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

Executive and private investor.

$100,000 to $200,000

United States > Illinois

Owner of successful tech company in Chicago, looking to invest in early stage companies in the technology space.

$20,000 to $750,000

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

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

I have 15 years of real estate development experience , Ten years of financial enhancement experience and project funding I'm direct to a large hedge fund that has been in business for over forty years I'm a direct rep to a program manager of a provide placement program (PPP) I have 19 years experience in the real estate tax field and now currently seeking good project to fund .

$5,000,000 to $10,000,000

United States > Illinois

We are Management Consultants in a consulting firm which assists clients in locating funding for their projects. We work with hundreds of investors from across the country, including Europe and the Pacific Rim. We have been doing this for 12 years. For a copy of the "General Criteria For Funding" feel free to contact us through this network

$5,000,000 to $50,000,000

United States > Illinois

I work with a investment group to help them find viable projects to fund. They are a corporate finance platform with partners in major financial centers around the world. Their industry focus is real estate, renewable energy, TMT, financial services, natural resources, agriculture. Their focus is raising equity and debt (100%) for mostly private companies and in the range of USD $20M-USD $250M+. Their investor base consists of family offices, private equity, venture capital and hedge funds plus a substantial number of debt funds. If you have interested please provide your executive summary for the investment team to review, if they have interest, I will schedule a conference call for further discussion with one of the fund managers.

$50,000 to $99,000,000

United States > Illinois

I have created nine internet companies of my own from the ground up, made them very successful, and collect massive revenue from each business on a regular basis. I have extensive experience with online advertising and product development, manufacturing, and distribution, along with business construction. I enjoy start-up businesses that are mainly just ideal concepts and aren't really established quite yet, for it really allows me to help the creator or creators expand on their ideas and improve their project. I own my own web development/marketing and promotion firm, I am in charge of directing the entire company and handling it's success, I have quite the experience with controlled investing.

$2,000 to $50,000