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 > Illinois

More than 18 years of commercial real estate investment and development experience. Most recently VP at GE Real Estate Purchase single tenant office and industrial properties for my company's own account and commercial and hotel properties for other investors for whom I am an advisor.

$50,000 to $10,000,000

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

India > Gurgaon

I am an entrepreneur who has made his money from Green Tech investments in recent past. I would like to invest in Green Tech Project and guide it to success without getting involved in its nitty and gritty.

$1,000,000 to $5,000,000

United States > California

NON-RECOURSE FUNDING PROGRAM: Business Mergers, Acquisitions, Research & Development, Expansion... Critical Infrastructure Projects - Roads, Bridges, Corridors... Technology, Bio-Tech, Aviation, Aerospace, Automotive, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals... Energy - Oil, Gas, Petroleum Products, Renewable Energy, Storage... Natural Resources – Raw Material, Precious Metals, Gemstones, Chemicals -mining, refining, trading, solutions, safety, & more… Telecommunications, Electrical Power Generation/Distribution, and similar Infrastructure… Agriculture, Food Production, Packaging, Food & Beverage, Personal Products... Publication and Mass Media industry... Electronics, Digital, Medical Equipment and more... eCommerce and Accounts receivable/factoring... Transportation & Manufacturing (Supply Chain Systems). International Financing/Insurance (import/export, trade, development). Special programs for doctors, dentists, medical groups. Consumer Retail and Wholesale Distribution Industry...

$100,000,000 to $5,000,000,000

United States > California

I have been involved in commercial real estate projects for over 3 years. This includes recreational / resort properties, multi family, retail and mixed use projects. I am willing to look at fully or partially developed projects. I have also been involved with mining projects and oil and gas reserves and have access to a number of JV partners looking to invest in ground assets. I have a corporate background in senior management and through my consulting background have worked with many different industry sectors and companies from small family owned to Fortune 500.

$250,000 to $10,000,000

United States > New Jersey

Investor with access to a large amount of capital ranging from $1 - $100M, however mainly seeking opportunities in the $10M - 100M range. Specifically in real estate, oil/gas and open to other opportunities as long as they stay within the $10-100M range.

$500,000 to $1,000,000,000

United States > California

I am an investor looking at around $50,000 to start and up to $100,000. This is cash available looking for an interesting, probably upstart company with a good idea who needs money to get going. My preference would be an investment with good return that has the possibility of rolling back over into the company for future development and returns. As further background, I am looking to invest in areas other than stocks, funds, etc. My net worth is approximately 1.4 million of which most is in land in Arkansas.

$0 to $100,000

United States > California

I am a private investor seeking to help others grow their business. Have a background in investments, accounting and finance. Seeking equity investments only.

$5,000 to $50,000