Invest In RYSE

Invest in RYSE Inc.

RYSE is the IoT company at the forefront of the automated/motorized window shade industry. It is by far the most affordable solution ($149 USD) in a very expensive market (upwards of $1,000 per window).

RYSE is now seeking investors through an online equity crowdfunding raise. It is raising $15 million by issuing 2,104,718 common shares at a price of $7.13 per share.

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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

RYSE Is Solving Big Problems

Expensive

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!


See How It Works

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.

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

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!

Sold Over 35,000 Devices to Residential & Commercial Clients Worldwide.

Play ANNEX Hotel (Pilot)
ANNEX Hotel (Pilot)
Play Eureka Hub (Pilot)
Eureka Hub (Pilot)
Play The Avery SF (Completed)
The Avery SF (Completed)
Quadreal (Pilot)
Quadreal (Pilot)
Play ANNEX Hotel (Pilot)
ANNEX Hotel (Pilot)

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

Play Eureka Hub (Pilot)
Eureka Hub (Pilot)

  • 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

Play The Avery SF (Completed)
The Avery SF (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.

Quadreal (Pilot)
Quadreal (Pilot)

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

Our Investors

Our Investors

We’ve raised funding from amazing investors, including Shawn Doughtery (EXOIO) who co-founded mophiee (the inventor of the smartphone battery cases) that sold to Zagg for over $100 million, Anthony Lacavery (Globalive), who founded Wind Mobile that sold to Shaw for $1.16 billion, and Venture Capitalist globally.

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.”

– Jeffery Potvin, Supporters Fund

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.”

– Louis Dellosa, Cogito Capital

Dragons’ Den

In 2018, RYSE successfully pitched its 1st-generation SmartShade, AXIS, on Dragons’ Den® (the Canadian Shark Tank). Watch the pitch! 🐉🐉

Shark Tank's Daymond John

Shark Tank’s Daymond John endorsed RYSE as an investment opportunity for his community on Angels & Entpreneurs – watch the interview!

Led by an Experienced Executive Team

Trung Pham | Founder & CEO | LinkedIn

Successfully pitched on Dragons Den (Canadian version of Shark Tank). Completed all 3 levels of Chartered Financial Anlayst exams within 18 months. Responsible for raising over $5 million in funding for the company.

Marc Bishara | Chief Technology Officer | LinkedIn

Designed a bluetooth wearable device called “Glance” – an application that tracks the orientation and displacement of Glance in 3D space. Led the development of AXIS, our 1st-gen device, and took product from concept to market.

Adam Bjokr | Director of Sales | LinkedIn

Over 16 years of Sales Management experience with developers, integrators, property managers, and installers. Former regional Sales Manager for Spring Windows Fashions, 2nd largest global window covering fabricator, with significant experience selling motorized shades.

Charleston Cheng | Manufacturing Manager | LinkedIn

Based in China, with over 15 years experience in manufacturing and quality control. Oversees all procurement and production for RYSE. Former manufacturing and quality engineer manager for FoxConn, overseeing production for Dell, Apple, GoPro, and Motorola.

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Updates

  • Recent RYSE Interviews & Independent Product Review

    I’m happy to announce that I was recently interviewed by Benzinga – the well-known provider of financial news – and presented our investment proposition to their followers. You can watch a recording of the interview below:

    Here is another interview with Benzinga from back in October where I provide some background on how we got started and address some key questions that investors often ask.

    Additionally, our RYSE SmartShade was recently reviewed by Ausdroid, Australia’s award-winning independent media outlet covering all things mobile and personal technology. The reviewer brought up a great question I often receive from investors: why isn’t the RYSE SmartShade compatible with the Zigbee protocol often used for smart-home devices?

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  • RYSE SmartShade Launch – Initial Response

    As you know, we recently launched our second generation device, the RYSE SmartShade. The product offers significant improvements over our first generation SmartShade and the press has taken notice.

    Digital Trends and Gadget Voize recently featured articles explaining the simplicity, usefulness and affordability of the RYSE SmartShade –  the advantages of purchasing a retro-fit device as opposed to the existing solutions on the market!

    HiddenWires – an essential source of information for custom installers and residential technology suppliers – also reported that we have already sold 2,000 units and are preparing for international shipment in 2022.

     » Read more
  • RYSE Mentioned by Business Insider!

    Business Insider recently published an article on Daniel Chan, a ‘magician’ investor that has recently joined RYSE.

    Daniel is a successful investor and big proponent of Warren Buffet’s tried and true method of buying what you know, and his portfolio reflects that. He has earned a 258% return over the last five years –outperforming the S&P 500 by more than 100%. What’s even more astonishing, is that Daniel’s full-time job is being a magician who performs for many of the companies that he invests in!

    More recently he’s invested in a series of companies on WeFunder and StartEngine, one of them being RYSE.

     » Read more

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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

Cash Value: $2050

$50,000+
  • 20 RYSE + Battery
  • 1 SmartBridge
  • 20% Lifetime Discount

Cash Value: $4050