Illinois Investment Network

Entrepreneurs - How It Works

We have created a database of Illinois investors who are regular investors in Illinois startups and businesses requiring capital. Our site also gives you access to investors from our partner sites in New York, Texas, California, Georgia, Ohio, Florida, Michigan and Pennsylvania. We charge no commission and our rates are low, so the cost to you of finding investment can be as little as $149.

We offer a fast and easy process to get your business proposal in front of investors:

Step 1: Register as an Entrepreneur

The first step in reaching investors through the Illinois Investment Network is to register. This involves answering a few questions about yourself in our one page registration form. It is free to register and the process only takes a few minutes. What are you waiting for? Register here.

Step 2: Create A Proposal

Once you have registered, you can then login and create an investment proposal. We don't ask you for a detailed business plan, only that you answer questions that investors need to know in order to do initial due diligence on your idea and your business. When you are ready to activate your proposal, a staff member will do a final review prior to releasing the proposal to investors.

Step 3: Find Matching Investors

Once your proposal is approved, our system will cross reference your proposal information with investor preferences to determine which investors should be notified about your proposal.

Step 4: Make Contact

Once your proposal is distributed to investors, you will be notified if an investor is interested in your proposal. Please be aware that we are a match-making service only. We receive no commissions so our rates for helping you find investors can remain low. Our system gives you access to contact information of interested investors, however, we do not become involved in due diligence, negotiations, or deal structuring between you and any interested investors.

Payment Options

Option 1 Submit your investment proposal for free using our Basic Services package. When our online matching service finds an investor interested in your opportunity, you can then contact the investor by upgrading to our Referral Services or Premium Services packages. Your proposal remains active for 180 days and all investor contacts are included in the price of the upgrade packages, no matter how many of them there are. Please Note: If you submit your investment proposal for free, it must be 100% anonymous.

Option 2 Alternatively you can pay an upfront fee for one of our two higher grade packages (Referral Services, Premium Services) and take advantage of our enhanced services. This will increase your chances of finding investment by allowing you easier and faster access to interested investors and the use of the many premium services discussed on our rates page.

Illinois Investors

United States > Illinois

Investing on behalf of both large institutional investors and small private equity firms including debt, mezz and equity investments 18+ years in commercial real estate development and investment Group investor with access to $70Bln in funds

$5,000,000 to $1,000,000,000

United States > Illinois

I am a Vice-President with a Financial Group based out of Chicago. We focus on working with companies that are seeking financing or alternative business financing sources. We typically get involved with companies that are achieving sales, or they have a product/service that is ready to enter the market. We work with all kinds of financing scenarios such as private equity, venture capital, angel investors, bank loans, lines of credit, working capital, equipment financing, SBA loans, purchase order financing, mezzanine financing, and other combinations of debt or equity financing

$500,000 to $20,000,000

United States > Illinois

We help businesses and their owners with the day-to-day challenges of making sure the business has adequate funds for operations or expansion. We work with all kinds of financing scenarios such as private equity, venture capital, angel investors, bank loans, lines of credit, working capital, equipment financing, SBA loans, purchase order financing, real estate financing, mezzanine financing, private equity and other combinations of debt or equity financing.

$1,000,000 to $50,000,000

United States > Illinois

More than 18 years of commercial real estate investment and development experience. Most recently VP at GE Real Estate Purchase single tenant office and industrial properties for my company's own account and commercial and hotel properties for other investors for whom I am an advisor.

$50,000 to $10,000,000

United States > Illinois

My name is Jason, and I am well known in the Chicago area as a “connector” and go-to person for entrepreneurs who want to grow and maintain their success. Currently, I am the Founder and Managing Partner of Seed stage venture funds that invests in companies across a broad range of industries in Chicago and the greater Midwest. Prior to launching the venture fund, I was a Principal a private, for-profit venture capital fund for Wisconsin alumni that invests in seed, growth, and later stage companies with a Wisconsin alumni connection. For most of my career, I have provided venture development services to align emerging businesses with resources for growth.

$50,000 to $500,000

United States > Illinois

Live in the Chicagoland area. Seeking to invest in a business in need of an advisor or hands-on partner. Broad range of experience with businesses ranging from $100,000 to $120 million in revenue. Strengths include sales, inventory management, profitability and process improvement.

$10,000 to $500,000

United States > Illinois

I am 56 years of age and happily married with three wonderful children and three adopted dogs. I am a native Chicagoan and I am currently residing in the suburbs of Chicago. I attended High School at Gordon Tech and I have a B.S. in Business Management from Northeastern Illinois University. I have a background in sales and customer service in the utility and wine industries. Also, owned a small landscape and snow removal business. I am an individual investor and I just started a holding company that will focus on real estate buy and hold for rental purposes. Furthermore, I am very interested in other investments that will diversify my portfolio. I am seeking ventures with passionate entrepreneurs to invest with. I enjoy networking with other professionals and good people with a positive attitude and demeanor. I am open to advisory and silent involvement with some hands-on, depending on the need and situation.

$1,000 to $50,000

United States > Illinois

Small family office in southwest IL (near STL). We are currently building out a private equity portfolio of companies with high growth potential. We will also consider a minority stake in a cash flow positive corporation or partnership. Able to provide some expertise and support in an advisory capacity if needed. Our firm values integrity and transparency, which we expect from our business partners. If you reach out to us, we do have a quick questionnaire we may send if your pitch deck/proposal is missing some of the elements we typically look for. We prefer local (Illinois and St Louis) businesses, but will consider any US opportunities that meet our criteria.

$10,000 to $250,000