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 > Michigan

I represent a Venture Capital firm in Southern CA. We have access to many avenues of capital and our strategies are flexible. We look for companies with great growth potential, consider every company's individual situation, and adjust our approach accordingly.

$500,000 to $15,000,000

United States > Alaska

Business consultant, investor and trusted adviser. Advancing the career of Tia Norfleet (first African American female to be licensed by NASCAR. Looking to build a multi-cultural race team. Entrepreneur with interests in virtual motor sports, entertainment, film and television. Working also with internet search and eCommerce technologies. Specialties: Expertise in areas of business development and start up. Projects include film, entertainment, sports, radio and television development as well as other high impact industries. Working in several other sectors to include private equity, oil, fuel, bonds and commercial development.

$500,000 to $500,000,000

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

Holds an equity position in 60+ assets and successful businesses in the real estate, construction, industrial, retail, services and hospitality sectors. Over 25 years experience specializing in real estate acquisitions, development, brokerage and investment for the commercial and residential real estate market. Experienced mentor specializing in accelerating growth for rapidly expanding businesses.

$50,000 to $1,000,000

United States > California

We have experience investing in and operating manufacturing companies, business service companies, and hospitality companies. We are looking for companies that already have cash flow and our looking for a partner to take their business to the next level.

$50,000 to $2,000,000

United States > California

I am a motivated entrepreneur that has had success in real estate development and other various construction industries. I have recently gone into an early retirement, focusing my time and efforts in sourcing passive investment opportunities. Primarily I have focused my business ventures in Southern California, but I am looking to expand my investment portfolio from simply domestic real estate investments to international markets. I am interested in getting in touch with entrepreneurs that have found niche markets for real estate development, even in the downturn in the global economy. Ilook forward to hearing about the opportunities that are out there.

$50,000 to $250,000

United States > California

Private Investor who currently is the VP of Mergers and Acquisitions of a successful manufacturing company. Over the past years we have made several acquisitions as add-ons to our company and we are looking to expand our portfolio. Am also an active investor in the stock and bond markets as well as the residential and commercial real estate markets.

$0 to $15,000,000

United States > California

We are a global holding company of Private Equity, foreign and domestic Funds in the business of deploying capital. Our Family of Funds have earned the reputation as a premier value added provider of capital. Our track record as an owner, lender and/or investor of real estate and securities has allowed us to create an unrivaled reputation for underwriting and understanding even the most complex of transactions. The firm is headquartered in Irvine, California and maintains offices throughout the US and internationally. In its principal and advising banking and investing capacity, focuses on providing financing for transactions in a wide range of corporate and real estate projects of all types, Including but not limited to, retail, entertainment, multi-family, industrial, office, hospitality, land, mobile home and mixed-use.

$1,000,000 to $20,000,000