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 > California

Senior Vice President Investment; Master degree, in London,U.K. Real Estate in NYC, and Finance in Beverly Hills; We finance projects in any industry with a strong executive summary; Collateral providers,and investors in hotels and hospitality; Currently we have top qualified clients who need finance of $10M and above; We review their profile and e.s. while provide to them the right guarantees to get the finance, We also encourage bankers and funds who need collateral for their clients to complete deals, we can do so, after they submit the POF and the approval for the principals. Loyalty,integrity,with fast service are some of our principals.

$10,000,000 to $300,000,000

United States > New York

Private Investor looking for middle-stage company with solid background and growth potential

$0 to $1,000,000

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 > Florida

16 Years as President of Import/Export Corp. 12 Years in the Oil Business as Operator. Over the years invested in several New and Existing Companies, either as a Involved Partner or Silent Partner/Investor.

$10,000 to $250,000

United States > New York

No project is to big! We are currently funding a 10 billion dollar dea, as well as many other projects. We fund movie deals, real estate dealsl. We are very confident in our abilities to get you funded. Send us your project.

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

United States > Pennsylvania

We are one of the oldest seed funding organization. We are venture capital firm investing in early-stage companies. We fund entrepreneurs with the energy, vision, experience, and desire to build great companies. We are looking for distressed, pre-foreclosure, foreclosure, or bank workout, condo and town home projects. Others (hotels, etc.) on a review basis. We will consider large projects nationwide. MUST HAVE ASSETS, not interested in “preconstruction” “no infrastructure” deals. Will consider partial construction, none sold OK. NO SF RESIDENTIAL We are fully funded to acquire millions in distressed commercial assets. Looking for distressed commercial RE Projects Nationwide We've seeded over 200 companies in our history with 40+ profitable M&A exits and 9 Nasdaq IPOs. We have founded companies such as Symantec, Logitech, and National Semiconductor and been senior executives at the likes of Sun Microsystems, Hewlett Packard.

$1,000,000 to $70,000,000

United States > North Carolina

I’m an independent investor. I like to see business flourish and yield returns. I know funds are very rare these days and due to the present economic situation of the world now, it requires few people privileged to have the funds required to make successful business and ventures. This project will require me to come down to you to finalize. I am well pleased to have met someone like you and hopefully we will have a long lasting business relationship with you .I can tell you that I’m quite fortunate to have inherited some fortune spread across some financial institutions across the US and Offshore. I had always thought of establishing a successful businesses and ventures but due to my disability, I thought of an idea of making entrepreneurs and business owners achieve their goal and become successful. Being part of their success would have made up for my inability to completely create a business system for myself.

$50,000,000 to $90,000,000

United States > New York

Founded in 1996, The Realty Advisors, LLC is a well established in Mergers and Acquisitions and Business Brokerage in the metropolitan New York area (including Connecticut, New Jersey and Massachusetts). Our team of professionals has over 150 years of combined experience in buying and selling businesses. The Reality is recognized throughout the United States as a professional in the arena of business acquisitions and divestitures. Working with attorneys, accountants, and closely held corporations, we are often referred by previous clients. Guttman Realty speci

$250,000 to $5,000,000