As you’re probably aware, we are currently seeking investors through our online equity crowdfunding campaign. What you probably don’t know is that we already have a pretty substantial team of institutional and angel investors. This team from around the globe has helped our company get to the point it has today.
I wanted to take a moment to profile our most significant investors to-date:
Let’s take a look into each of our investors in more detail.
The Supporters Fund is a community of angel and accredited investors who help accelerate the growth of promising early-stage companies like RYSE.
Jeffrey Potvin is the Founder and General Partner of the Supporters Fund and has over 20 years of experience in the tech space. Out of the 300 companies that apply every month, his team chooses only the top 2%, which fit their criteria for growth acceleration and investment.
Cogito Capital is a private equity and VC firm that invests in exciting tech startups like RYSE. Founded in 2018, Cogito seeks to bring growth opportunities to startups that use technology to reinvigorate mature industries such as the window shade industry.
The Angel One Investor Network is a member-based not-for-profit organization of high net worth investors across the Greater Toronto Area in Canada. With only 20 to 30 companies presented to the company each year, competition is fierce.
Elemental is an early-stage venture group that focuses on seed investments. With typical investments ranging from $25,000 to $100,000, Elemental looks for promising founders and businesses like RYSE to invest in.
EXOIO is a group of technology advisors focused on mobile products and technology. EXOIO was founded by Shawn Dougherty, who also founded mophie (the leader in portable power banks that sold to Zagg for $100mm USD). Shawn is in fact on the RYSE advisory board.
Gloabalive is an investment firm and startup studio. Founded by Anthony Lacavera (founder of Wind Mobile, exited for $1.6 billion CAD), Globalive’s partners and team have a combined 100 years of experience. With a focus on investing and building companies that are committed to transforming industries, RYSE is perfectly at home at Globalive.
Good News Ventures is an investment firm that focuses on investing in early stage technology companies. Good News Ventures was an early investor in RYSE.
NorthSpring Capital Partners is an investment firm that focuses on investing in passionate entrepreneurs and companies that develop unique intellectual property. It is no wonder that NorthSpring wanted to invest in RYSE and our unique take on window shade motorization.
York Angels is one of the largest and most active angel investing groups in Canada having invested in over 250 startups. York Angels focuses on investing in industries like IoT, CleanTech and FinTech.
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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: