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Investor FAQ

I just signed up as an Investor but am I registered?

If you are having any problems. Simply send an email through our CONTACT US online email form to let us know. Clearly identify your full name, network and explain that you are having an "Investor Registration Problem".

Who are the Entrepreneurs?

Existing South Central USA (small to medium size) business owners as well as start-ups involved in a diverse range of businesses. Opportunities presented here include everything from manufacturing companies to real estate opportunities and everything in between. Generally, these entrepreneurs have exhausted traditional lending sources and their own private equity sources and must look for ways to bring in outside sources of capital for growth (i.e.angel investors). They are often too small to be eligible for venture capital funding and/or have business models that don't interest traditional bankers. Many of the entrepreneurs found here are proficient in their particular field of expertise but may be more inexperienced in the realm of finance so an extra dose of patience and understanding may be required.

Who is the Texas Investment Network?

The Texas Investment Network is the South Central USA's premiere matching service for entrepreneurs (looking for growth capital) and angel investors (looking for investments). Created by a committed group of professionals formerly involved in business acquisition consulting, information technology and various start-ups, the creative concept and foundation of this network was developed to take South Central USA businesses to the next level. The Texas Investment Network is continually growing, developing and updating it’s database of qualified angel investors.

How much can I expect to make for a return on my investment?

This is very dependent on the situation, size of investment, size of company, industry trends, etc. However, it is estimated that many angel investment returns in Texas small businesses and start-ups have been in the range of 20-40% return on investment (ROI). Some prove to be less but they are sometimes much, much more.

How is this different from venture capital funding?

Generally, angel investors do not invest in deals greater than $1 million whereas venture capital firms typically are not looking at deals under this amount. As an angel, you make your own decisions as opposed to a board or group of people representing investors that have pooled their money. Entrepreneurs often expect that you may be more involved in the business and may provide assistance in ways that venture capital firms do not. You also do not typically own as large a stake in the company as a venture capital firm would. Another benefit of being an angel investor is the reception of certain tax incentives for investing in American small businesses.

How does this service work?

As an angel investor, you first register as a member on the site for no fee and identify your basic investment preferences. Entrepreneurs continually submit their investment opportunities, each of which are filtered for review based on your pre-selected criteria. At the time of registration, the summaries of all relevant existing opportunities are e-mailed to you immediately. This could number in the hundreds or be much fewer, depending on how wide you set your selection preferences. Each email includes a link to our website that allows you to view further details of any opportunity that interests you and to initiate contact with the corresponding entrepeneur if you choose to do so. If the entrepreneur subsequently chooses to respond, you will be notified via your preferred contact method (email, phone etc.). At that point, you can then decide whether you wish to review the entire business plan and possibly even initiate the process of investing in the business. All ongoing new opportunities are made available to you using the same methodology as soon as they are created for as long as you maintain your membership with us. Our website also includes your own investor section which keeps track of all your own opportunities in an orderly, convenient fashion. It is strictly a matching service that offers quality opportunities to investors submitted by serious entrepreneurs.

What are the costs?

The Texas Investment Network will not be initially charging any fees to accredited angel investors to use this service. There are no hidden or additional charges of any sort. The entrepreneurs are charged a one-time fee to receive interested contact information from angel investors.

How is my privacy protected?

The site was developed using proprietary database management tools and a secure server is used to assure that no one has access to your business or personal information. Your information is not offered to any third party for other purposes and the information you enter into the website is guaranteed to be kept confidential and private.

Why should I register to receive investment proposal summaries?

Angel investors are the logical source to provide growth capital to small business. With over $40 billion invested annually in the US and growing all the time, the main obstacle is locating and identifying quality deals. The poorly performing stock markets, along with the growing resistance of investors to invest in companies they know little about, fuels the need for an alternative. The Texas Investment Network allows an angel investor to view many opportunities with the option to choose one that is a proper fit.

What are the favorable tax treatments in angel investing?

Yes. Angel investing in small business opportunities are many. One such one is if any losses realized resulting from investments in startup companies that fall under Internal Revenue Code, Section 1244 (which defines "qualified small business tax treatment") are deductible against ordinary income taxes. One-half of any gains realized from investing in "qualified small businesses", under section 1202 of the IRS code, if held for a specific period of time, can be excluded from capital gains tax. Regardless of the holding period, any gains realized from a Section 1202 "qualified small business", qualifies for a 1045, tax free exchange into a new "qualified small business". (See your accountant for specific details.) For further details on Angel Investing guidelines, please refer to Internal Revenue Service or Securities And Exchange Commission

How do I get started?

Simply enter the “Angel Investor” area and complete the basic registration steps. Once you press the submit button, you will have initiated the process that our unique software goes through to ensure that the best matches are made especially for you.

I have other questions, who do I contact?

