California Investment Network


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Investment Tips

Invest in what you know

Most angel investors have at some time owned and run their own business in a specific industry. It is important to invest in things you feel comfortable with. However, it is also important to have an open mind and review opportunities that have the same underlying principles, but may be in an area of business that you are unfamiliar with. If you are a good business manager, then you should be able to make a qualified decision based on the viability of any attractive business model.

Are you investing in the person or the company?

Remember, most small businesses grow by the driving force and inspiration of the founder/owner. Get to know the owner of the business. You must feel at ease with who they are and how they do business.

High risk equals high returns

Every business investment opportunity is unique and some offer greater rewards and risks than others. The nature of angel investing is, by definition, high risk. Since you will likely be presented with several opportunities from this website, look for deals you feel comfortable with and remember, ROI can be much higher than with traditional investments.

Look for passion and vision

An entrepreneur without passion and vision is on the road to failure. Entrepreneurs need these attributes to be successful while you need to recognize it in order to seize an opportunity when you see it.

Take your time with due diligence

Always complete your own research and investigation on any investment proposal. Business plans can be packed full of numbers and data and appear very appealing but sometimes the data is unrealistic. It is ultimately your responsibility to ensure reasonability.

Always think Win/Win

If any party in a deal starts to get greedy, it is bound to fail. People want to have honest partners that have the companies best interest at heart. Whether it is the initial investment negotiation or the operation of the company, always try to find a deal that is great for both sides.

Make sure your deal is in writing

Always have your lawyer prepare or review the investment/shareholder agreement and clearly outline what your responsibilities are to the business. Nothing is worse than resentment building because of what the Entrepreneur "thought" you were to contribute to a deal.

Recent Proposals

Equity Partner - Premium Motorcycle (Harley Davidson) Exhaust Manufacturer

A motorcycle exhaust manufacturer that has quickly gained recognition in the industry is looking for Series A funding. Capital will be used for: Filling strategic roles, equipment purchase, building inventory and moving to a larger facility.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$250,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$50,000


Viking Lane investments

The project consist of purchasing a manufactured home site and a manufactured home and reselling the product on the open market. Currently $85,000 has been invested into the project. Remaining investment needed is $122,000.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$207,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$5,000

Industrial hemp farm

I own a farm management company (Springer Farming). Next year we will be managing over 3,000 acres of industrial hemp. I’m looking to come up with the capital to farm 1,000 acres for my self.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$8,500,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$1,000,000

Vacation rental and real estate investment opportunity.

We are currently running a successful bed and breakfast business 7 miles from the entrance to the Lassen National Park. We are planning to expand the business by building 35 cabins on a 32 acre piece of land, 1 mile away from our current location.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$3,500,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$3,500,000

Own 50% of a DCARB outlet and get stock in the soon to be listed parent co.

DCARB Engine Carbon Removal helps fleets lower fuel and emissions while improving power, performance and economy. DCARB restores engines to new and replaces the need for new DPF filters. With a payback period of weeks not months, DCARB is the answer.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$180,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$60,000


WashBank Express

RusKal, LLC will contribute $2,000,000. The seller will carry $3,000,000. An additional $1,000,000 is required to acquire this successful, profitable, fully-equipped state-of-the-art business.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$1,000,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$250,000

Smart Wireless Charging using 5G Energy

We are 2 years into the self-funded development of a high-performance antenna and rectifying circuit combination which harvests Ambient Energy and converts it to DC power to “trickle charge” batteries in electronic devices. www.micaenergies.com

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$65,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$65,000


Second location expansion of a unique all-inclusive children's party venue

Looking for an angel investor to invest in opening a second location of our family run local children's party venue business.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$400,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$400,000

Equity Partner

Adding 40 addt'l skus and executing expansion to other e-commerce platforms and markets requiring an increase in working capital for A/R, purchase larger batch of inventory to save 40% COG.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$200,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$50,000


Yosemite Luxury Log Cabin Vacation Rentals

We are looking to build luxury log cabin vacation rentals in Mariposa County near Yosemite National Park. Our cabins would be the solution for weekly vacation rentals

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$2,000,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$50,000