Florida Investment Network


Testimonials

"We have already had one investor for $25K, and another who is very involved in the food business, who could be a funder on a much larger level. So we are very pleased, and offer our thanks."
Bruce J.

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

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

We are using the Amazon Effect to enter key Generation Z markets.

Do you want to know everything about the technological and financial trends of our newest generation, Generation Z? One conversation with me, CERNT/FULL CEO, and I'll convince you not only am I aware of trends I know the who's and the what's to know.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$610,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$10,000


My Virtual Roots Time Capsule App

Save yourself and your family in Virtual Reality App. This app will save HD Pictures, HD Standard iPhone videos or Virtual Reality videos forever in the clouds for your family. This will allow your kids, kids kids to see who you were and your legacy.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$75,000

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

Philly Mike's Steak and Sub

Creating a quick serve food chain that deals in high quality cheesesteak, subs, fries. I am taking the huge success of the Philly Steak and using the right ingredients in an easy to duplicate fashion to create a strong brand image and atmosphere.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$25,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$5,000


Military Veterans Growing Hops

A veteran's healing farm to help veterans with PTSD to work in a therapeutic environment, for good pay to help them economically. Growing mostly hops for the microbrewery industry, and other crops.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$100,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$50,000

Brain Health, Mental Wellness, Human Performance Tech startup

NESTRE is the first neuro-strength company to leverage the science of neuroplasticity to successfully apply a Multi-Neurosystems proprietary training method in the area of brain health, mental wellness and human performance.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$4,000,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$50,000


500 % ROI - Multi Billion Dollar Industry - Huge Inventory - Investor Keeps All As Collateral

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

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$140,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$20,000


Recession Proof Investment - Seeking $300K with 30% ROI in 12 months - Can Secure Loan

Seeking $300K investment with 30% ROI within 12 months. This is a roofing and construction company that specializes in storm repair and insurance claims on residential and commercial properties.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$300,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$300,000


Bordelaise & Peppercorn Sauces

There is a glaring lack of innovation in the steak sauce category. Consumers want restaurant quality sauces with the ease and convenience of buying it at their local grocery store or online. We will produce and sell classic sauces, in a bottle.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$35,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$10,000


British Virgin Islands Government Co-Op Land Development

Our company is seeking funds to pay for legal services to acquire interests in a family estate that would allow us to conduct a "Master Plan" to present to the local British Virgin Islands Government for Co-Op Land Development Projects.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$20,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$10,000


eFraud Services Inc.

A Fintech startup for financial-fraud detection that uses AI/ML and OCR to address the needs of financial fraud investigators by significantly reducing the time it takes to analyze bank statements and identify fraudulent transactions.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$750,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$100,000


Active Adult Senior Housing Community

This is a 182 unit Active Adult Senior Housing Community. It is a no buy in apartment rental Project located In Stuart, Florida. Bank financing is in place and project is shovel ready. Looking to close on bank financing and start construction.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$18,000,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$50,000

Purchase of existing non-emergency transportation company

Looking to purchase 12 year profitable non-emergency medical transportation company with solid contracts and a stable staff. My experience and skill sets make this a great match in this perfect time to maximize efficiencies and set-up for growth.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$230,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$75,000

CopyKnight Digital Marketing

CopyKnight's main focus is to greatly increase top-line sales for middle-market companies ranging from $100M-$500M in sales by reviewing, improving and redesigning the online presence as needed while retaining a large commission from these increases.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$2,500,000

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
$1,500,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$100,000

Natural skincare brand launching in Walmart

Hello! We're S.W. Basics. We make all-natural skincare products--everything in our line is formulated from 5 ingredients or less. We are looking for help with retail expansion into Walmart!

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$600

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$25,000


Blue Quench - Equity Investment Opportunity-Patented Technology/Products

Blue Quench (6 patents) is the fastest way to chill bulk beverages anywhere (from a 6-pack, 12-pack, to 3-cases) in as little as 60 seconds. Target industries include tailgating,boating,RV/camping,c-stores,rental,events,stadiums, and entertainment.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$750,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$100,000


Cardian - world's smallest pulmonary artery pressure sensor

Cardian is developing a wireless implantable sensor for pulmonary artery pressure monitoring in heart failure patients. Once completed and approved, the device will allow monitoring of chronic heart failure patients before, during and after activity

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$2,000,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$25,000


YTD RETURNS 18%+

Digital Assets Manager’s industry-leading proprietary Trading ALGORITHM Performance is unlike any other on the market. Highest, consistent returns.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$1,000,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$100,000