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

United States > California

We are an oportunistic debt financing firm with loans ranging from $500,000 - $10,000,000. We are a senior secured Asset Based Lender and are not governed by the FDIC. We make loan decisions quickly, and work with our clients on an ongoing basis.

$500,000 to $10,000,000

Mexico > Zapopan

Investment history: My family company has invested in the automotive, mining, and real estate industries since 1934. IThrough the 1970's we had a network of 5 Ford dealerships and 2 calcium hydroxide mines. In the 1980's we started developing real estate and have built over 300 housing and commercial units in 5 states in Mexico. Recently we have started an Investment company that provided capital for a new company in the emergency and defence industry. We are now expanding worldwide with offices in the U.S. and Colombia, selling mainly to the U.S. Deppartment of State through the National Security Agency. That was our first angel investment experience and we are looking for new opportunities. We are headqueartered in Guadalajara, Mexico, with offices in Oregon, USA and Bogot√°, Colombia.

$100,000 to $500,000

United States > California

Currently manage a $5MM ready-to-invest fund. Interested in several areas and look forward to seeing your opportunities.

$20,000 to $1,000,000

United States > California

We are intermediaries (rain makers) connecting people who have new ventures seeking funds with people who have funds seeking ways to leverage their investments. My background is financial services / wealth management, and as a result of doing this over the last 6 years I have amassed a substantial client and referral base. As a result of this network, everyday I get new projects crossing my desk. An example of a project that I lead to successful funding is Steven Cho - an LA based Internet Entrepreneur posted an idea for a Wireless service with distribution throughout the major hotels and airports of Australia. I contacted him through the Australian Investment Network and after a review of the opportunity I secured Ebsworth & Ebsworth (a major Australian Law Firm) on a Pro-Bono basis. I also had the company placed into the PriceWaterhouseCoopers CWEP program (Companies With Extraordinary Potential). I look forward to placing your opportunity. Sincerely

$10,000,000 to $50,000,000

United States > California

Software engineer looking into investing cash with % partnership in a recent start up. I am willing to spent some time helping to manage business matters,once partnered. We can talk more about details in person.

$25,000 to $50,000

United States > California

We are a forum who are currently looking for projects that need Round A or B investments.

$25,000 to $100,000

United States > California

Successful entrepreneur.

$50,000 to $300,000

United States > Washington

I am a Consultant for Private Capital Consulting. I help provide funding for Commercial Real Estate, Intellectual Property Projects, Transportation, Entertainment, Biotech, Medical, Franchises, Land Development, Technology, Energy, Alternative Energy, Green Earth Projects,Business Growth Projects, and most other projects not listed. We fund projects directly or use other direct funding sources available to us. We have provided funding for hundreds of projects for companies around the world. Since 2000 we have facilitated over 40 Billion USD. Very few companies have the domestic and foreign resources that are available to us. I can connect you to private money sources that want to invest in solvent projects with solid principals. Our funding sources have closed billions in transactions and range from private individuals to large corporations. We service these sources and facilitate for them.

$500,000 to $10,000,000