Our online equity crowdfunding raise has now been live for over a couple months and we’ve made some great progress thus far. We’re so excited to be building a team of investors and would love for you to join us.
Remember – if you invest more than $2,500, you’ll receive a complimentary SmartShade device when we begin shipping this Summer. And there are even more substantial perks for larger investments that you can learn more about at invest.helloryse.com.
Of course, there are many more reasons to invest in RYSE Inc. beyond receiving great free products, so in this blog post, we’ll dive into my top reasons why you should invest in RYSE, today.
To begin with, let’s look at one of the most important reasons: significant and provable traction to date.
Our company’s success in the smart home industry has been significant. We’ve sold over 30,000 devices of first-generation product, AXIS Gear, and grossed over $4.5 million in revenue.
Looking forward, RYSE SmartShade, our second-generation device, has generated over $185,000 in pre-orders.
In addition to this, we’ve been awarded 4 patents across the world and have another 3 patents pending. This makes RYSE’s unique intellectual property both strong and defensible.
For a more detailed dive into RYSE’s patents, read our article on How RYSE Handles Knock-offs & Patents.
Multiple Markets & Product Applications
As you noticed in the previous section, our company has gained a lot of traction and experienced a lot of growth so far. A lot of this growth has been driven by our focus on the residential market, which is where most of our sales have been to date.
This focus has allowed us to prove that our products are a hit in the residential and consumer space.
However, although for the first part of our company’s life we’ve focused on bringing our SmartShade products to the homes of people around the globe, one of our top priorities is to expand in the commercial real estate market, where we have already been experiencing some major traction:
One of the reasons that we’ve been able to experience so much early success in the commercial market is due to our strong partners and existing relationships.
An Exciting Product Roadmap
Although we’ve experienced a lot of traction since we’ve started, we’re not slowing down on the product and R&D front by any means. Version 2.0 of our SmartShade is well into development and that is truly just the beginning of our product roadmap.
Currently, the RYSE SmartShade is designed to work with any shades with a looped beaded chain. These are generally roller shades and roman shades. Though our second generation is functional, beautiful, and will transform millions of existing shades, we’re not content stopping here.
Our ethos is to continue to innovate and disrupt the smart home industry with forward-thinking products that will make life at home, the office, and hotels comfortable. Each of these different spaces have different types, styles, and sizes of window coverings.
For the next few years, we intend to continue to develop multiple iterations of the RYSE SmartShade so it can adapt to multiple shade, blind, and curtain types.
Here’s what we have planned over the next few years:
Our vision is to OWN the “Smart Shades” space. And to do this, we need to develop a product for every type of window covering out there.
When we came up with the idea behind RYSE SmartShade, we knew that it was an innovative idea that could truly benefit the lives of thousands of people across the globe. However, we also knew that it was important to put the industry at large under a microscope to find out if the idea made business sense.
What we didn’t know was exactly how vast and lucrative the market potential for smart shades was until we took a deep dive into some market research.
I’ve written an entire blog on the topic, The Market Potential of Smart Shades (Part 1), that I highly encourage you to read. But here are some of the highlights:
Become An Investor in RYSE, Inc.
Our vision is to put an RYSE product on every window shade. We want people to think of RYSE when they think of smart shades.
RYSE SmartShade, being an automated solution, just makes life easier – everything is done for you, so you can maintain a comfortable lifestyle. For example, you can have your shades open every morning at 8 AM to help you wake up and allow that morning light to brighten up your morning. Or, if you’re sitting on the sofa for an afternoon movie, you can easily tell Google or Alexa to lower the shades to prevent glare. It just makes life more comfortable and easy.
Investors, join our movement and get involved by investing in RYSE today: