Florida Investment Network


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Investor FAQ

I just signed up as an Investor but am I registered?

If you are having any problems. Simply send and email through our CONTACT US online email form to let us know. Clearly identify your full name, network and explain that you are having an "Investor Registration Problem".

What is the Florida Investment Network?

The Florida Investment Network is a premiere matching service for entrepreneurs (looking for growth capital) and private investors (looking for investments). Created by a committed group of professionals formerly involved in business acquisition consulting, information technology and various start-ups, the creative concept and foundation of this network was developed to take Florida businesses to the next level. The Florida Investment Network is continually growing, developing and updating it’s database of qualified private investors.

Who are the Entrepreneurs?

Existing Florida (small to medium size) business owners as well as start-ups involved in a diverse range of businesses. Opportunities presented here include everything from manufacturing companies to real estate opportunities and everything in between. Generally, these entrepreneurs have exhausted traditional lending sources and their own private equity sources and must look for ways to bring in outside sources of capital for growth (ie.angel investors).They are often too small to be eligible for venture capital funding and/or have business models that don't interest traditional bankers.

Many of the entrepreneurs found here are proficient in their particular field of expertise but may be more inexperienced in the realm of finance so an extra dose of patience and understanding may be required.

How much can I expect to make for a return on my investment?

This is very dependent on the situation, size of investment, size of company, industry trends, etc. However, it is estimated that many angel investment returns in Florida small businesses and start-ups have been in the range of 20-40% return on investment (ROI). Some prove to be less but they are sometimes much, much more.

How is this different from venture capital funding?

Generally, angel investors do not invest in deals greater than $1 million whereas venture capital firms typically are not looking at deals under this amount. As an angel, you make your own decisions as opposed to a board or group of people representing investors that have pooled their money. Entrepreneurs often expect that you may be more involved in the business and may provide assistance in ways that venture capital firms do not. You also do not typically own as large a stake in the company as a venture capital firm would. Another benefit of being an angel investor is the reception of certain tax incentives for investing in American small businesses.

How does this service work?

As a private investor, you first register as a member on the site for no fee and identify your basic investment preferences. Entrepreneurs continually submit their investment opportunities, each of which are filtered for review based on your pre-selected criteria. At the time of registration, the summaries of all relevant existing opportunities are e-mailed to you immediately. This could number in the hundreds or be much fewer, depending on how wide you set your selection preferences. Each email includes a link to our website that allows you to view further details of any opportunity that interests you and to initiate contact with the corresponding entrepeneur if you choose to do so. If the entrepreneur subsequently chooses to respond, you will be notified via your preferred contact method (email, phone etc.). At that point, you can then decide whether you wish to review the entire business plan and possibly even initiate the process of investing in the business. All ongoing new opportunities are made available to you using the same methodology as soon as they are created for as long as you maintain your membership with us. Our website also includes your own investor section which keeps track of all your own opportunities in an orderly, convenient fashion. It is strictly a matching service that offers quality opportunities to investors submitted by serious entrepreneurs.

What are the costs?

The Florida Investment Network will not be initially charging any fees to accredited angel investors to use this service. There are no hidden or additional charges of any sort. The entrepreneurs are charged a one-time fee to receive interested contact information from angel investors.

How is my privacy protected?

The site was developed using proprietary database management tools and a secure server is used to assure that no one has access to your business or personal information. Your information is not offered to any third party for other purposes and the information you enter into the website is guaranteed to be kept confidential and private.

Why should I register to receive investment proposal summaries?

Angel investors are the logical source to provide growth capital to small business. With over $40 billion invested annually in the US and growing all the time, the main obstacle is locating and identifying quality deals. The poorly performing stock markets, along with the growing resistance of investors to invest in companies they know little about, fuels the need for an alternative. The Florida Investment Network allows an angel investor to view many opportunities with the option to choose one that is a proper fit.

What are the favorable tax treatments in angel investing?

Yes. Private investing in small business opportunities are many. One such one is if any losses realized resulting from investments in startup companies that fall under Internal Revenue Code, Section 1244 (which defines "qualified small business tax treatment") are deductible against ordinary income taxes.

One-half of any gains realized from investing in "qualified small businesses", under section 1202 of the IRS code, if held for a specific period of time, can be excluded from capital gains tax. Regardless of the holding period, any gains realized from a Section 1202 "qualified small business", qualifies for a 1045, tax free exchange into a new "qualified small business". (See your accountant for specific details.)

For further details on Angel Investing guidelines, please refer to Internal Revenue Service or Securities And Exchange Commission

How do I get started?

Simply enter the “Investor” area and complete the basic registration steps. Once you press the submit button, you will have initiated the process that our unique software goes through to ensure that the best matches are made especially for you.

I have other questions, who do I contact?

Please use our Contact Us form to send us any questions you might have.

