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

A Platform that Simplifies the Music Business

It's not enough just to want to be a musician. It's knowing there's a difference between music and the business of music. We take a complex industry and simplify the steps it takes to be successful.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$300,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$25,000


$396K in performing secured loans sold at discount - large returns

We are seeking to sell title to real estate along with sold finance contracts which provide a large return on investment. Selling title to land, and discounted Notes and Mortgages on over in assets. Strong, secured returns

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$360,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$100,000

New Juice & Smoothie bar concept "Zumo Tropical" / seeking investor capital

We are a tropical juice bar, smoothie and cafe concept in the process of opening our first location. Our creative and experienced management team it's ready for a presentation to an enthusiastic investor.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$200,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$50,000


Liberty Shores Mini Home Community

Seeking inv. cap./equity part. to complete dev. a 55+, gated, 145 mini (600 to 1300 sq. ft. UA) home comm. on 44 + AC on the Intracoastal Waterway. All lots waterfront. Three phases. Phase 1(24 lots) 70% dev. completed. (Bus. Plan for details)

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$762,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$50,000

Convertible Preferred Stock

We are seeking financing to complete an acquisition of an existing HVAC business with strong positive historical cash flows.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$500,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$50,000

Building Luxury Custom Homes on the Beach and Selling for Big Profits $$ - Experienced G.C. Operator

Developing Custom Homes for Sale $250k Lot $300k Construction $750k Sale 6% closing cost / title & RE commission $155,000 profit 28% ROI 72% LTV Avg Time from Purchase of Lot to Completion of Construction 6 Months Avg Time on Market 1 Months

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$1,200,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$600,000

Organic farming revolution. Save the rainforest and make a profit.

Bali Spice Islands is the manufacturer and conduit to market for 570 organic farmers in Indonesia. We are improving farming methods, livelihoods while saving the environment and in particular the rainforest. Organic food is a rapidly expanding sector

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$400,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$50,000


Youth & High School Sports

Qwikcut provides video services for youth and high school sports with an emphasis on Football, Lacrosse and Soccer throughout the state of Florida. We are building our own platform to house all of the video for coaches, athletes and family to watch.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$500,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$150,000

Established brewer launching new brand seeks working capital

Locally established brewer launching a new brand in the Florida market. Fully operational 21,000 square foot brewery with beer already in the market, just looking for operating capital while ramping up sales.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$350,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$5,000


PG Connect - Connecting Buyers and Sellers in the Automotive Industry

Industry Specific connection service that automatically connects buyers and sellers that have year, make and model commonality. Ultimate marketing and sales tool. Built for the industry BY the industry.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$1,000,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$500,000


Collision Avoidance Technology being adopted nationally / Seeking expansion capital

We have developed a product proven to reduce vehicle collisions up to 80%! The market potential is enormous, which includes the entire Trucking Industry; Trailer Manufactures; Buses; RVs, Motorcycles & more.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$300,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$75,000


Printed Circuit Board Business

Investor needed to provide working capital to ensure continued growth. Would like to purchase a 3D printer(s).

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$500,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$50,000


Magicube

MAGICUBE, our novel app for better budgeting and forecasting, addresses a major gap in a market that is potentially worth billions of dollars. Patient investors can, we believe, expect a return on the order of 50 times their outlay.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$1,000,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$1,000


Diversified wellness, anti-aging and regenerative medicine clinics

NAMH, LLC, through our Body & Life™ brand, is developing a chain of diversified wellness clinics to help active and health conscious individuals offset aging & enhance the quality of life through natural, bio-identical therapies.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$1,500,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$25,000


Florida native seeks investment in innovative recreational cannabis company based in Oregon.

We are an innovative cannabis company already creating cannabis products that boost athletic performance. We are licensed medical and have just completed our first state inspection for our recreational license at our new 40,000 sq/ft. facility.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$3,000,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$150,000


Investor Capital Requested for Modern Wellness and Yoga Boutique in Sarasota, FL

We are an upscale boutique wellness studio located in downtown Sarasota, FL. It will be a fully integrated spa, yoga studio and retail shop. Services will include Massage, Esthetics and various styles of Yoga and Meditation Practice.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$200,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$50,000


Looking to build the only Indoor Rock Climbing & Fitness Facility in SW Florida

We’re looking for an investor that will lend us the start-up capital needed to build the only indoor rock climbing and fitness facility in SW Florida.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$1,000,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$50,000


$50,000 for 15% Equity in the Company

Seeking $50,000 in exchange for 15% equity in the company. We have 1 competitor and more than 40 companies ready to purchase from our company.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$50,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$25,000

Automotive Parts - Fantastic Opportunity

We've created our own brand of automotive parts for passenger vehicles, trucks and buses. We offer quality spare parts wholesale, which we export directly from manufacturers to our clients' warehouses in Latin America. $1 Million sold in 4 months.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$350,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$150,000


IoT Hardware and Software Intel Worldwide Technology Provider

We have developed the appropriate edge computing paradigm to fully realize the opportunities that IOT represents given the need to deploy and manage and configure 20 billion networked devices.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$1,000,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$100,000