Florida Investment Network

Entrepreneur FAQ

How do I submit a pitch?

The first step is to register as an entrepreneur. Then you'll be able to submit a pitch using our simple online form.

Why do I keep getting an error message when I try to login?

You must enter your email address and password with the same mix of upper and lower case letters you used when you registered. Often the problem is that a registered email address has an initial capital letter in it that is not being entered when you try to login. If you continue to have login problems use the Contact Us form to let us know.

Why is nothing happening when I try to login?

If you are submitting your login info and nothing appears to happen (i.e., you are not getting an error message) then the most likely reason is you are still logged in. If you leave the site without logging out, your login is remembered for 2 to 3 hours before it expires. When you return you can access your login area by clicking the "Entrepreneurs" link (or sublinks) in the top navigation bar (between the "Home" and "Investors" link). Where the "Entrepreneurs" link goes depends on whether you are logged in or not. TIP: You can mouse over the "Entrepreneurs" link to see what links are available and this will tell you whether you are still logged in or not.

What information should I include in my pitch?

There are tips in the pitch form about what to include in each section. Basic items that investors expect to see in a pitch are: a brief history of your business, what you need the funding for, why your company will succeeed, what relevent experience or expertise you or your team might have, what you are prepared to offer investors in return for funding.

I would like to contact a specific investor listed on your site?

It is up to the investor to decide if they want to connect with entrepreneurs based upon their pitch. It is part of our privacy policy with investors that we only provide their contact info to entrepreneurs when they express interest in the entrepreneur's proposal. We do not provide investor contact info otherwise.

Can I upload my business plan?

Yes, the Premium Service package allows you to upload additional documents for investors to view.

How can I protect the confidentiality of my idea?

If you are worried about confidentiality we'd advise you to write enough to get investors interested in your project without revealing any sensitive information. Once you start discussions with an investor, you may want to ask them to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) before you release more information.

Can pitches be edited after launch?

Yes, pitches can be edited at any time. Free Basic Service pitches will be reviewed after each edit to make sure no contact details have been included. You should try to refrain from making edits to a free proposal in the first few hours of it being released as there could be delays in reapproving and investors will not be able to find your proposal when they look for it. Edits to Referral and Premium Service pitches do not need to be re-approved.

What are the costs?

See the "Our Rates" page in the Entrepreneurs section of the site to find out more.

Do I have to pay for every contact?

No, your payment gives you access to the contact details of ALL the investors who show an interest in your pitch.

How can I pay?

We primarily use PayPal to process payments. You do not need an account with PayPal to make a payment as they offer the option to pay by credit card. Most people pay by credit card. If you have issues using PayPal contact us and we can make arrangements to use the Stripe payment service. NOTE: If you pay using Paypal's eCheck option there can be delays of up to a week before payment is cleared. We cannot upgrade you to the paid service until the payment clears. We advise against paying by eCheck because of these delays.

Can I choose Referral Service first and then upgrade to the Premium Service later?

Yes, you can upgrade from the Referral Service to the Premium Service at any time and only have to pay the price difference.

What happens at the end of the 180-day listing?

Before the end of your 180-day listing period you will be given the chance to pay to renew your pitch. Your pitch will then be renewed for another 180 days and will be resent to the investors.

Do I need to do my own due diligence?

We carry out a number of checks on each investor when they register, but you also need to do your own due diligence on any investor you deal with. Please check out the Security Notices page in your login area for things to look out for. Consult with legal council before paying any fee in advance of receiving funding (i.e., upfront fees). Contact us if you have any suspicions. To maintain accountability, you should only deal with registered investors or investors who have been specifically referred by a registered investor. Ask questions, get references.

I have other questions. Who do I contact?

You can connect with us via our Contact Us form.

Florida Investors

Florida > Clearwater

Investor with ownership in 3 businesses. Seeking stable companies with positive cash flow to assist with capital.

$5,000 to $350,000

Florida > Boynton Beach

Engineering degree. Worked as management consultant and founded a company that grew to 40 employees doing 10 million annually. Individual investor.

$500,000 to $5,000,000

Florida > Pensacola

Active small business and real estate investor. Tech background. I’m looking for investment and partnership opportunities in real estate and small businesses.

$5,000 to $50,000

Florida > Gainesville

20 plus yrs Construction Management Property Development. Group of private investors.

$1,000 to $1,000,000

Florida > Tampa

A financial advisory firm that provides companies with time sensitive financing needs access to senior debt, mezzanine and private equity capital for the purposes of refinancing, acquisition, restructuring and growth initiatives. Our experience spans a broad range of industries including energy, financial services, media/broadcasting, real estate, healthcare, telecom manufacturing, distribution and emerging technology to name a few. With access to over $5 billion of capital through our financing resources, Prestige has the ability to help clients quickly structure meaningful equity, senior debt and mezzanine capital. We will also make direct investment from time to time.

$2,000,000 to $50,000,000

Florida > Odessa

My name is carl nicks. I am a 29 year old professional athlete. I have done well for myself and want a more hands on role on managing and diversifying my portfolio. Let me make it clear and easy for u to understand. In no way am I an expert investor. I have no high power connections nor do I know a lot about investing. What I do have is money and a strong will to succeed. Not to mention I've seen every episode of shark tank. If you feel like you have a good product and or business and the only reason you haven't succeeded is because you don't have the capital then I could possibly be the man for you. If it makes sense and you have a business plan that makes sense we can possibly make each other a nice profit. I also would consider myself a silent partner not stepping on any toes. I look forward to doing business with u in the future.

$10,000 to $1,000,000

Florida > Windermere

I am a female international broker and developer seeking new and profitable investments . I have a business degree and speak 5 languages fluently. Lived and grew up in Europe and obtained my expertise in investing in Switzerland, Austria and Germany. I live in USA as a citizen since several years and I would be open to involve myself in new projects.

$5,000 to $75,000

Florida > Orlando

I am a young investor looking to invest in the right product/company. I currently own two business and have launched several successful products. I specialize in marketing with my own social media reaching over one million people. I have also been on TV and Radio.

$10,000 to $300,000