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 in New York, Texas, Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan and Pennsylvania. 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

Israel > Ramat Gan

We are a Law firm in Israel interested in Real Estate deals.

$2,000,000 to $3,000,000

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

I am a motivated entrepreneur that has had success in real estate development and other various construction industries. I have recently gone into an early retirement, focusing my time and efforts in sourcing passive investment opportunities. Primarily I have focused my business ventures in Southern California, but I am looking to expand my investment portfolio from simply domestic real estate investments to international markets. I am interested in getting in touch with entrepreneurs that have found niche markets for real estate development, even in the downturn in the global economy. Ilook forward to hearing about the opportunities that are out there.

$50,000 to $250,000

United States > New York

I am direct investor and I syndicate with other lenders/investors that want to quickly fund your [reasonable] loan request, at competitive rates & terms. Based in Manhattan, New York City, with 25 years experience in business and real estate finance, I have developed the valuable banking, pension fund, insurance company, hedge fund, REIT and Wall Street and specialty lending relationships you need. I am confident that I have as principal and as a syndicator, the funds you need. You may be out looking for "Angels" where other specialty funding solutions may be more appropriate or can be used as a capital supplement. This is the value of what I can offer. I have many DIRECT hedge funds, private equity firms, REITS, investors with whom I work with, that can be made available.

$1,000,000 to $50,000,000

United States > North Carolina

Career spans over thirty years as a business owner, corporate executive, consultant, and scholar. Spent the first sixteen years of my career as an entrepreneur, creating, building, and managing several successful companies, including a commercial banking firm that catered to vendors and manufacturers using equipment financing as a catalyst for driving incremental sales. This business was acquired in 1996 and went through multiple mergers and acquisitions that ultimately led me to joining Citigroup’s CitiCapital division as Vice President. For the next seven years I managed the business technology sector responsible for Cisco Systems, Oracle, and other major companies, building this group’s sales to over $200 million. As a consultant, coach, and Chairman of Funding, my clients have included well known companies such as Ericsson, Lucent, Corning Optics, Herman Miller, Haworth, Steelcase, as well as many small and midsize businesses.

$250,000 to $4,000,000

United States > California

I am looking for innovative ideas as I have funds for Film/ Internet/ Restuarant concepts/ proposals. Innovative ideas get my first preference.

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

United States > California

30 years experience in RE entitlement, development, construction, investment

$5,000 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