Invest in RYSE

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RYSE is the IoT company that creates smart devices to motorize and automate window shades, regardless of size or weight. Our patented devices can be installed in minutes, controlled via smartphone, smart speakers, and integrates with leading smart home & building platforms, designed to enhance comfort and energy efficiency.

RYSE is raising $15 million by issuing 2,104,718 common shares at a price of $7.13 per share, with a minimum investment of $499.10.

All figures are in USD unless otherwise stated.

Trung Pham
RYSE is offering securities through the use of an Offering Statement that has been qualified by the Securities and Exchange Commission under Tier II of Regulation A. A copy of the Final Offering Circular that forms a part of the Offering Statement may both be obtained here. +See Legal Disclaimer at the bottom of the page

RYSE Is Solving Big Problems

No Retrofits

(1) No Retrofits

PROBLEM: RYSE was born when founder Trung Pham was in the process of designing his apartment; since he didn’t have the budget for smart shades, he opted for manually operated window shades with beaded chains.

The following summer, when the excessive heat caused him to regret his purchase, he learned that once window shades are installed, they can never be automated – that they must be replaced with brand new motorized shades.

SOLUTION: After Googling for a retrofit solution and discovering none, he had his “Eureka” moment.

Expensive

(2) Motorized Shades Are Expensive

PROBLEM: Motorized shades are expensive; brands like Hunter Douglas, Lutron, QMotion, or Somfy cost upwards of $1,000 per window. Smart tinting glass? Companies like View charge $5,000 per 5×9 window! These solutions are traditionally reserved for AAA commercial buildings or ultra-luxury homes – but what about the rest of us?

SOLUTION: RYSE is the most affordable solution to motorize and automate your window shades, with the RYSE SmartShade retailing for only $149, making it an ultra-affordable luxury!

Wasted Energy

(3) Wasted Energy

PROBLEM: Buildings are responsible for 40% of all energy use, yet 30% of this energy wasted – half of this wasted energy is lost through its windows. This becomes a $35 billion annual problem.

SOLUTION: RYSE has intelligent software powered by A.I to automate window shades in response to weather conditions, sensors, and user preferences – this can lead to upwards of a 20% savings in cooling loads, and 24% reduction in lighting energy, reducing overall GHG emissions in buildings and helping us save our planet.


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RYSE Is Solving Big Problems

No Retrofits

(1) No Retrofits

PROBLEM: RYSE was born when founder Trung Pham was in the process of designing his apartment; since he didn’t have the budget for smart shades, he opted for manually operated window shades with beaded chains.

The following summer, when the excessive heat caused him to regret his purchase, he learned that once window shades are installed, they can never be automated – that they must be replaced with brand new motorized shades.

SOLUTION: After Googling for a retrofit solution and discovering none, he had his “Eureka” moment.

Expensive

(2) Motorized Shades Are Expensive

PROBLEM: Motorized shades are expensive; brands like Hunter Douglas, Lutron, QMotion, or Somfy cost upwards of $1,000 per window. Smart tinting glass? Companies like View charge $5,000 per 5×9 window! These solutions are traditionally reserved for AAA commercial buildings or ultra-luxury homes – but what about the rest of us?

SOLUTION: RYSE is the most affordable solution to motorize and automate your window shades, with the RYSE SmartShade retailing for only $149, making it an ultra-affordable luxury!

Wasted Energy

(3) Wasted Energy

PROBLEM: Buildings are responsible for 40% of all energy use, yet 30% of this energy wasted – half of this wasted energy is lost through its windows. This becomes a $35 billion annual problem.

SOLUTION: RYSE has intelligent software powered by A.I to automate window shades in response to weather conditions, sensors, and user preferences – this can lead to upwards of a 20% savings in cooling loads, and 24% reduction in lighting energy, reducing overall GHG emissions in buildings and helping us save our planet.