Featured Proposals

Acquistion of US, EU, and Canadian biotech patents commercialized for global expansion

Upon closing a $100m patent acquisition, a new biotech company will enter into product development with existing partners in the APAC region, EU, ME, & China for commercialization and distribution with preset global pharma. EU potential is $78m/yr.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$1,500,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$50,000


SEEKING REAL INVESTORS

Seeking Investor for a great opportunity for a prime property in Astatula FL. We need closing cost and we need to buy two additional homes for the property. We will pay 12% for 12 months on you investment and your $ will be secured by the property.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$649,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$100,000

To purchase a established vending machine route

The money is to buy a preexisting vending machine route that has proof of income averaging about $110,000. A year gross. I am moving to the Leesburg area third week in October.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$160,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$160,000

Luxury residences at sea / condo-hotel

Luxury residences at sea, condo-hotel, Income generating, Florida real estate.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$1,500,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$250,000


10% of $16Bn market in 3 yrs - Launching NOV - automate marketing deals in seconds

Landing page with 5 revenues for creators/artists/sportsmen. Automates third parties processes management. Offers discovery and deal maker, with legal contract and escrow. -= World-renowned entrepreneurs and MIT CTO =-

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$200,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$10,000


Pre-IPO EV Subscription Equity or Debt Investment

T4L is an All-Inclusive Membership Electric Vehicle Subscription Company, One Company. One Monthly Payment. Everything Included.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$10,000,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$50,000


Symphony

The Symphony airport terminal design developed from legacy terminals, but handles aircraft like trains in a station, which increases efficiency by 25-30% over its legacy competitors.This gain boosts airport, airline, and stakeholder revenues.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$1,000,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$5,000


Looking for Investor(s) for Real Estate Portfolio

Looking for investor(s). Developing 3 commercial projects: 14ac Tampa, FL - 2ac Alpharetta, GA - 10ac Punta Cana, DR

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$20,000,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$250,000

$12 M Convertible Note in exchange of 30% Hospitality Management Company

AD 1 Management / AD 1 Global currently manage 30 Hotels

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$12,000,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$0

Provide Equipment lease for our Nationwide 5G Hotspot Network! Great ROI

Equipment lease to expedite the expansion of our 5G Nationwide network. Great Return on Investment with fixed monthly payments and possibility for additional earnings/business as we continue to expand throughout the US wirelessmanagementllc.com/faq/

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$250,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$50,000

Tech Startup Building World's First PRIVATE Smart Home Control System

axxios is building the future of the smart home by developing the world's first completely PRIVATE smart home control ecosystem. We’re targeting the soon-to-be $200B smart home market with our award-winning devices.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$1,000,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$25,000


Patented Shoe Wrapz and RevealX products - XPS Polymers Investment Opportunity

XPS is a Surface Decoration Technology company. See the Investor Portal for the WOW factor: http://xpsinvestorportal.xara.hosting Password is: CV489ba@*. Thank you!

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$5,000,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$250,000


Disruptive Algorithm Predicts Domestic Compatibility

"Incompatibility" is the third most common reason for U.S. divorces (finances, infidelity), yet dating sites ignore domesticity in their metrics. Our novel and predictive algorithm will disrupt the industry and change the landscape of online dating.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$100,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$25,000


58yr US Consumer Good Manufacturer - Convertible Note transferring to Equity

Very established 58 year old US consumer good manufacturer seeks capital to re launch brand and new products. Capital primarily for inventory, manufacturing updates, updated IP and market re launch. Conv note to start to get proper value determined.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$375,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$50,000


Hygleem (Bathtime Entertainment for Kids & Parents)

Hygleem is an innovative company that incorporates fun, learning and child-parent bonding during bathtime. We are scalable with various avenues of growth. Seeking a hands on investor that shares our vision to complete our team.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$250,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$50,000

Blue Lotus Cafe Miami

A Unique Immersive Experience offering Vegan Food and Beverage, Kava, Kratom, Coffees, and Teas, Accompanied with Live Music, Amazing Art, Retail, Clothing, Essential oils, Crystals, Delta 8 Cannabis

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$250,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$125,000


Equity Partner / Investor

We are seeking $4M equity investment from a Co-GP Guarantor for a $24MM non-recourse loan with standard carve-outs.Proceeds will facilitate property acquisition,finalize the PUD process and bring project to RTI status.Profit Distr at sale or finance.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$4,000,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$1,000,000

Setting up Subsidiary Yacht Company in USA https://www.brioniyachts.com/

We are an European Mediterranean shipbuilding company which specializes in the design, construction and sale of luxury motor yachts. Looking to set up a joint venture with a US partner. https://www.brioniyachts.com/

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$3,000,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$1,000,000

Business growth and expansion

I just recently invested almost 2 million of my own money into a brand new building for necessary expansion. I have depleted my savings and need assistance to bridge the gap as the revenue comes back in after site visits from insurance payors etc

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$175,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$25,000

My Virtual Roots "Time Capsule" App

Invest in a hardworker, that's me. KANYE WEST DID IT! With Covid on everyone's mind, it's the ultimate family App. Build and save your family in this one of a kind VR App. Read a book to your grandchild, see grandma forever like she is alive.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$150,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$10,000