Ohio Investment Network

Entrepreneurs - How It Works

We have created a database of Ohio investors who are regular investors in Ohio 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 Ohio 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.

Ohio Investors

United States > Ohio

A seasoned investor, having bought and sold more than 20 companies over the last 25 years. Willing to be involved or silent investor.

$10,000 to $500,000

United States > Ohio

35 year old technology/software product manager making six figure salary in Columbus, Ohio. Previous experience in management and technology consulting and finance. MBA and a Bsc in Finance.

$10,000 to $50,000

United States > Ohio

44 year old female entrepreneur with a bachelors degree in Sociology looking to be a silent investor.

$200,000 to $2,000,000

United States > Ohio

I am a 29 yr old male who resides in Ohio, NYC, and Florida. I have been self employed since 19. I have owned my own business in the insurance industry(usa) since 2005 and an energy reduction business (international) since 2010. I am an individual investor actively looking for additional business opportunity's in several fields, but do want to limit that the ownership group of the current business be based in the USA. There are currently several types of investments I am looking for. If you are a start up with any new technology I do demand that all needed patent's have been obtained. Another alternative I am actively seeking is any small company/start-up that may have energy saving's technology that would 1) help me to present with my current fortune 500 clients for greater achieved savings goals, but 2) to help allow me to channel your products into the right business owner hands to maximize your/our potential future success.

$1 to $600,000

United States > Ohio

Individual real estate investor just getting into private investing.

$0 to $10,000

United States > Ohio

Experienced business leader, owner, and board director with 20+ yrs helping companies execute their strategy more effectively Direct Leadership Experience in Sales, Marketing, New product development & commercialization, Manufacturing/production operations and International business leadership.

$10,000 to $500,000

United States > Ohio

Experienced CFO at a large financial institution looking for investments and partnerships outside of day job. Can help with funding, finance, accounting, partnership, leadership, and other investors.

$5,000 to $100,000

United States > Ohio

* 31-year-old male currently residing in Columbus, OH * Individual investor looking to invest in both start-ups and small businesses seeking growth capital (open to most industries) * Willing to leverage 10-years of Business Development / Corporate Strategy / M&A experience to entrepreneur via advisory-level involvement (open to silent involvement as well) * M.B.A Graduate of The Ohio State Fisher College of Business with concentrations in Finance and Strategy

$10,000 to $250,000