Investors - How It Works
The Illinois Investment Network is designed to help business investors find the best investment opportunities
in Illinois and from around the world. The Illinois Investment Network belongs to an integrated network of
Dealflow sites serving New York, California, Texas, Florida, and Canada so can offer you access to a steady flow of targeted
business proposals. We will email you business summaries that match your investment criteria or you can search
for opportunities within our database. Our opportunities range from seed capital
for leading edge start-ups to growth capital for profitable mature businesses. The
next Facebook, eBay, or Amazon may be waiting for you at the Illinois Investment
Our process is as follows:
Step 1: Register as an Investor
The first step is to register. It is free and takes just a minute. Select your own investment
criteria so that you only receive proposals that would be of interest to you. You will be
sent an email to confirm you email address. Your membership will then need to be
approved by our staff before you can log in. You will be notified via email once your
account has been activated.
Step 2: Notification
Once registered you will receive proposals via email that match your investment criteria.
The proposals contain answers to specific questions that investors need to know in order
to understand important aspects of the business and decide if you should contact the entrepreneur
to learn more. We do not send out full business plans, however, entrepreneurs can upload
them as attachments to their proposal which can be reviewed online.
Step 3: Review Opportunities
You can log in and review investment opportunities in the system as often as you like
and even look at ones that are outside your investment criteria. We offer tools that allow
you to actively manage your list of investment opportunities by adding, deleting, and saving
Step 4: Make Contact
Once you find a proposal of interest, you can send a contact request to
the entrepreneur by logging in and clicking a contact button on their proposal.
This notifies the entrepreneur of your interest in their proposal and adds them
to your list of contacts. In your list of contacts, there are Fees Paid
and Awaiting Response icons to let you know which entrepreneurs have
paid our investor referral fee. Those with Fees Paid will receive your
contact details immediately. Those with Awaiting Response are still
waiting for enough interest to be generated before paying the fee. Please be
aware that we are an match-making service only. We receive no commissions
and do not become involved in any due-dilligence, negotiations, or deal structuring
between you and the entrepreneur.
What do I do now?
Register now and start receiving investment