What is Ryze?
Ryze helps people make connections and grow their networks.
You can network to grow your business, build
your career and life, find a job and make sales. Or just
keep in touch with friends.
get a free networking-oriented home page and can send messages
to other members. They can also join special
to their industry, interests or location. More than 1,000
organizations host Networks on Ryze
to help their members interact with each other and grow their
Is this free?
Yes. You can message other members, join networks, view member
home pages and much more for free. We also have a paid service
that lets you do other things like advanced searches for a few
dollars per month, but you can do a lot for free.
Why is it called Ryze?
Because it's about people helping each other 'rise up'
through quality networking.
Where are Ryze members located?
Ryze members are around the world, with more than 500,000 members in more
than 200 countries. When you join, we give
you links to several people in your country
or state to check out.
Who are the people behind Ryze?
Adrian Scott is Ryze's founder. Previously he was
a founding investor in Napster, co-founded a startup called
Applesoup/Flycode, and developed technology for
companies like Charles Schwab and Bank of America.
How did you come up with the idea for Ryze?
Our founder, Adrian, used to hold networking events
in his loft back in San Francisco. He wanted a way for
people to keep in touch outside of the
events and as people moved around the world. He also
wanted to make an easy way for people to remember their
friends' backgrounds. (How often can you remember
what companies a friend used to work for and where they
went to school?) He also wanted to create a way for people to build
their networks across geography.
How do you make money?
Though our basic membership level is free, we offer paid subscriptions
for advanced features like contacting distantly-connected members for a few dollars a month. It's a decent
investment for people building their career or business. We also have
some revenue from events we hold, and advertising.
Can my organization use Ryze to help its members network?
Yes, your organization can set up a
on Ryze to help your
members connect with each other, and also help you recruit new
members and publicize your events.
Are you hiring?
Please check out the Opportunities at Ryze page.