See How It Works

Reasons to Invest in RYSE

Share Price

$4.5 Million

in lifetime revenue

Demand

With more than $4.5 million in lifetime revenue and over $185K in pre-orders for its second generation device, we have established a clear demand for RYSE SmartShade.

Security Type

4 Patents

Issued & 3 Patents Pending

Traction

RYSE has strong, defensible intellectual property (4 issued patents and 3 pending) filed in the US, Canada, EU, and China.

Minimum Investment

55.6 %

Annual Market Growth

Opportunity

The global Smart Shades market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 56.6% until 2024, within the $158 billion (2018) Smart Home market.

Our Investors

Hear What Our Investors Think About RYSE

Jeffrey Potvin

“The big opportunity with RYSE really drives down to the market opportunity. They really understand this space, and that’s going to allow them to win and allow them to attract a really good suitor.

I really believe that this market is going to grow significantly as the rest of the world starts looking into more around home automation. Think of that time when you wake up, and your blinds start to rise, and you didn’t have to do anything. This is where home automation is going, and what RYSE is going to do with blinds, is what Ecobee did to thermostats.”

– Jeffery Potvin, Supporters Fund – a Venture Capitalist fund that invests from pre-seed to Series A, with a focus on consumer products and deeptech.

Louis Dellosa

“What we liked about RYSE is that it was a technology that was designed and built in such a way that it could easily integrate in many different places with little customization.

The big opportunity we see in the smart building space and RYSE is the data-driven optimization of a home or office building. It’s cumbersome and often impractical to manually adjust energy-saving variables in your building as it’s being optimized by an algorithm. So technologies that enable remote and automatic adjustment are really the key to creating this digital transformation at scale.”

– Louis Dellosa, Cogito Capital – a North American & Asia based private equity fund that focuses on real estate, AI & IoT in the Seed to Series B stages, as well as SPAC opportunities.

Product Roadmap

Our vision is to OWN the “Smart Shade” space. We want RYSE to be synonymous with smart shade — just like what Nest is to the thermostat, Ring is to the doorbell, or Dyson is to the vacuum, we want consumers to think of RYSE when they think of smart shades!

RYSE SmartShade

Second Generation

RYSE SmartShade

The first of many retrofit devices to intelligently automate window blinds & shades, RYSE SmartShade is the most affordable solution to motorize any window shade that has a beaded chain.

SmartShade integrates with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple HomeKit with the RYSE SmartBridge and can be completely wire-free with the RYSE BatteryPack.

Integrations
Integrations

Our Vision

A long-term plan to build a brand encompassing all window covering types

SmartDrapes

SmartDrapes

Expected Launch: Q4-2021
RYSE SmartDrapes will motorize any curtian or drape that runs on a rail or rod. Drapes are most popular in hotels and making a comeback in luxury multi-family apartments.

SmartBlind

SmartBlind

Expected Launch: 2022
RYSE SmartBlinds will tilt and lift Venetian blinds, horizontal blinds, or mini-blinds that have a wand or draw-strings. Blinds are the most common window covering in residential homes.

Cordless

Cordless

Expected Launch: 2022
Cordless blinds and shades was the most popular lift control in 2019 where users can lift or pull-down to open-and-close. This control system will experience large growth in off-the-shelf blinds,and the residential space, due to child safety.

The Market

According to Technavio, the Global Smart Shades Market is expected to grow from $162 million in 2019 to $1.47 billion in 2024, a CAGR of 55.6%. Of this, $247 million will come from new installations, while $1.22 billion will come from retrofits and replacements.

