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 > 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

12 years in corporate finance, have started 3 ventures myself and funded three others. As a Private Investor, I love entrepreneeurship and want to help others starting ventures.

$100,000 to $1,000,000

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

United States > California

I spent over 25 years in investment banking doing mergers and acquisitions and also complex financing transactions. A few years ago I began buying small companies for my own portfolio and recently set up my own fund to make non-control investments in small companies. I am keenly aware of the issues small business owners deal with when growing their businesses and I would be comfortable in a passive role or one in which I could also serve in an advisory capacity. Because of my background I am very comfortable with developing creative structures. I would be interested in deals with equity, debt or hybrid securities. I have a preference for investing in companies with strong growth potential. These could be start ups with growth concepts or existing companies leveraging a new concept. I would be very interested in helping existing companies with the structuring and financing of business acquisitions. I believe my background would be a value add in any deal

$50,000 to $1,000,000

United States > California

Serial Entrepenuer Entrepenuer in Residence UCSD Connect San Diego Last company was sold to VC funded competitor several current investments in private companies including my current company for occupational history please see my linked in profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jimcomeaux private investor & member of a small private group of investors

$25,000 to $100,000

United States > California

10 Years Experience as Corporate, Contracts, Employment and Securities Lawyer Represented Nasdaq Listed Companies 15 Years Experience as Owner of Various Small Businesses Trustee of Investment Trust Currently Private Investor

$25,000 to $500,000

United States > California

HR executive working and living currently in Mexico City, doing business in San Diego, CA. Planning to relocate permanently to San Diego, CA and investing there as active or silent partner. Private investor, entrepreneur, currently investing in different areas such as Internet, TV production, Imports, Packaging, etc. in Mexico, Germany and Spain.

$1,000 to $50,000

United States > California

I have been engaged in private equity and debt investments for the past 16 years through the partnerships and direct investment vehicles. Investments have ranged through business life cycles in technology and service industries both in US and Europe. Have considerable experience in Europe and represent several private and institutional investors.

$50,000 to $10,000,000