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

Premier Fitness Center

We are the only premier fitness facility in NE Florida. It presents an opportunity to bring a high-end "franchisable" fitness facility to the greater Jacksonville area.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$1,200,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$120,000


Adaptive Technology and Housewares Development Company seeks Angel Investor

The first invention, an Adaptive Cup Holder for the disabled, requires final production development and initial marketing funding. A second invention is a "J Hook" housewares product to speed up the making of healthy blender drinks.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$150,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$50,000

Support Unique, Niche Biotech in Improving Patient Health

We provide specialty blood and other critically needed biologics to research companies to support faster and more accurate diagnostics.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$250,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$10,000


DELTA ARC // Real Estate Development Company Investment Opportunity

Delta Arc is a development company based in Sarasota FL that currently has two loan commitments in place for $36M+/- for an 18-story high-end residential tower with land assemblage under contract. Requesting a bridge loan/investor terms TBD.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$300,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$300,000

Established and Thriving Beauty School Seeking ROI Loan for Expansion

Tampa’s premier and leading beauty studios (Dolly Monroe Beauty Studios) that has newly expanded into a beauty academy! Within the first three years of business the company has continued to grow exponentially and exceed expectations

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$125,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$85,000

Technology for Inspection Flaws in Electronic Parts

Resonance Ultrasonic Vibrations (RUV-AS) technology is invented and developed towards fully automated system prototype. RUV-AS tools are used for crack detection in ceramic and crystalline materials for solar cells, fuel cells and advanced ceramics.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$500,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$100,000


90 – 120 Day Loan or Investment Opportunity (R.O.I. Up To 75%)

Company is currently producing a series of events in 2019/2020. A new project has been brought to us which will generate revenues of 800k with a budget of 300k and net profits exceeding 450k. We are seeking a loan/investment of 300k to execute.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$300,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$100,000


Used Car Dealership

My name is Foster Mills. I am the owner of Mills Automotive LLC. I am seeking a 300k investment to start a Used Car Dealership. I am a 21 year old entrepreneur that believes you have to work hard to succeed. I do not cut corners in my business.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$300,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$100,000

Car and Truck Radio Parts One Stop Shop

We are seeking a silent or advisory investor to help purchase bulk inventory and start a profitable marketing campaign.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$250,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$100,000


Franchisee for the 6th largest pizza franchise established in 1962

SEEKING FRANCHISEES FOR NEW BUSINESS VENTURES

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$80,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$40,000

Equity investment for On-Demand Home Trades Service App. that's ready to launch.

FiXXT is a mobile app that utilizes a uber-like platform to deliver Plumbing, Electric, A/C and Handyman services on-demand to user.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$75,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$37,500


Public Transit support for elderly, special needs, adults and medical care

Established, profitable business seeking investor to improve working capital LOC to support existing and growth contracts with county and federal governments. Business has proven background of success and dedication supporting local communities.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$2,000,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$2,000,000


The Solution to $68 Billion Wasted on Skipped Ads

We are creating better experiences for people and advertisers on mobile phones. We have a patent-pending solution that verifies the users actually watch a video advertisement from start to finish. No Skipping or Ignoring ads.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$2,300,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$10,000


Patented green commercial HVAC system

We're poised to launch a newly patented commercial HVAC system--proven in pilot installations to slash electricity consumption by up to 35%, reduce chlorofluorocarbon refrigerant use by more than 50%, and is cost-competitive with conventional systems

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$1,500,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$75,000

Give beverages

Mission driven business positioned to scale into a national brand. The bottled water market reached $18.5 Billion in annual sales in 2017. It is projected to reach $25 Billion by 2021 with premium bottle water as the fastest growing segment/

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$500,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$5,000

Management Buyout

Comm-Core is a nationwide managed cloud service provider with offices located in Ohio, Florida and California. Comm-Core currently employs 60 team members while generating roughly $500K in Monthly Recurring Revenue and $15M annually in total sales.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$6,500,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$1,000,000


Grocery Store

Starting up a Grocery Store that has been in same location for over 45 years. Owner closed for health reasons. Equipment is in place and suppliers are ready. Bank is looking for cash infusion plus the equipment to fund an SBA backed loan.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$200,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$200,000

Ride-share for Kids finally arrived to FL

App based service that enables parents to schedule Rides for their kids. Whether your child needs a one time ride or a 5 days a week one or the entire school year. They will arrive safely and on-time.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$1,000,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$20,000

BONDEZZ CORP - Patented Denture Pad - Alternative to denture adhesives

Breakthrough Technology For Denture & Partial Wearers! Bondezz® is a soft multi pad non-adhesive material designed to eliminate the need for liquid, gel or pad adhesives as well as the need for denture reline kits made of silicone or acrylic.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$500,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$5,000


The Scorched Axe

The Scorched Axe will have 12 axe throwing lanes in addition to a high-tech archery range. Guests will be given a safety briefing and then take turns throwing axes or shooting arrows at themed targets.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$900,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$100,000