 years helping companies establish monetization / pricing strategies to extract full value for their products. I can help the companies I advise and mentor to increase their initial valuations, increase their cash flow (decrease equity dilution) and accelerate revenue growth and market adoption through effective pricing strategies. Successful and passionate entrepreneur looking to pay forward to other entrepreneurs the help I received in my own past start-ups.

$0 to $100,000

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

Private investor. Per Communication with interested party.

$0 to $40,000

United States > California

Looking to invest capital in a business with great growth potential.

$1,000 to $25,000

United States > California

Local Vice President of a consulting firm looking for investment opportunities. Past investments have been centered around real estate and land deals.

$0 to $80,000

United States > California

Seeking qualified investments. 25 year carreer in accounting and corporate finance. Have held the roles of COO and CFO. Started my career as an investment advisor with American Express. Current portfolio includes stock investments as well as angel investments in Tech and Real Estate related companies. Looking to further diversify portfolio.

$0 to $1,000,000