Contact us by email: admin@texasinvestmentnetwork.com

Featured Proposals

Popular indoor playground seeking capital to build our own place

We operate an indoor playground business which is very popular, but the rent is very expensive. We want to build up our own place, pay mortgage, and become more profitable and own the property

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$3,000,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$500,000

The O&G Hub, LLC

An oil and gas company focused on buying mineral rights. Leasing mineral rights and or property to oil and gas companies for further development of these same minerals.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$1,000,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$150,000


Exciting Software-as-a-Service Opportunity in a $5B Market

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) IT Business/Financial Management solution that serves a $5B market landscape.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$487,500

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$70,000

Investments in Proven Oil and Gas Assets - Top Tier MBA Fund Manager

Acquisition Fund invests in under-valued working interests in proved, developed and oil producing assets in the continental US. We focus on $0-5M deal sizes and seek a 2-3X ROI in 3-5 years w/o reliance on commodity price appreciation.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$10,000,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$100,000


Oil and gas lease acquisition

To be able to buy lease with little production and to re work other existing wells at a fraction of a cost and invest some capital and increase production .

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$300,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$20,000

Motion Picture Feature Film

Out of the veins of URBAN COWBOY, DAYS OF THUNDER and 8 SECONDS comes TEXAS HONKY TONK NITES. A heart stopping action film, from opening credits, to the checkered flag.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$5,000,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$250,000


North Austin Math and Science Tutoring Center

Unique private tutoring business tailored to individual learners, from experienced educators with existing student base in the North Austin area. The intent is to use new technologies to streamline customer experience and maximize profit.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$105,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$10,500

Perfect fit for the serious investor. The Original ConeChips Co.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. A ground floor business with unique first of its kind products. Including the first flavored ice cream cones / dual flavored ice cream cones (peaches & cream) and the worlds first ConeChips.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$1,800,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$50,000


Plumbing business owner seeking majority share investor: $250K for quick growth & returns

Majority equity for an investor to leverage my license as a strategic start-up partner for a Plumbing Service Company & new construction plumbing business. Minority shared equity being requested.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$500,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$250,000

High Profit, Proven And Emerging Energy Tech Services Company

Save 20-50% energy commercial/industrial clients. Ashrae award winning engineering support. Qualifying clients - 0 down immediate cost reductions. Proven marketing team. Ground floor opportunity - emerging technologies. IPO potentials!

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$300,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$25,000

Hotel/Marina/Resort across City owned Convention Center Property

Home Sales up 46% over last year. Only 45 minutes from downtown Dallas. This is currently DFWs newest expansion area.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$1,500,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$750,000

Caritas Fundraising Solutions, Corporate Snapshot

A "Feel Good" company providing a fully integrated software platform empowering non-profit organizations to quickly and easily: 1) Reach more people 2) Raise significantly more funds 3) Operate more efficiently **Now Pursuing Franchise Expansion**

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$250,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$125,000


Unique, stylish Eco-Friendly Invention Ready for Production

The ZerOasis brand (TM) innovates uniquely functional decor products that recycle small amounts of daily consumer water waste for self-sustaining mini gardens. My inaugural invention has been accepted by the TALA & awarded pro bono patent services.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$20,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$1,000


Fully Immersive Virtual Reality Entertainment Facility.

Invest in the newest immersive experience virtual reality has to offer by joining us in opening a virtual reality entertainment facility. Become a front-runner in the rapidly expanding virtual reality market.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$1,000,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$50,000


Gymkoi - a social fitness platform for fitness professionals and enthusiasts

Former professional baseball player with ground-breaking and disruptive innovative platform. Gymkoi is revolutionizing the way tech and fitness work with our millennial generation and recognizing the shift of what is about to happen in fitness.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$500,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$50,000


Disposal Well Owner and Water Treatment Company Growing with Cash Flowing Acquisitions

Oil services company and disposal well owner seeking growth capital for acquisitions of cash flowing disposal wells and incorporate an eco friendly approach to the business. New approach enhances revenue to the existing assets.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$5,000,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$100,000

Protecting Texas Water by Recycling Oil and Gas Waste Water

CWS specializes in the development and supply of the most unique mobile water treatment solution available today. Our water treatment solution recycles any type of water and uses absolutely zero chemicals.

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$250,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$50,000


Recreation and Receptions - Two Sisters Venue

16 acres of land located in Round Rock with large facility on the water. Two Sisters Venue wants to provide a fun, relaxing atmosphere for those who enjoy outdoor recreation or wanting to have a reception indoor/outdoor worry free!

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$200,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$50,000


Hotel Retail Office Mixed-use Land Development

1 year investment turnaround,44% return. Remarkable 12 acre location in Lakeside DFW (south Flower Mound).134 key Upscale Hotel located 6 miles & 2 green lights from DFW Airport, building pads pre-sold. Pre-approval, site plans, architecture complete

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$3,500,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$100,000

Residential water front development and full service marina and drystack boat storage

Go to the website and read for yourself. www.marinadelmar-poc.com

AMOUNT REQUESTED
$15,000,000

MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$100,000