New York Investment Network

Entrepreneur FAQ

How do I submit a pitch?

The first step is to register as an entrepreneur. Then you'll be able to submit a pitch using our simple online form.

Why do I keep getting an error message when I try to login?

You must enter your email address and password with the same mix of upper and lower case letters you used when you registered. Often the problem is that a registered email address has an initial capital letter in it that is not being entered when you try to login. If you continue to have login problems use the Contact Us form to let us know.

Why is nothing happening when I try to login?

If you are submitting your login info and nothing appears to happen (i.e., you are not getting an error message) then the most likely reason is you are still logged in. If you leave the site without logging out, your login is remembered for 2 to 3 hours before it expires. When you return you can access your login area by clicking the "Entrepreneurs" link (or sublinks) in the top navigation bar (between the "Home" and "Investors" link). Where the "Entrepreneurs" link goes depends on whether you are logged in or not. TIP: You can mouse over the "Entrepreneurs" link to see what links are available and this will tell you whether you are still logged in or not.

What information should I include in my pitch?

There are tips in the pitch form about what to include in each section. Basic items that investors expect to see in a pitch are: a brief history of your business, what you need the funding for, why your company will succeeed, what relevent experience or expertise you or your team might have, what you are prepared to offer investors in return for funding.

I would like to contact a specific investor listed on your site?

It is up to the investor to decide if they want to connect with entrepreneurs based upon their pitch. It is part of our privacy policy with investors that we only provide their contact info to entrepreneurs when they express interest in the entrepreneur's proposal. We do not provide investor contact info otherwise.

Can I upload my business plan?

Yes, the Premium Service package allows you to upload additional documents for investors to view.

How can I protect the confidentiality of my idea?

If you are worried about confidentiality we'd advise you to write enough to get investors interested in your project without revealing any sensitive information. Once you start discussions with an investor, you may want to ask them to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) before you release more information.

Can pitches be edited after launch?

Yes, pitches can be edited at any time. Free Basic Service pitches will be reviewed after each edit to make sure no contact details have been included. You should try to refrain from making edits to a free proposal in the first few hours of it being released as there could be delays in reapproving and investors will not be able to find your proposal when they look for it. Edits to Referral and Premium Service pitches do not need to be re-approved.

What are the costs?

See the "Our Rates" page in the Entrepreneurs section of the site to find out more.

Do I have to pay for every contact?

No, your payment gives you access to the contact details of ALL the investors who show an interest in your pitch.

How can I pay?

We primarily use PayPal to process payments. You do not need an account with PayPal to make a payment as they offer the option to pay by credit card. Most people pay by credit card. If you have issues using PayPal contact us and we can make arrangements to use the Stripe payment service. NOTE: If you pay using Paypal's eCheck option there can be delays of up to a week before payment is cleared. We cannot upgrade you to the paid service until the payment clears. We advise against paying by eCheck because of these delays.

Can I choose Referral Service first and then upgrade to the Premium Service later?

Yes, you can upgrade from the Referral Service to the Premium Service at any time and only have to pay the price difference.

What happens at the end of the 180-day listing?

Before the end of your 180-day listing period you will be given the chance to pay to renew your pitch. Your pitch will then be renewed for another 180 days and will be resent to the investors.

Do I need to do my own due diligence?

We carry out a number of checks on each investor when they register, but you also need to do your own due diligence on any investor you deal with. Please check out the Security Notices page in your login area for things to look out for. Consult with legal council before paying any fee in advance of receiving funding (i.e., upfront fees). Contact us if you have any suspicions. To maintain accountability, you should only deal with registered investors or investors who have been specifically referred by a registered investor. Ask questions, get references.

I have other questions. Who do I contact?

You can connect with us via our Contact Us form.

Local Investors

United States > New York

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$25,000,000 to $500,000,000

United States > New York

Looking for investment opportunities in tri-state area. Will look at each investment opportunity independently in order to best assert the investment amount, percentage control, and other factors.

$1 to $15,000

United States > Texas

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$30,000 to $3,800,000

United States > Texas

My name is Najeeb. I have been working in the financing industry since 2007. I am also experienced investor who understands your needs. I have been doing real estate since 2004. I invested with our partners in 20-55 unit apartment buildings as well as bought and sold houses nationwide. I was in the banking industry 15 years, and worked in the Main Vault. I have had an "A" rating with the Better Business Bureau since 2012. Every transaction with me is handled ethically, and professionally every single time. I started investing in real estate in 2004 starting by brokering notes, wholesaling, flipping, then purchasing commercial properties. I mentor people wanting to get started in real estate investing. I hope you will get lot of satisfaction doing business with me.

$50,000 to $10,000,000

United States > New York

I have seven years of investment experience across a variety of securities, from secured debt to equity, in both public and private companies. I hope to work with early stage companies seeking to disrupt a legacy industry. I am willing to engage in different levels of involvement throughout the process depending on need.

$0 to $50,000

United States > Kentucky

I have over 20 years of investment experience having worked for 2 wall street firms.

$100,000 to $50,000,000

United States > New York

I am a private investor looking to diversify my personal holdings. I have invested in tech companies, real estate, pharmaceutical companies, and evaluated opportunities in other sectors. My professional background is in the private equity business.

$5,000 to $1,000,000

United States > California

Recent: July 2006 – Present, Managing Director of a Capital Group We provide a select array of debt financing solutions critical to the growth of middle-market and emerging growth companies looking to leverage their cash and equity to acquire debt for equipment or growth capital. We understand the relation between your company's cash and equity, where the key to success is conserving both and having access to additional sources of capital for capital expenditures. The key to our success is having the resources, the insight and the talent to extract the highest value from your business assets and being able to leverage them to facilitate a loan to achieve maximum growth and profitability.

$5,000 to $10,000,000