Florida Investment Network


Testimonials

"Our small, early-stage company recently signed up for your service. We got numerous inquiries, several of which we are pursuing, and hopefully will find an investor partner as a result. It is almost impossible for young companies to attract investment capital in the current financial climate, but you managed to bring a number of qualified and interested parties to the table. I would recommend your service to any early-stage company seeking capital. Bruce Jones, CFO "
Bruce Jones

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

New way to advertise online bypasses social platforms systems and becomes more profitable

Startup matches brands with influencers and events directly, in seconds. Easiest and fastest service, no middle man Unique new features. - bid - Local and international influencers - Schedule deals years ahead of time. - escrow pay - $315k invested

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$500,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$50,000


Obstacles to Penetrating the Blood Brain Barrier for CNS Disorders Finally Conquered

Founded and led by an industry pioneering biochemist, our client has developed the Blood Brain Barrier (BBB) permeable antibody mimics, SMART Molecules (SM's) which have the ability to recognize, cross the BBB & destroy specific targets in the brain.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$30,000,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$50,000


Own 30% of a Solar Energy/Green Tech Corp - $14 billion US market - Already Profitable

We are a local Florida company that specializes in solar energy and green tech for homes and businesses. We already have systems and contracts in place with the top installers in the country as well as national finance companies. Ready to Expand!

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$300,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$100,000


Capital Raise to enable writing $50m premium by 2025

Staffing industry workers’ comp specialist MGA located in Orlando, FL. Nixer Comp, Inc. (“Nixer Comp”), a national A-VIII-rated program managing general agent, underwrites a unique Workers’ Compensation insurance program for temp staffing industry.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$15,000,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$7,500,000

Florida Landscape Company Expansion Investment, Patent development, RV

TRU-CUT USA, LLC landscaping management and design/install service business in SW Florida. Returns in the $25 to $50+ million/10yr return area. Financial partner/ investors welcome. Patent Dev.,Ground Zero Hurricane Ian rebuilding, RV storage const

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$1,600,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$25,000


Higher-than-average passive income opportunity

At East Harbor we are implementing growth strategies in the luxury and commercial real estate markets and looking to include participation of highly motivated investors interested in higher-than-average passive income.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$100,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$100,000


Dink n' Dine Pickleball Bar

Dink n’ Dine is family-oriented pickleball park where patrons can enjoy food trucks, lawn games, live music, craft beer and wine, and of course – the wonderful sport of pickleball.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$4,000,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$100,000


Cell Phone Size Device Promises to Become The New Gold Standard In Early Detection & Treatment of HF

Client has created a paradigm shift in cardiac monitoring & hemodynamic performance to a "New Gold Standard" utilizing their innovative real time totally non invasive device for both chronic and acute CHF patients in and outside the hospital setting.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$20,000,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$100,000


Building Florida Spring Cabins for Short Term Rentals

We are raising capital to buy a plot of riverfront land (10 Acres +) in North Central Florida to build a short term rental complex with four (4) cabins. Projected Return on Cash - 10% on Slow Years and +25% On Good Years.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$350,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$50,000


First Mover Advantage in a Lucrative Niche

GapCure is a B2B provider of SaaS software that bridges the care gaps associated with complex patients.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$200,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$10,000


Real Estate for Car Rental operations

Looking for Real Estate funding for Rapidly Growing Car Rental and Sales Operations

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$720,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$720,000

Flipping (wholesale real estate investing)

Family and I have moved from the Caribbean to Florida. Looking for new growth and further opportunities here in Florida.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$300,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$300,000

Chef Developed Detroit Pizza Concept in SW Florida(Post Hurricane Opportunity)

Detroit Pizza Joint(DPJ) opened in Sept 2021 to 5 Star Reviews! Located in Cape Coral, Fl, one of the top 10 fastest growing cities in America, DPJ’s “Classic” Detroit Square Pizza Concept is set up to Franchise to multiple locations in Florida/USA.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$125,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$25,000


Sustainable & Green Home Décor and Design-$58.9 Billion Dollar Industry by 2027 in US

The sustainable home décor market is projected to reach $59.8 billion in the US by 2027 and $415.7 billion globally by 2030 as cleaner interior design trends for healthier, toxic free home decorating takes hold in green building, design & renovations

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$85,000

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


Granite & Marble: Retail & Wholesale - Multi Billion Dollar Industry - Secured Investment

Retailer and wholesaler in Florida. Distributor of premium granite, marble, quartz, in the U.S - Multi Billion Dollar U.S. Industry.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$950,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$950,000


TECH STARTUP WITH GROWING VALUATION OPENING NEW MARKETS. Equity or loan-type funding available

Mobimetrics.co is a leading mobile source market information company. Invest in a US based Tech Startup with growing valuation. Earn 20% to 30% on your investment in a 4 to 6 month time frame. Equity or loan-type funding available.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$2,000,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$50,000


Car dealership and sales

Established dealership that has been in business for a little over 8 years. Seeking investment to increase sales and maximize profits. We have all advertising and sales platforms in place in order to create higher volume of sales

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$350,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$100,000

WealthSafe.com - Millions of Americans Want our Products and Services

WealthSafe LLC is the creation of a veteran precious metals insider who`s goals are to change the way investors buy and sell precious metals worldwide. We will expand the demographic and dominate in areas currently being ignored in the space.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$200,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$10,000


THE FIRST FREE-ROAM VR ARENA IN ORLANDO

The first Free-Roam VR system in Orlando

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$500,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$10,000