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 the US, Canada and overseas. 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

Born and raised in Chicago. Married with two children and currently living in the northwest suburbs. Bachelors degree in Finance with extensive computer science coursework. Over 18 years in corporate finance. Currently Director of Finance and Accounting. Also founded an ethnic confectionery business that I successfully ran for 5 years. I currently invest in real estate in addition to various equities. My anticipated involvement would be advisory.

$0 to $100,000

United States > Illinois

I operate a dedicated buy-side M&A firm with over 100 qualified buy-side clients. I collectively look for equity investment opportunities for my clients.

$5,000,000 to $200,000,000

United States > Illinois

I am an CFO of technology start up that has raised over $40M. My background is accounting and M&A consulting, I hold CPA and CFA. My specialties are financial advising, financial and operating models and I currently oversee digital marketing strategy at my Company. I am looking to invest as a silent partner or for the right opportunity become more involved or get some of my many contacts involved in a new opportunity.

$5,000 to $400,000

United States > Illinois

I am a former private equity executive who has been living and working in the Chicago area for over 25 years. I'm married with 3 kids living in the western suburbs of Chicago. Having helped buy, grow and sell companies for over 10 years, I'm very familiar with the types of operational systems and improvements needed in growing businesses. I previously worked for middle market private equity firms located in Chicago and was formerly an investment banker. Most recently I've been helping my family run a hospital and 4 colleges in India. I received my BSBA in Finance & Accounting from Washington University in St. Louis in 2001 and received my MBA from the University of Chicago with concentrations in Finance & Entrepreneurship. Given my background, I can be a hands-on investor when appropriate and if the right opportunity exists, can try to attract more capital.

$200,000 to $2,000,000

United States > Illinois

I'm managing a private debt fund called the Good Jobs Fund - a $20M fund sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. We're focused on supporting small businesses that produce quality jobs in Kaiser's core markets: CA, GA, OR, WA, HI, CO, MD, VA, DC. We offer senior debt with more flexible terms and creative structures than traditional commercial banks can accommodate. We're targeting cash-flow positive companies with at least $5-10M in sales. Avg. loan size: $1-3M.

$500,000 to $4,000,000

United States > Illinois

I invest as well as work directly with several investment groups. Looking for attractive investment opportuniites.

$500,000 to $9,000,000,000

United States > Illinois

I started a service business from zero and built it into a very profitable business, I willing to invest with like minded individuals or companies that have the potential for growth

$5,000 to $100,000

United States > Illinois

We are a leader in debt and equity placement on commercial real estate and international infrastructure projects. Through its relationships with numerous domestic and international investors, the group’s capital- raising expertise covers all property types nationwide and includes permanent, construction and mezzanine financing with fixed- and floating-rate alternatives, as well as equity and hybrid transactions. Joint ventures, participating deals, acquisitions and sales are also offered. Chicago Capital Management represents private and institutional investors, owners, sponsors and developers on a wide range of matters, including the acquisition of land and buildings and all types of development, construction, disposition, joint venture and other equity participation transactions. The group arranges capital in connection with the acquisition, sale and development of major office, industrial, retail and hospitality facilities, among others uses.

$5,000,000 to $500,000,000