Residential Market
Residential Market
Residential Market
Commercial Market
Offices

780,000

Commercial buildings have Building Automation Systems (BAS)

 

220,000

Commercial buildings have Lighting Automation

Hotels

5 Million

Hotel Rooms
in USA

 

54,000

Hotel Locations
in USA

Our Traction

Lifetime Revenues

$4.5
Million

Exclusively online

Units Sold

30,000+
Devices

Shipped

Government Grant

$3.85
Million CDN

Cleantech Funding

Patents

4
Issued

3 Pending

Award

Motorized Product
of the Year

Mark of Excellence
at CES 2017

Funding

$3.5
Million

from VCs/Angels

Commercial Traction

ANNEX Hotel (Pilot)
ANNEX Hotel (Pilot)
Eureka Hub (Pilot)
Eureka Hub (Pilot)
Quadreal (Pilot)
Quadreal (Pilot)
The Avery SF (Completed)
The Avery SF (Completed)
Aloette Resturant (Completed)
Aloette Resturant (Completed)
ANNEX Hotel (Pilot)
ANNEX Hotel (Pilot)
STATUS: IN PROGRESS

  • 15,000 sq, ft. hotel with 120 windows over 24 rooms
  • Developing 5 hotels across Canada
  • Access to LPs other real state properties

Eureka Hub (Pilot)
Eureka Hub (Pilot)
STATUS: IN PROGRESS

  • Eureka Hub: 4-Floor co-working space with 100 windows
  • Portolio of commercial offices, retail & mixed used properties with a focus on retrofitting older assets, across North America & Europe

Quadreal (Pilot)
Quadreal (Pilot)
STATUS: IN PROGRESS

  • $27.4 billion real estate portfolio spanning 23 cities and 17 countries.
  • Piloting at 199 Bay St. Toronto (Commerce Court West).

The Avery SF (Completed)
The Avery SF (Completed)
STATUS: COMPLETED

In 2019, RYSE partnered with The Avery, a 56-story residential tower in San Francisco, to deploy their first generation SmartShades across 100 units in the building to meet ‘Americans with Disabilities Act’ (ADA) regulations.

Partner Testimonials

Ryan Killeen

“RYSE will allow our guests to enjoy a higher quality of life from the moment they wake up to sunshine in the morning, to when they go to sleep in the privacy of darkness. Our guests will be easily able to control their shades from the comfort of their beds through our iPads while watching Netflix.

We are also a hotel that thinks about the environment and how we can reduce our carbon footprint. That’s why RYSE is a great addition to the annex.”

– Ryan Killeen, Annex Hotel

Peter Polydor

“We’re constantly looking for ways to improve our properties by morphing them into spaces that our companies truly love to experience. By allowing us to convert our normal window shades into automated ones, we can do just that with RYSE.

Features like scheduling, on-device controls and integration with a Building Automation System allow us to modernize our buildings in a way that both our investors, guests, and companies will love. RYSE will help us in our goal to breathe new life into our buildings and its communities.”

– Peter Polydor, Ergo Properties

Our Leadership

A dynamic team of 16 full-time members with a passion for the “Internet-of-Things”

Trung Pham
CEO & Co-Founder
Trung Pham LinkedIn

Former financial advisor and serial entrepreneur

Manu Menon
COO
Manu Menon LinkedIn

Former investment banker (Citi) & private equity associate (Paine & Partners)

Marc Bishara
CTO
Marc Bishara LinkedIn

Expertise in mechatronics engineering, with multiple hardware-focused roles at Canadian tech startups

Alan Cheng
CDO
Alan Cheng LinkedIn

Former UX/UI designer (Corel) with expertise in industrial design

Luiz Márquez
Product Engineer
Luiz Márquez LinkedIn

Former QA for Bombardier, now leads manufacturing for RYSE with China

Jakub Ostapinski
Head of Software
Jakub Ostapinski LinkedIn

Product manager for software at RYSE

Our Advisors

Our strong mentors from hardware, sales and real estate background.

