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

Bought and sold multiple businesses. Entrepreneurial and corporate background. Private investor looking open to all industries.

$0 to $100,000

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 > California

I am looking for some serious.major investments in the US but location is not criteria. I am open to JV, Projects, Real estate etc... I am located in California.

$5,000,000 to $10,000,000

Canada > Grande Prairie

Private Investor, broadening horizons and looking to invest in the US market.

$100 to $50,000

United States > California

My own personal experiences as an entrepreneur and investor over the past 25 years has led me to believe our investment structure offers superior growth capital for the right companies. I personally believe in this 100% as it helps solve so many challenging issues facing both the entrepreneur and investor. This unconventional capital is highly beneficial in stable economic markets while being potentially essential in difficult ones. Our firm will help improve the lives of the entrepreneur.

$500,000 to $5,000,000

United States > California

Entrepreneur/Business owner. Consultant. Investor. Looking for majority ownership investment opportunities in Southern California.

$100,000 to $250,000

United States > California

Over 10 years of investment experience in the Silicon Valley. MBA from Columbia, CPA, group investor.

$50,000 to $5,000,000

United States > Florida

I am currently an owner of a small contracting company in Florida. I am in the process of selling it and will be focusing my time and effort on investing in and steering small business start-ups. I have over 25 years experience in financial management, over half as CFO with several companies. I have also worked with a number of start-ups and small businesses, some within an incubator environment. In addition to providing financial and managerial consulting, I have been successful in raising private funding and taking a company public via an IPO.

$10,000 to $50,000