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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

Medical practice

I am seeking an investment of $300k to start my own medical practice. I have extensive experience in the field as well as the passion and determination that is needed to succeed.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$300,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$50,000

from Yard television series

From YARD the Series, LLC a Florida corporation is seeking $2.8 million to complete the 1st full season of production for the television series From YARD – Sun to City in 2020.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$2,800,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$10,000


Vapor Diamond Labs, Inc. Business Proposal

Vapor Diamond Labs, Inc. The Tampa Florida Area's Only Diamond Creation Manufacturing Laboratory! Astonishing Breakthroughs, which opens up unprecedented opportunities for use in every possible industry which is high demand for "Diamond Materials"

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$6,000,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$20,000


Optometrist Health Care Group - 10% Convertible Note; pre-IPO

Join this international health care group expand clinics in Florida and Ontario Canada. Convertible Note pays 10% interest which converts into Stock pre-IPO. Company is targeting an IPO in the US at 5X Return to Investors.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$1,500,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$5,000


Pioneering Healthcare Software Company Needing Funding for Product Development and Sales

KEA Care is a pioneer in its mission and approach to the long-term healthcare industry. Through innovative and unique applications, we are positioned to create tremendous value in an untapped market. This opportunity has potential for >10X returns.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$500,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$25,000


Management Buyout Opportunity | $17.5M Run Rate | $2.25 EBITDA

A nationwide cloud service provider with offices located in Alabama, Florida Ohio and Texas. Comm-Core currently employs 60 team members while generating roughly $500K in Monthly Recurring Revenue and $17.5M annually in total sales.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$5,000,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$1,000,000


Tru-Cut USA LLC

Tru-Cut USA in Florida is expanding. Not a seed capital start-up company. Very established and respected. Retirees and property owners spent over 52.9 billion last year on landscaping and rental spaces. Also, Landscape Patent 10,315,627 just issued.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$825,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$50,000


Providing Global Clients with U.S. Online Purchasing Privileges

By using our UNIQUE APP, We are in the Business of making it easy and fast for international customers to buy online while also avoiding the frustrating process of international procedures without sacrificing the legality of the whole transaction.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$1,000,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$50,000


It's time for a unique entertainment venue in Florida

A modern video game and pinball arcade for adults. Includes full liquor bar and food.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$400,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$5,000


Tech Driven Storage: Store Per Piece, 1-Minute Booking

Packed Up is a tech-driven storage company. We strive to make customers' lives easier with a no fuss approach to storage. We skip the gimmicks, price hikes and provide a 1-minute booking platform and affordable per piece pricing and affordable pickup

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$30,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$5,000


Houseamp Technology firm seeks $2.5 million for revenue growth

I am successful tech entrepreneur. While finding ways to put my capital to work, I have discovered a huge unmet need in the real estate market. I have an experienced team, revenues, customers, and huge demand in a very large market.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$2,500,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$50,000

Total A/C Protection / Filter Less AC System / System controls RH &Temperat.

Automatic Chemical Dispenser. Pat Pend US 16,241,976 Siren and Red lights, preventing major and most expensive parts to fail. Filter Less AC System Saves 1,000,000 Patients / 10 yr. Innovative Climate Control " R & D 100 Awards 2007 "

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$200,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$5,000

Acquisition of Commercial Property Maintenance Company

Commercial Property Maintenance business with 9.5 million in sales and has been in business for 18 years. Servicing the state of Florida

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$750,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$50,000

Established Multi-Division Technology Company Experiencing Explosive Growth

GenerationTAG is seeking to fund two company divisions via a single-purpose Florida LLC. A well-established IT field service division under GenerationTAG, and a recently established IT consumer products division under Technology Solutions Depot dBA.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$500,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$10,000

E-Commerce Logistics

Seeking this amount of money to purchase business and to have backup collateral.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$2,500,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$2,000,000

Tisizo Inc

Tisizo Inc is a company that is allowing people to get beauty services at home. Through the mobile app TISIZO, customers can book any beauty services (hair, nails, makeup), getting matched to the closest available beautician.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$250,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$10,000


Coffeeshop Acquisition

The Company is a Florida C-Corporation newly incorporated to leverage its capital to acquire certain upscale coffee shops, redeveloping them into a chain of standardized coffee shops and live music venues. The first acquisition has been identified.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$350,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$10,000

Cannabis Tech Platform

We have a platform where vendors in the cannabis industry may place their store on our platform and receive orders for pick-up/delivery right through our platform!

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$1,000,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$50,000

Cruzer Scooter

My objective is to become America's Electric Scooter Company. The Cruzer will be the ONLY electric scooter being sold in the US to compete with the 49cc gas mopeds. I have done all the heavy lifting (see below). Now I need funds to go to market.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$250,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$250,000


Online Legal Forms Company For All 50 States Seeking Funding For Expansion

The Company offers documents and forms for a variety of services including landlord/tenant agreements, pre-marital agreements, small business paperwork, wills and estates, bankruptcy, powers of attorney, and much more.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$254,204

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$50,000