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

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

Young, ambitious and we know how to close. Most importantly, we show results. We have found that this is how one truly makes a great deal of money--to make the client happy and he/she will be a client for life

$300,000 to $600,000

United States > California

An accomplished business executive who has built a successful career progressing through the operations and sales roles in startup and fast-growth companies. Recognized by my peers for my ability to create and implement an organizational vision that produces dramatic, yet controlled, growth in revenue and profitability.

$10,000 to $150,000

United States > California

Currently an entertainment professional at a major animation studio. Prior management experience in finance & marketing in the hi-tech, ecommerce, retail, and airline industries. Previously worked with an Angel Network and VC in Chicago before moving to Southern California. Current early investor in a $300M mens fashion ecommerce company.

$1 to $10,000

United States > California

New to Investing, appreciation for startups. Background with Military, State Government, and Municipal Government. Private Investor.

$1,000 to $20,000

United States > Illinois

We are a group of Investors with 30 years experience in structured project finance. We are all entrepreneurs and business owners as well. We have funded projects from $1M up to $1B+. We are always looking for new projects with a strong resume and make sense.

$1,000,000 to $10,000,000

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 > Pennsylvania

I have access to multiple funds for investors who are interested in film and television projects. I deal with all types of investors on each project.

$0 to $20,000,000