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Ryze CEO, Adrian Scott, Ph.D.
Founding Investor, Napster


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Ryze CEO in Book

Ryze CEO Adrian Scott is featured in Chris Taylor's new book: Passing It On: Life Lessons of 130 Great American Leaders


Newsday

Since most of Keshia L. Richmond's work is done virtually, she was glad to have a place beyond her Web site where "people can see and know me." The founder and president of Richmond Technology Solutions in Deer Park says that through Ryze, she's been able to connect to people she's read about in the local press but has had little opportunity to meet in person. Since November, Richmond, 30, has gotten three new clients, but that's not from asking for business. It's from helping out those on her friends' list when they've needed tech advice. That way, she says, you become known as the "go-to person" when business opportunities do arise.

-- Patricia Kitchen, writing in Newsday


Newsday

The ease of use aided Doug Stone and Jane Roy late last year. Stone, chief executive of Abstract Edge, a Manhattan-based Web consulting and marketing firm, had just joined Ryze two weeks before his vice president of marketing resigned. "That put me in a panic mode," he says, as that person had been managing key accounts.

Yet, as his is a small firm, he was reluctant to call headhunters because "every nickel counts." So he headed to Ryze, "spinning the data" to seek candidates with the right expertise. He found six possibilities. One was Roy, who wasn't even job hunting.

-- Patricia Kitchen, writing in Newsday


Small Business Computing

Take for instance Ryze, a hotbed of online networking. Members can post their profiles, bios and photos. The site is divided into special-interest "tribes" that cover "almost every possible subject in the universe," said Eileen Parzek, owner of SoHo IT Goes! marketing design and an expert in online networking.

"You can create this long list of interests, and if somebody else has that same interest they can send you a message on your guest book," she explained. From there people get to talking and, in many instances, new business relationships arise.

-- Adam Stone, writing in Small Business Computing,


Forbes

Adrian Scott, founder and chief executive of business networking site Ryze, said his 3-year-old company started turning a profit last year -- without venture backing.

Ryze charges $9.95 a month for a gold membership that gives users advanced search capabilities and allows them to set up groups that are focused on industries or geographic areas.

"We have proven that it is possible to build a profitable company in this space. Most other companies haven't even tried or focused on revenue," Scott said.

-- Lisa Baertlin, writing in Forbes,


New York Times

The prospects of social networking sites that focus on business-oriented users look more promising, analysts say. When these companies start charging fees later this year, they expect business users to spend more freely, partly because they may be able to expense the cost or write it off on taxes. That is one reason at least one business-oriented networking site, Ryze.com, has already reached profitability, according to Adrian Scott, its chief executive.

"We've proven there's a business model that's profitable," Mr. Scott said. He contended that Ryze, which has operated for less than three years and is privately held, is "quite solidly cash flow positive."

Ryze's chief mission is to connect its 120,000 registered users for business reasons.

-- Bob Tedeschi, writing in The New York Times,


Seattle Times

Before creating their companies, they all spent time at Ryze.com, a San Francisco networking site that provided inspiration for their later endeavors.

Ryze users organize themselves by interests, location and current and past employers. Most pay nothing, though premium subscribers can search for other users more easily. Largely funded by Ryze founder and private investor Adrian Scott, the site has grown to 80,000 users and — unlike its successors — turns a profit.

-- Joseph Menn, writing in The Seattle Times,

Boston Globe

''If there's someone with whom I have common business interests, I add them to my list of friends, and then a link to their page appears on my page,'' explains Kaup's friend Anne Fitzpatrick, executive director of the Boston-based Rock & Roll Library and a Ryze user. ''If I meet someone in the music business, I can go through their friend list, and there's a likelihood that some of those people will have the same business interests as I do.''

-- Etelka Lehoczky, writing in The Boston Globe,


Denver Business Journal

The largest and most active site is Ryze.com, founded in 2001 and operating with 80,000 members. The site, which initially focused on the high-tech community, now appeals to CEOs, entrepreneurs and home-based businesses.

For the average small business lacking access to an established base of leads and prospects or the financial wherewithal to establish one, online networking provides access to a cornucopia of opportunity. Notes Barry Brager, President of Perception Partners, an intellectual property licensing and marketing firm, and member of the Ryze network, "It makes it easy to meet friends and friends of friends from all over the world. There's an excellent profile feature that lets me search for contacts by location or expertise, or even those who had the same former employer. It's an efficient and effective way to use the Web to expand my global network and discover the interests of others."

-- Alf Nucifora, writing in the Denver Business Journal,


Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Ryze membership has helped Kamisugi professionally in generating leads for potential clients.

"I will see a CEO or a VP of a company that has an interesting product or service and I'll leave them a private message just to say, 'Hey I think it's great. Just to let you know, I do public relations.' Then, what happens is that person, before getting back to me, can go to my page to get a feel for who I am and if they like that and are interested in whatever I'm offering, they reply back to me," Kamisugi said.

He finds it is also a valuable tool for staying in touch with friends.

