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

private investment fund

$7,000,000 to $50,000,000

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 > Michigan

BSc (Computer Science) MBA Extensive experience as an entrepreneur. Have started companies from startup stage, to international franchising and publicly listed a US based franchise on the Frankfurt Exchange. Extensive experience in B2B and service based industries. Well versed with international business, different cultures and how to build businesses across borders. Dual citizen (Australian, United States). I am looking to be a part of a team to help run and build an established business that does not require "on-site" attendance. I am looking for something that I be involved in remotely. I am willing to travel internationally. So I am looking for active involvement and can also invest.

$20,000 to $100,000

United States > glenn dale

I am specifically looking for short term returns (0-5 yrs). A student of the university of maryland- college park. private investor.

$1,000 to $10,000

Venezuela > CARACAS

- 40 years old, male, married based in Caracas / Venezuela. - Franchise consultant with more than 15 years in managerial experience in marketing and sales departments in mass consumption companies such as Seagram´s, The Quaker Oats Company, PepsiCo. - Master in Marketing and General Management at MGSM (Macquarie Graduate School of Management - Sydney / Australia.

$1,000 to $50,000

Belgium > Brussels

I am in investment activities since about 25 years having work for different investment banks and financial companies in London and having direct access to fund. My personal experience is to see the project first and understand the goal to be achieved. Entrepreneur must be involved.

$100,000 to $25,000,000

United States > Florida

Married 37 years. 2 daughters, 2 grand kids. College degree: two years BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, Mexico. Business experience: Owner, Vice president: Plastic container manufacturing company, Mexico, city. Move to EUA August 1984. Owner, President: Imports company. Toys, Gifts from Far East into EUA, Wholesale, Retail, Distribution. Owner, President: Three stores retail operation. Luggage and travel accessories. Miami, Fl. Family investment in: Automobile Dealerships. Mexico city. Owner, president: Small distribution sunglasses and reading glasses. Passion for family. Passion for automobiles in every form. Specially Formula One racing. Trying to come back from semi-retirement

$5,000,000 to $20,000,000

United States > New York

I have a connection to a funder with substantial funding for the right deals on a debt-equity basis from $20M+ If you are able to answer "yes" to the five questions below please contact me so we can discuss your project(s) further. 1. Do you need funding for a project of $20M+? 2. Are you the person with signatory authority to make the deal? 3. Have you shopped for funding and been turned down? 4. The funder I'm connected to will want to come in at a GP level - not an LP - are you comfortable with that? 5. The funder has a simple requirement of 10% "skin in the game" in the form of liquid collateral. If you like the deal that is offered to you, do you have access to 10% to put in as equity to the partnership?

$20,000,000 to $999,000,000