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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%. As the first and most affordable solution to automate your existing window shades, RYSE is offering investors an opportunity to get in on the ground floor in a company combining revolutionary technology with explosive market growth potential.

$4.5 Million

in lifetime revenue

4 Patents

Issued & 3 Patents Pending

55.6 %

Annual Market Growth

Companies Are Betting Billions On The Connected World

The Smart Home industry is expected to grow at an impressive compound annual growth rate of 7.5%, growing from $158 billion in 2018, all the way to $262 billion by 2025. The industry has seen some spectacular exits, with big tech giants acquiring many start-ups resulting in large payouts for investors. Some notable exits include…

A Smart And Affordable Solution For Everyone

A Smart And Affordable
Solution For Everyone

Our goal was to create the most advanced technology to make it affordable and easy to motorize your existing blinds so that more of us could experience the joy of automated lighting control. RYSE SmartShade technology is uniquely positioned in a market that is currently dominated by slow-moving, behemoth window shade companies whose motorized solutions are too expensive for even the largest commercial companies, let alone everyday homeowners.

KEEP THE SHADES YOU LOVE

Save time and money by upgrading the shades you already own

LIFTS ANY SIZE OR WEIGHT

Guaranteed to lift your shades or your money back

SMART VOICE CONTROL

Control your shades using Alexa, Google Home, and Siri + HomeKit via our SmartBridge

AUTOMATE YOUR SCHEDULE

Set schedules and light preferences from the palm of your hand

100% WIRE-FREE

A wirefree motor with a built in, rechargeable lithium-ion battery

SIMPLE DIY INSTALLATION

No complex retrofit kit or handyman required. Install and setup the device in minutes

Award-Winning Technology

Award-Winning Technology

Automated Shades Save Energy

Did you know that automating your shades can save up to 20% in cooling energy and 74% in lighting energy in your home or building?

ONE ~7500 WINDOW BUILDING CAN SAVE ENOUGH ENERGY TO POWER 460 US HOMES ANNUALLY*

42% OF ENERGY USED BY BUILDINGS

Must be net-zero by 2030 (retrofits by 2050)

30% OF ENERGY USED IS WASTED

Huge opportunity for energy conservation

50% OF ENERGY LOST THRU WINDOWS

Responsible for more solar heat gain than any other surface area of the building

20% SAVINGS FROM AUTOMATED SHADES

Automated shades passively cools the building reducing cooling up to 20%

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A $60+ Billion Market Potential For Smart Shades

A $60+ Billion Market Potential For Smart Shades

Market Drivers

The Global Smart Shades market is expected to grow from $162 million in 2019 to $1.47 billion in 2024. Of this, $247 million will come from new installations, while $1.22 billion will come from retrofits and replacements.

Global smart shade devices market

MARKET DRIVERS

  • Safety, Comfort, Convenience: Consumers want products that will result in a greater level of safety and comfort – this is where the smart security systems, doorbells, thermostats, and smart shades come in.
  • Voice Integrations: Consumers want all of their devices to talk with each other. 1/3rd of US Households have a smart speaker like Google Home or Amazon Alexa.
  • Energy Cost: Consumers want to have products that will reduce their energy bills.
  • Adoption by Builders: Builders are increasingly adding smart devices as a standard feature in new homes as a way to maximize revenues and provide value to customers.

Scalable Model Leading to Profit

Once fully scaled, RYSE is projecting to reach break-even within 3 years, and reach $37 million in revenue by 2023.

Smart Home $149 Per Device

RETROFIT

Compatible with any existing shade with beaded chains of cord loops, regardless of size or weight.

AFFORDABILITY

Fraction of the cost of traditional competing solutions, yet extremely lucrative margins (COGS < $50).

ACCESSORIES

Upgrades with a BatteryPack ($50) for a wire-free experience, and a SmartBridge ($50) to allow smart home integration.

