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.

Local Investors

United States > California

I've owned 2 successful businesses in the past: one home improvements, and one entry door manufacturing/distributing. Also, I helped grow a very small manufacturing business grow to being one of the largest acrylic bathtub and shower wall manufacturer in North America. I personally sit on two non profit boards at the present time. Today, I am a director of sales for the one of the largest home improvement companies in the greater Sacramento area and a father of five children. I am a private investor.

$1,000 to $50,000

United States > California

I am an entrepreneur in the computer services industry and looking to invest in companies needing seed capital or working capital.

$10,000 to $50,000

United States > Georgia

Partner with Global capital funding firm. We have access to several funds...looking for mid to mature companies , with ebitda of 500,000, who are seeking funding.

$1,000,000 to $100,000,000

United States > California

Experience investing in early stage startups. CPA. Prior experience at Ernst & Young, LLP, public REIT and private equity firm.

$50,000 to $1,000,000

United States > California

I started out in advertising in NYC, then moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting where I landed a job on Star Trek: Enterprise, then started flipping houses in los Angeles. Took that money and invested with a trader in the stock market and he lost a million dollars. Now, am interested in rebuilding up to the million again with $100,000 initially as a private investor.

$5,000 to $100,000

United States > California

I am a CFO for a company that may be looking for investors in our business as well as opportunities for the company to invest.

$10,000 to $100,000

United States > California

I am very transparent when dealing with an investment opportunity. I do not like any BS. Please be up front when dealing with me. My back ground is in Real Estate, buying, fixing and flipping.

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

India > Hyderabad

I am the chairman of a large infrastructure company in India I have 28 years of business experience and i am an Engineer .I am a private investor and am willing to invest about 100000 and am willing to be on the board of the company .

$50,000 to $100,000