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

The Hotel Opportunistic Portfolio II

The Hotel Opportunistic Portfolio II aims to consolidate at different stages of the real estate investment cycle with a discounted value

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$10,000,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$500,000


Active Adult Living 55+ Multifamily Fund

Development and acquisition of multifamily projects. Focus on age restricted 55+ properties.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$30,000,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$500,000


Construction Industry Investment

Registered full Construction Company in Miami, FL in search of investors to power the Company.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$180,000,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$50,000,000


Biotech, 1st safe, "gold standard" diagnostic, pulmonary disease - M&A event pending

An exceptional, pre-acquisition ROI opportunity involving a medical industry milestone. The technology is patented in the US, EU & Canada. Founder's cost equity. Company buyback option at 2.48X at 36 months. Valuation growth mode $33.8m to $121.9m.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$1,000,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$25,000


Next Generation Food & Beverage Marketplace

Leading 3rd party delivery platforms have become necessary evils to restaurants, profiting off their dreams while cannibalizing their margins. ImCraving solves for that with a fair-value pricing strategy and business model rooted in true partnership.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$100,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$20,000


The First and Only Blender That connects directly to YETI and Hydro Flask

Bonsi Inc is developing the most innovative on the go, Patent Pending Blender that the world has ever seen. Already we are generating a huge response and interest in what we have created. With over a 95% yes rating. Bonsiblend.com

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$250,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$2,500

SWEATBOX is an innovative, patented fitness training platform - Time is of the essence-Let’s do this

SWEATBOX is an innovative, patented fitness training platform developed by Fitness Professionals for the purpose of performing hundreds of exercises all on one unique piece of equipment.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$100,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$25,000


My Virtual Roots "Time Capsule" App

Invest in a hardworker, that's me. 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 all over again.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$150,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$10,000


INVESTOR/PARTNER-Scaling a profitable high-end Hardscaping Co. into new SFL service area, beyond

Successful high-end Hardscaping Co. from DC area opening first new location in SFL to capitalize on the most optimal clientele base in the US. Then scale to a National level along w/partner Fusion GP Inc who made strategic investment deal. ROI 25%+

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$60,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$15,000


50% Equity for Investor - Multi Billion Dollar Industry - Investor Keeps All Assets As Collateral

Multi Billion Dollar U.S. Industry: Florida LLC business with overseas headquarters and huge inventory ready to distribute grade A granite, marble and quartzite in the U.S. Investor keeps all inventory and equipment as collateral.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$130,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$30,000

Let's Sea Kitchen & Bar

Seeking startup funding to bring my dream and vision of bringing a beautiful and unique seafood restaurant to The Promenade, a beautiful outdoor Shopping Mall located in Coconut Creek, FL.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$835,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$250,000


Private Real Estate Fund

Our mission is to create long-term value for our shareholders and deliver superior returns, including a reliable stream of income through real estate investments while utilizing a conservative capital structure.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$500,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$50,000


Red Meters Scale Up

Innovative manufacturing & technology company with global blue-chip clients in oil & gas, mining, etc; 2 international patents, 15 pursued by Foley & Lardner; Signed 18 distributors, 40+ in pipeline; RFQ's for 30 new clients in Q3 2020; Raised $3mn

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$3,000,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$10,000


Senior secured promissory note

LuxeStreet, established in 2018, is a Miami, FL specialty finance company that provides capital to commercial and online dealers of luxury timepieces such as Audemars Piguet, Patek Phillipe, Richard Mille and Rolex to unlock their high-end inventory.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$10,000,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$10,000

Dominican Babecation

I have $25,000 to invest into the business. With another $60,000 this will be enough for Dominican Babecation to get established and expand. I am currently in Gainesville, Florida.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$60,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$10,000

Video booking software for influencers.

We have developed a platform that allows people to book video chats with their favorite influencers.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$500,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$100,000


Dinner boat

Seeking investor to partner with successful tour and charter boat company to buy and refurbish larger vessel.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$1,500,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$50,000


Hospital Equipment

The Problem at present is all patients in hospitals, nursing homes, and rehabilitation centers in need of mobilization support after treatment must rely on valuable staff personnel to ambulate. We have created a solution for this problem.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$3,500,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$100,000

Can you help Generation Z reach higher potential?

CERNT/ FULL looks to make the needed products, services, and microservices of Generation Z most have markets. The true aim of moving forward with our customers make us a company that can beat market returns because we are a head of the market always.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$610,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$10,000


Panda Processing--Bamboo Lumber to Replace All Lumber

The mission of Panda Processing is to provide the most environmentally sustainable building material in the global marketplace. This will be done by utilizing bamboo and soy-based adhesives to manufacture patented glue laminated dimensional lumber.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$4,500,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$70,000