Bruce_Annis
Advisor
Bruce Annis LinkedIn

Sales Director, Cognitive Systems

  • Former Sales Lead of Blackberry, Logitech, Samsung
Tim_Angus
Advisor
Tim Angus LinkedIn

CEO, MMB Networks

  • Founder, MD of Bell Lap Ventures
  • Advisory Board Member, MaRS
Stefan Martinovic
Advisor
Stefan Martinovic LinkedIn

Vice President, Data Partnerships

  • Mentor, TechStars (Proptech)
  • Former VP, Midwood Investment & Development
Stefan Martinovic
Investor & Advisor
Shawn Dougherty LinkedIn

Co-Founder, Mophie

  • Generated $250 Million in revenues, with over 15 million devices sold
  • Sold mophiee for $100 million to Zagg
Derek_Luke
Investor & Advisor
Derek Luke LinkedIn

CEO, InteraXon

  • Raised Series B, $15MM
  • Former COO of SDTC Blackberry, Ideazonm iFire

Perks

Common Investments + Perks

Investments over $1,500 will receive the following perks. All perks will automatically be recorded and assigned to each investor following the close of the round, without any further action required.

$1,500+
  • 1 RYSE

Cash Value: $150

$2,500+
  • 1 RYSE + Battery
  • 1 SmartBridge

Cash Value: $250

$5,000+
  • 2 RYSE + Battery
  • 1 SmartBridge

Cash Value: $450

$10,000+
  • 4 RYSE + Battery
  • 1 SmartBridge
  • 10% Lifetime Discount

Cash Value: $850

$25,000+
  • 10 RYSE + Battery
  • 1 SmartBridge
  • 15% Lifetime Discount
  • Quarterly Calls

Cash Value: $2050

$50,000+
  • 20 RYSE + Battery
  • 1 SmartBridge
  • 20% Lifetime Discount
  • Quarterly Calls
  • Lunch with CEO

Cash Value: $4050

Updates

  • June’s SmartShade Production Update

    Hello again!

    We are now getting to the point in our progress where there will be more photos to share with you than words! Quite a lot is coming together now and pictures do really say a thousand words.

    One of the most exciting updates we have to share with you is that the pilot units have been assembled and are ready for internal testing. Unfortunately for this brave group of units, they are going to be going through hell and back again to make sure that the final shipped product is refined and robust.

     » Read more
  • New Interview With Startup.Info

    I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Startup.Info to talk:

    • Our business throughout the pandemic
    • How RYSE started and where we are going next
    • Any fame after being on Dragon’s Den (Canada’s version of Shark Tank)
    • The Smart Shade industry

    We had the time to touch on a few other points as well, so click here to read the full interview.

    Be sure to view all our previous press mentions by clicking the button below:

    VIEW ALL PRESS

    Until the next update,

    Trung Pham
    Founder | CEO

     » Read more
  • RYSE Mentioned In Entrepreneur + Our New Press Page

    Recently one of our team members, Natacha Rousseau, had an article she wrote on product and equity crowdfunding in Entrepreneur.com

    In the article, she mentions both of our successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign as well as our interesting choice to add cryptocurrency as a form of payment in our current equity crowdfunding raise.

    It’s quite a great read (if we do say so ourselves), so I’d definitely recommend checking it out by clicking right here.

    Lastly, I wanted to mention that we recently launched a dedicated Media & Press page that we will be updating as RYSE continues to make the news.

     » Read more

Read More Updates

Common Investments + Perks

Investments over $1,500 will receive the following perks. All perks will automatically be recorded and assigned to each investor following the close of the round, without any further action required.

$1,500+
  • 1 RYSE

Cash Value: $150

$2,500+
  • 1 RYSE + Battery
  • 1 SmartBridge

Cash Value: $250

$5,000+
  • 2 RYSE + Battery
  • 1 SmartBridge

Cash Value: $450

$10,000+
  • 4 RYSE + Battery
  • 1 SmartBridge
  • 10% Lifetime Discount

Cash Value: $850

$25,000+
  • 10 RYSE + Battery
  • 1 SmartBridge
  • 15% Lifetime Discount
  • Quarterly Calls

Cash Value: $2050

$50,000+
  • 20 RYSE + Battery
  • 1 SmartBridge
  • 20% Lifetime Discount
  • Quarterly Calls
  • Lunch with CEO

Cash Value: $4050