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 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

I am a private investor. My professional background includes equity research (large and mid-cap stocks) at a private investment boutique, a position at the debt rating agency Moody's Investors Service, and most recently project finance with a focus on the renewable energy industry. I am a CFA charterholder. My career skills development has been oriented towards buy-side investing and I wish to employ these skills to put some of my own money to work.

$1,000 to $50,000

United States > California

- I've been investing in companies since 1991 and focus mainly on medical device but have interests in other industries. I am an engineer by trade and typically invest alone or with a group of friends.

$25,000 to $50,000

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

United States > Minnesota

My firm has helped raise over $200 million in non-dilutive capital for companies over the last 9 years. We specialize in finding cash grants from cities and states that are willing to invest in your product, idea and existing business as long as you move the labor intensive portion of your business to their city. In order for you to qualify you must be able to create 100 jobs over a 5 year period and be able to move the business to a state that is willing to invest in your company.

$500,000 to $100,000,000

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

United States > California

Thus far I have invested only in my own ventures. In the past 10 years, I have started three organizations. The first was sold to a public company, the second was shut down and I am currently running the third. I am interested in hearing about new opportunities for investment from aspiring entrepreneurs.

$50,000 to $500,000

United States > California

Experienced serial entrepreneur with past personal success with IPO and acquisition exits. 25 years experience with pricing strategy and sales&marketing excellence. Spent the past 10 years helping companies establish monetization / pricing strategies to extract full value for their products. I can help the companies I advise and mentor to increase their initial valuations, increase their cash flow (decrease equity dilution) and accelerate revenue growth and market adoption through effective pricing strategies. Successful and passionate entrepreneur looking to pay forward to other entrepreneurs the help I received in my own past start-ups.

$0 to $100,000

Israel > Ramat Gan

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

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