RYSE At The MoneyShow Virtual Expo

I recently had the amazing opportunity to speak at the MoneyShow Virtual Expo, presenting alongside 60+ of the most renowned financial and business experts who will be sharing actionable strategies and education that you can apply to your portfolio immediately. 

You can watch a replay of the webinar right here: https://vimeo.com/574591544

In my presentation, From Smart to Sustainable: How RYSE is Disrupting a $158B Market, I shared our traction and accomplishments to date, our plans for further growth, and reasons why RYSE is an incredible investment opportunity in a fast-growing market. 

Until the next update,

Trung Pham
Founder | CEO

Our Canadian Campaign Is Live Again!

We’re very excited to let you know that our equity crowdfunding campaign is once again live in Canada.

For those of you in Canada that have been waiting for our raise to be back online, you can now go to frontfundr.com/ryse and join us as an early investor.

We’ll be sharing more details on our raise, company, and future plans for growth in the coming weeks and months, but feel free to learn more by clicking the link below.

Click here to visit our Canadian campaign.

Until the next update,

Trung Pham
Founder | CEO

My Profile & Interview Featured On Coruzant

Just a few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of having a feature profile and interview published on Coruzant.

If you aren’t yet familiar, Coruzant Technologies is the largest digital publication on emerging technologies and trends.

Have a look a my feature and interview by clicking right here.

Want more?

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

Until the next update,

Trung Pham
Founder | CEO

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:

Until the next update,

Trung Pham
Founder | CEO

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.

View all our previous press mentions by clicking the button below:

Until the next update,

Trung Pham
Founder | CEO

RYSE Is 1 of 7 InvestorPlace’s “Equity Crowdfunding Offerings Worth Your Investment ASAP”

InvestorPlace is a website that focuses on providing millions of its investor readers with insightful articles, free stock picks, and stock market news.

One of those insightful articles is a recent one they published titled 7 Equity Crowdfunding Offerings Worth Your Investment ASAP.

I’m incredibly honored to be able to say that RYSE was included in that article.

“…experts in the field believe that the smart shades product category has double-digit compound annual growth rate potential. If so, RYSE may make for an excellent takeover target by some of the automated services’ biggest names.”


To check out the full article, simply click right here.

Until the next update,

Trung Pham
Founder | CEO

RYSE on StartupWire: RYSing Above The Competition

I recently had the chance to join Chris Graebe from StartupWire to discuss all things RYSE and our current equity crowdfunding raise.

StartupWire is a first of it’s kind Angel Investing Community that provides free information and interviews from the world of Angel Investing.

Chris from StartupWire is uniquely positioned to ask founders like me the questions that investors like you want to know and hear, because he is actually an entrepreneur himself.

Check out the full discussion below:

I hope you enjoy watching and, as always, if you’d like to experience one of my pitches live and get to participate in the Q&A afterward, sign up for one of our upcoming webinars today.

Until the next update,

Trung Pham
Founder | CEO

Check Out My Pitch From The Pitch Perfect Event

A few weeks ago I participated in FrontFundr’s Pitch Perfect event, to pitch RYSE to interested investors.

The event was very successful, and I got the chance to speak to specific investor questions including market drivers, features, new versions, competitors, patents, and more. 

In FrontFunder’s words, “It seems like all the conditions are right in terms of technological advances, regulations, and consumer demand for RYSE.” 

If you’re interested in learning more and listening to my pitch, then click play below! 👇

I went first, so you won’t need to scrub through the video to find my pitch.

Also, if you’d like to experience one of my pitches live and get to participate in the Q&A afterward, sign up for one of our upcoming webinars today.

Until the next update,

Trung Pham
Founder | CEO

Our Valuation & Comparisons in the Smart Home Industry

We’ve received a lot of questions about our equity crowdfunding campaign, which has been live now for a couple months. A lot of these questions have centered around our valuation, so I wanted to put together a blog post where I can take some time to do a deep dive.

The global Smart Home industry totaled $158 billion in 2018, and is expected to grow to $262.6 billion by 2025. Our segment of the smart home industry is still in its infancy. The smart shade market totaled $162 million in 2019 but is projected to grow to nearly $1.5 billion by 2024.

Over the last decade or so, numerous smart home startups have raised significant capital in their Series A phase:

During their financing rounds, these companies’ valuations were projected anywhere from the tens of millions to the billions:

And as the smart home industry has matured, the market has seen some really big exits, with numerous acquisitions by giant tech companies. Assay Abloy acquired August Lock. Google acquired DropCam for $550 million and Nest for a whopping $3.2 billion. And Amazon has been on a tear lately, having acquired Blink for $90 million, and more recently Ring for $1.2 billion.

We’ve raised over $4.5 million in financing to date from some really great investors. While we’re raising capital through ordinary investors like yourself, we’ll also continue to collaborate with the VC funds, incubators, tech accelerators, and angels that will help provide the resources and advisory services we’ll need to continually level up as a business.

We’re so excited to be building a team of investors and we want you to take part. Remember – if you invest more than $2,500, you’ll receive a complimentary SmartShade. And there are of course more substantial product perks for larger investments.

RYSE Featured on The Mapable Podcast

Want to learn more about RYSE, our raise, and equity crowdfunding in general?

I recently sat down with Mapable to give them a step-by-step primer on how we launched our Regulation A+ campaign.

The Mapable podcast has extensive thought leadership in crowdfunding, disruptive technologies, investing, and more. 

This is why I was so excited to be invited to speak about equity crowdfunding, all things IoT, smart home devices, and RYSE with their hosts a few weeks ago. 

Check out the podcast episode and blog post here.

The episode just aired, and I hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed the discussion.

Want to join RYSE as an investor?

Head to our raise page and download our pitch deck.