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

United States > California

Private investment fund. $5 million available for the right company.

$4,000,000 to $5,000,000

United States > California

Real estate investor for 29 years, invention funding, start ups, green projects , biofuels, alternate energy, private investor and have many friends like myself.

$100,000 to $10,000,000

United States > California

I have several backgrounds. I am currently and have been for 10 years at Grocery Retail as my primary income. I have invested successfully before. I wish to remain as a silent investor what I ask for my loan is in exchange for a yearly ongoing royalty percentage on sales and profit that way you don't pay back the loan its a win win for both of us. I look forward to working with you.

$1,000 to $100,000

United States > Arizona

I have been in the financial services industry since 1985. I graduated from the University of North Dakota with a B.S. in Business Administration. I also minored in economics with additional concentration in real estate. I attended the UND Law School with course work in Commercial Law and Taxation. I have been helping business for over two decades, I have always tried to seek additional knowledge wherever possible. As a result, I have studied and has worked with worldwide economic development programs, federal grant programs and government loan guarantee programs.

$10,000 to $150,000

United States > Florida

Operating Partner with P****** Group Ventures Corporation with over 35 years of experience in manufacturing companies and private equity investment groups as a member and/or owner, who has created, directed and executed the strategic planning, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, financial structuring and restructuring, of numerous companies. Planned and executed “Greenfield” startups of a manufacturing facility in Europe and established a trading company in China. Performed due diligence, planned, directed, negotiated and executed the purchase/acquisition of strategic target companies and/or target asset(s) of a number of companies with a total value of $200,000,000. Previously CEO of a $60 million dollar machining firm serving Fortune 50 companies. Owner, Managing Partner and CEO of a $20 million machining company. Along with another partner started a small boutique private equity group making investments in small start-ups.

$50,000 to $2,000,000,000

United States > California

I have invested in many start ups over the past 15 years, mainly green tech. Depending on the opportunity I may like to get involved from a non executive board position. I am very sales orientated and have held many sales management positions over the past 25 years.

$50,000 to $300,000

United States > California

We are intermediaries (rain makers) connecting people who have new ventures seeking funds with people who have funds seeking ways to leverage their investments. My background is financial services / wealth management, and as a result of doing this over the last 6 years I have amassed a substantial client and referral base. As a result of this network, everyday I get new projects crossing my desk. An example of a project that I lead to successful funding is Steven Cho - an LA based Internet Entrepreneur posted an idea for a Wireless service with distribution throughout the major hotels and airports of Australia. I contacted him through the Australian Investment Network and after a review of the opportunity I secured Ebsworth & Ebsworth (a major Australian Law Firm) on a Pro-Bono basis. I also had the company placed into the PriceWaterhouseCoopers CWEP program (Companies With Extraordinary Potential). I look forward to placing your opportunity. Sincerely

$10,000,000 to $50,000,000

United States > California

I spent over 25 years in investment banking doing mergers and acquisitions and also complex financing transactions. A few years ago I began buying small companies for my own portfolio and recently set up my own fund to make non-control investments in small companies. I am keenly aware of the issues small business owners deal with when growing their businesses and I would be comfortable in a passive role or one in which I could also serve in an advisory capacity. Because of my background I am very comfortable with developing creative structures. I would be interested in deals with equity, debt or hybrid securities. I have a preference for investing in companies with strong growth potential. These could be start ups with growth concepts or existing companies leveraging a new concept. I would be very interested in helping existing companies with the structuring and financing of business acquisitions. I believe my background would be a value add in any deal

$50,000 to $1,000,000