Invest in RYSE

Invest in RYSE Inc.

The Smart Home company behind RYSE SmartShade & AXIS Gear

RYSE is the IoT company behind RYSE SmartShade, a device that automates window shades already installed in your home. It’s an affordable, patent-protected product that enhances occupant comfort and energy efficiency.

RYSE Inc. is now seeking investors through an online offering of shares in the company.

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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
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Terms of the Offering

Share Price

SHARE PRICE

$7.13

The price per share is $7.13. All figures are in USD unless otherwise stated.

Minimum Investment

MINIMUM INVESTMENT

$499.10

The minimum investment amount is $499.10 or 70 Shares.

Total Funding

FUNDING TARGET

$15 Million

This REG A+ has a maximum of 2,104,718 shares offered, for a raise of $15 million.

Security Type

SECURITY TYPE

Common Shares

Common Shares will be issued in this offering, the same security that our employees own.

Perks

Investments over $2,500 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.

$2,500+
  • 1 SmartShade

Approximate value: $150

$5,000+
  • 1 SmartShade, Battery pack, SmartBridge

Approximate value: $250

$10,000+
  • 2 SmartShades, Battery Pack, SmartBridge

Approximate value: $450

$25,000+
  • 4 SmartShades, Battery Pack, SmartBridge
  • Lifetime discount of 10% off MSRP

Approximate value: $850

$50,000+
  • 10 SmartShades, Battery Pack, SmartBridge
  • Lifetime discount of 15% off MSRP
  • Quarterly Investor Calls

Approximate value: $1,050

$100,000+
  • 20 SmartShades, Battery Pack, SmartBridge
  • Lifetime discount of 20% off MSRP
  • Quarterly Investor Calls
  • Lunch with Founder (US only)

Approximate value: $2,050

Reasons to Invest in RYSE Inc.

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 Products

Our products RYSE SmartShade and AXIS Gear are IoT Devices that enable you to motorize and automate your window shades. We focus on retrofitting your existing shades, making them smart and automated. Several more products are in the pipeline as well.

Powered by our software that leverages AI, sensors and weather data, RYSE intelligently controls your shades to optimize for energy and occupant comfort.

2ND GENERATION

RYSE SmartShade

Second Generation

2ND GENERATION

RYSE SmartShade

RYSE SmartShade is the most affordable motorized shading solution – simply upgrade the window shades you already own and love.

Integrations
Integrations
RYSE SmartShade has integrations with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple HomeKit

1ST GENERATION

AXIS Gear

Create dynamic indoor environments by scheduling when your shades open and close.

Integrations
Integrations
AXIS Gear has integrations with Samsung SmartThings & Control4.

1ST GENERATION

AXIS Gear

First Generation

Our Vision

RYSE will be synonymous with SmartShade

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!

A majority of our sales to-date have been via e-commerce. Given the huge potential market for this product, we will be expanding our sales efforts to commercial properties, as well as ramping up our network of brick-and-mortar retailers. Our product pipeline over the next five years will see us build out retrofit shading solutions for every type of window covering in the market, cementing our position as the undisputed leader in the retrofit shading industry and vastly expanding our client base.

Product Roadmap

Product Roadmap

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

RYSE launched in 2015 and has since established a solid supply chain network and built a strong portfolio of patents (4 issued and 3 pending). RYSE has shipped over 30,000+ devices since 2017, totaling over $4.5 million in sales.

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 including Shawn Dougtery (exit mophiee $100mm) & Anthony Lacavery (exit Wind Mobile $1.2bn)

Accelerator & Incubators
Accelerator & Incubators
RYSE has graduated from prestigious accelerators including OCAD’s Imagination Catalyst, NEXT Founders, Canadian Technology Accelerator, and the Digital Media Zone (DMZ – ranked globally as the #1 university-based incubator in the world by UBI Global).
Retailers
Selling across multiple platforms and online channels for maximum reach

Commercial Traction

ANNEX Hotel (Pilot)
ANNEX Hotel (Pilot)
Eureka Hub (Pilot)
Eureka Hub (Pilot)
The Avery SF (Completed)
The Avery SF (Completed)
Quadreal (Pilot)
Quadreal (Pilot)
Aloette Resturant (Completed)
Aloette Resturant (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.

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

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

STATUS: IN PROGRESS

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

Partner Testimonials

Ryan Killeen
RYAN Killeen
Annex Hotel
Peter Polydor
Peter Polydor
Ergo Properties

Our Investors

Investor Testimonials

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

Updates

  • RYSE Now Accepts Crypto Investments!

    We’re excited to announce that we are now accepting Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, and Litecoin crypto as currency for investments in our Reg A+ campaign

    As you’re probably aware, cryptocurrency is increasingly becoming mainstream and seen as a legitimate payment method, most notably in the eyes of large companies like Tesla.

    As forward-thinkers, and innovators ourselves, we feel it’s vital to adapt to digital transformation and new technologies like crypto, which is why my team and I have been working relentlessly to make Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, and Litecoin a viable payment option. 

    Interested?
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  • Lead Investor Explains Why He Invested In RYSE

    Our Reg A+ campaign is gaining momentum and has garnered the attention of past investors. Some have even been kind enough to leave us a video testimonial on why they invested. 

    We recently met with Jeffrey Potvin, the Founder and General Partner of the Supporters Fund

    With over 20 years of experience in the tech space, Jeffery and his team at the Supporters Fund are selective when it comes to making choice investments. Out of 300 applicable companies they see every month, his team only chooses the top 2%. That’s only one to four companies a month that fit their criteria for growth acceleration and investment. 
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  • Upcoming #PitchItSkiptheLine Event on March 25th!

    Watch the RYSE founder/CEO, Trung Pham, present at the #PitchItSkiptheLine event online this Thursday at 2 pm EST!

    #PitchItSkiptheLine is an exclusive closed pitch event, that includes top Angels and Investors, that has been put together by Open People Network (OPN), the City of Toronto, and StartupHERE Toronto.

    To learn more about this event and register to secure you spot, check out the event page here.

    Trung is looking forward to answering any questions you might have about RYSE and our investment opportunity.
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