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

Venezuela > Santa Cruz

I have a small factory in Venezuela which manufactures tranportation equipment and am in the search for new ventures.

$10,000 to $1,000,000

Netherlands > The Hague

In 1999, I co-founded a Dutch small-sized company that I have managed since then. This company is one of the European leaders on a niche market in the telecom sector. I am a private investor.

$5,000 to $50,000

United States > California

Private investor, former engineer and lawyer, ready to invest in financial and technology related projects with appropriate risk profile.

$100,000 to $1,000,000

United States > California

San Francisco based capital investor specializing in working capital and real estate financing solutions.

$0 to $50,000,000

Netherlands > Almelo

I have done management consulting and capital raising for businesses (others as well as my own). I have an excellent network and have access to capital for projects. I am particularly interested in commercial grade renewable energy projects and have many resources in this sector. Although I live in Western Europe, I am interested in projects all over the world.

$100,000,000 to $9,000,000,000

United States > California

I am an ex "Big 4" CPA (7 years at firm) with heavy transaction experience including 4 years investment banking/consulting, 7+ years senior financial executive /division CFO (division was 50+% of NYSE company). Currently CFO for manufacturing company and founding partner of health care development LLC

$20,000 to $80,000

United States > California

Prior major Real estate Investor and Business owner. I am looking for a growth company that is in tune with our new ecconomic times that can use the money and the experience that I bring.

$10,000 to $200,000

United States > California

Have previously invested in Furniture, Consumer Goods, Lifestyle Products, Busniess Services and Printing. Seeking to diversify by taking smaller roles in multipe startups. 20+ years business management. Entreprenuerial and creative. Enjoy helping others create solutions. Experience negotiaing with CxO level people at Fortune 500 companies. Private investor.

$1,000 to $100,000