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

Bavarian Brewery

Brewing Beer is a Philosophy - that pays off! I am an Engineer in Filling Technology, with more than thirty years of experience, worldwide. I am looking for an investor / partner to build and operate a brewery in Florida.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$65,000,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$5,000,000

Issuer Pixel - Video Sharing Platform Disrupting the Market with Last Mover Advantage

“Issuer Pixel is the perfect solution amidst the growing trend of companies looking to provide video-based content in order to connect with their investors, partners, and customers." - Steve Shum CEO, INVO Bioscience Inc (NASDAQ: INVO)

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$2,500,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$1,000


Successful Trade Platform - Accepting New Clients

Our office works directly with a Private Fund, which manages a successful Trading Platform, providing Wealth Management Solutions. Dealing strictly with AAA Rated Notes. Exits already in place. Currently Accepting New Clients.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$200,000,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$200,000,000

Mini Golf in Untapped High Tourism Market

An exciting and fun entertainment center and tourist attraction for an untapped and growing market of over 750,000 annual visitors and residents. Opening attractions include a professionally designed and constructed themed mini golf course and maze.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$800,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$10,000

Expand business

I have an existing bookkeeping/tax/payroll company and would like to purchase another to merge with mine to expand.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$65,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$65,000

Commercial Real Estate Development

I develop grade level, small bay flex space. I have completed four developments. All previous developments are fully occupied.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$5,000,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$500,000

The perfect opportunity in the right spot

We have an opportunity to provide averages of 12-17% annual returns over the course of a 5 year investment with ending buyout making this an ROI of 60-85%.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$1,600,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$10,000

Medical Center Clearwater

Medical Center in Clearwater provides Multispeciality medical services ex, urgent care clinics, ambulatory care, home care, sports medicine clinic, dental clinic, cosmetic services, Lab, Radiology, CT scan & Pharmacy.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$400,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$100,000

Food-Tech start up using exclusive Robotics Technology

Your Pizza Bro Inc. is a food-tech start up that uses exclusive robotics technology that is planned to change the food industry.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$1,911,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$100,000


Invest in- Build Ready Multifamily Development: MOODY RIVER Ft. Myers, FL - 44 Units Carriage Homes

The build is in the gated community called Moody River located in North Forth Myers, FL. It is the last 7 remaining lots. Lots are shovel/build ready, all water and sewer is at the street.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$9,500,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$100,000

Multi family real estate fund

Aim is to build a portfolio of properties. Post pandemic market ready to resume growth. Returns: 5%—10% p.a. International investors welcomed. Will structure into visa process. Target - below market value. Manage risk, Modernize, increase Occupancy.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$7,500,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$500,000

$5 Million Debt Raise w/ Revenue Sharing

$5 million, 5-year term loan @ 10% with a 5% revenue sharing component Significant M&A and organic growth opportunities available

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$5,000,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$50,000

ILLUSION HOMES

Manufacturing and distributing brand new steel container homes that can withstand Earthquakes – Hurricanes – Tornados. Homes ranging from entry level singles with standard grade finishes to multi container homes with luxury grade finishes.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$250,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$250,000


Waterfront Marine Construction and Dredging

We are a growing marine construction business. We do several different types of waterfront construction. We are looking to transform the industry. This industry is growing a lot and the need is real. Sales are very high right now.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$250,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$50,000


The futuristic social network that's got all the solutions for content monetization and censorship!

-= New social network that gives you free speech, full control and ownership of your channel and its content along with a fully integrated e-commerce store & unique ad management =- -= ANGELS ONLY =-

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$2,000,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$200,000

Needing debt/equity investors for alkaline water plant selling in stores throughout eastern US

We are looking to refinance our existing debt and expand our production capabilities to add more sales and distribution. We would like to partner with investors with a background in food and beverage production or the grocery industry.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$3,000,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$500,000

Capital Raise/Profit Share Opportunity

An extremely profitable company needs expansion capital. It has profited despite COVID in 2020 and has projected revenues of 40 million in 2021. Solid contracts, exhaustive due diligence and complete transparency is available

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$5,000,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$150,000

Multifaceted Health and Wellness MedSpa

First of its kind, multifaceted med spa startup in an affluent community. We will offer services that appeal to the community as well as the surrounding areas. Goal is to open a second location by the end of year 1.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$200,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$50,000

SEEKING PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL WHO CAN WRITE A $10 MILLION CHECK TODAY TO IMPACT GENERATIONS TO COME

Short-term Rental project located 4 miles from Disney in Orlando Florida seeks 1 INVESTOR, yes, just one, the RIGHT ONE. The ONE who can write a check today, and KNOW their money impacted lives, and that their investment will come back to them 400%

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$10,000,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$10,000,000

Patent-pending Realtime Location Services Platform

Global Real-Time Location Systems market set to grow by USD 19.03 bn during 2020-2024 progressing at a CAGR of 47%. In 2020 C3-Wireless developed a new RTLS methodology that shatters the barrier of entry while providing sub-room accuracy in seconds.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$500,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$50,000