Smart Buildings Coming Soon*

ENERGY SAVINGS

Blocks solar heat-gain by lowering shades during hot summer days reducing cooling up to 70% in lighting, and 20% in HVAC/cooling savings.

CONTROLS & SCHEDULE

Landlord and tenant controls with ability for complete over-ride by building automation system or occupants.

DATA & INTEGRATIONS

BAS integrations and data collection to determine optimized shade settings to optimize energy savings & occupant comfort.

*Segment Pricing, with different SaaS fees (as a service contract) depending on asset class or channel (i.e. single-family, multi-family, commercial office, hotels).

RYSE SmartShade Is Just The Beginning

SmartShades
2020

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.

SmartDrapes
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.

SmartBlinds
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
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.

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Market Success

We’ve Got Traction

RYSE has a solid track record that goes beyond a vision and a roadmap. Our product has already been established and proven to be a successful business within the smart home industry.

$4.5 Million USD
Lifetime Revenue
35,000+ Devices
Sold and Shipped
$4 Million CAD
CleanTech Grant
CES Award
Motorized Product of the Year
Global Patents
4 Granted, 3 Pending
Dragons Den Pitch
Canadian “Shark Tank”


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Disclaimer: AXIS is our 1st-generation device; the company rebranded to RYSE in 2020

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.

Get In Early – Reasons To Invest In RYSE

Growing Market
Growing Market
56% compound annual growth rate of Smart Shade category within the $158 billion Smart Home market.
Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property
4 Issued Patents, 3 Pending, with successful Amazon Court Judgement win able to eliminate knock-offs.
Strong Revenues
Strong Revenues
$4.5 million in lifetime revenues launching 1st-generation device, over 35,000 devices shipped to date.
Potential Exits
Potential Exits
Numerous potential acquirers in the Automated Shades and Smart Home industry, including Google and Amazon.

Perks & Rewards

We want our investors to have access to the amazing technology found in RYSE SmartShades. 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.

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Lead Investors

We’re honoured to have experienced and knowledgeable investors helping us financially and strategically support our technology’s impact, paving the way for RYSE across the globe to achieve intelligent smart home automation.

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“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.

“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.

Leadership Team

Meet the People Behind the Product

RYSE is comprised of industry veterans with track records of success in their domains of expertise.

Trung Pham
CEO & CO-FOUNDER
Trung Pham 

Former financial advisor and serial entrepreneur

Manu Menon
COO
Manu Menon

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

Marc Bishara
CTO
Marc Bishara

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

Alan Cheng
CDO
Alan Cheng

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

Luiz Marquez
PRODUCT ENGINEER
Luiz Márquez

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

Jakub Ostapinski
HEAD OF SOFTWARE
Jakub Ostapinski

Product manager for software at RYSE

Business Advisors

Guided by Industry Veterans

Bruce_Annis
ADVISOR
Bruce Annis

Sales Director, Cognitive Systems
Former Sales Lead of Blackberry, Logitech, Samsung

Tim_Angus
ADVISOR
Tim Angus

CEO, MMB Networks
Founder, MD of Bell Lap Ventures
Advisory Board Member, MaRS

Stefan Martinovic
ADVISOR
Stefan Martinovic

Vice President, Data Partnerships
Mentor, TechStars (Proptech)
Former VP, Midwood Investment & Development

Shawn_Dougherty
INVESTOR & ADVISOR
Shawn Dougherty

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

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

Live Investors Webinar With Q&A

Trung Pham
CEO & CO-FOUNDER
Trung Pham

Live Investors Webinar With Q&A

Join the CEO and founder, Trung Pham, for a presentation on RYSE SmartShade and its vision to create a multi-billion-dollar company in the global smart home industry. With four awarded patents, RYSE is a tech company creating affordable devices to intelligently automate window blinds and shades. During this webinar, you will hear about the company’s unique investment opportunity and ground-breaking autonomous solution that has led to over 30,000 units sold and $4.5 million in revenue.

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Common Investments + 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.

$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