-- Erika Engle, writing for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin,


USA Today

Ryze was launched in 2001 by Adrian Scott, an early investor in file-sharing site Napster. Ryze users create individual personality profiles for free on the company's site. It makes money by charging $9.95 a month for advanced searches.

Scott Stratten, a marketing consultant in Toronto, joined Ryze in June. He built a network of 470 others interested in marketing. Surfing through that network, he started e-mailing others with similar interests. Over five months, he landed 10 clients, doubling his customer list.

-- Jim Hopkins, writing for USA Today,


Business 2.0

The model for these new offerings appears to be Ryze, the "business networking" site that seems to be about more than just business networking. Ryze members build a page about themselves, at the top of which they list what they "have" and what they "want."

-- Jimmy Guterman, writing for Business 2.0,


Forbes

It's all about the bulletin boards. Join discussions by geography (1,146 members in New York when we visited) or professional identity, like venture capital and private equity, entrepreneurs and businesswomen. Or bond over subjects like Bay Area hiking, the lindy hop and gastronome. Some outside organizations, like the Korean American Society of Entrepreneurs, also host Ryze groups.

-- Forbes,


Darwin Magazine

The availability of low-cost, high bandwidth tools like blogs or systems like Ryze, when coupled with the critical mass of millions of self-motivated, gregarious and eager users of the Internet, means social software is certain to make it onto "the next big thing" list. Investment groups are eager to find a successful business model in social software, and I am certain that there are many to be discovered in each of the three key areas that define social software.

-- Stowe Boyd, writing for Darwin Magazine,


TechTV

Independent workhorses have a hard time getting business. Sure, you can network with people you know and make connections with former co-workers, but today I'll show you a new way to get the networking ball rolling.

Ryze is a virtual business community where you can talk about your ideas and build relationships.

-- Cat Schwartz, reporting for TechTV,


New York Times Magazine

One night recently, Lou attended a monthly mixer sponsored by an online networking group called Ryze.com. Pronounced ''rise,'' the group describes its mission as ''helping each other 'rise up.'''

-- Jonathan Mahler, writing for The New York Times,


Frankfurter Rundschau

Seine Lektion bei Napster hat schließlich auch Adrian Scott gelernt. Scott war einer von Napsters ersten Investoren. Heute ist er Chef der Business-Plattform Ryze.com, die es Geschäftsleuten weltweit ermöglicht, unkompliziert Kontakte im Netz zu knüpfen.

-- Janko Rottgers, writing for the Frankfurter Rundschau,


New York Times

At Ryze.com, a networking group, members get a free profile page where they list their vitals, favorite quotations, hobbies, previous jobs and future career interests. Then they can contact one another by sending private messages or by leaving notes in a guest book area on each page.

-- Abby Ellin, writing for The New York Times,


NY Newsday

Vincent Lai carries things a step further than just showing up ahead of the crowd. This former business analyst, who has studied computer programming and is now considering a writing career, attends Pink Slip Parties as well as events sponsored by Ryze.com, a business networking community. But the latter publishes the guest list on its Web site ahead of time, and Lai has been known to start an online conversation with somebody on the list - and suggest they continue face-to-face at the event.

-- Patricia Kitchen, writing for NY Newsday,


entrepreneurs.about.com

SA: So you see both the face-to-face and the online networking as critical to an entrepreneur's success?

GC: I'd say that they're different means to the same end. Face-to-face gives you the in-depth personal experience of networking. It's about making a connection with people, which is best done in person. On-line gives you breadth and searchability. For example, I can find people on Ryze that have an interest in ASP (the searchability), from a pool of thousands of people (the depth). Try doing that in a crowded room of people at a networking party! On-line also allows you to cross the time/distance barrier we alluded to earlier. I can now network with people in Australia just as easily as with someone in Astoria (which is just a few miles away from Manhattan). Ultimately, you're trying to find peole with whom you can together provide more value than you might individually. That's one of the future goals of KASE is to expand our network and allow our members to achieve this kind of "flow" and connectedness.

SA: I've really been impressed by Ryze.

GC: Yes, me, too. It provides an amazing environment for creating those "weak ties" - loose connections that are not as strong as face-to-face relationships, but that could definitely lead to such.

SA: I suppose all online communities do that, but with Ryze expressly focused on business networking, you obviously get a whole different quality of members. Actually, those loose ties are more often where business leads and job opportunities come from than the close connections are, oddly enough.

GC: Because (1) they're new connections, and (2) they're broader than the close connections you currently have. I think it's in the periphery/edge that a lot of interesting stuff happens. The people who use Ryze tend to be a pre-selected group of people who are motivated to network and work through the kinks and difficulties of the medium.

-- Scott Allen, entrepreneurs.about.com,


Honolulu Advertiser

One master networker is Hawai'i expatriate Keith Kamisugi, who is a two-peat in this column. Kamisugi recently turned me on to an online networking tool called Ryze at www.ryze.com.

Creation of an account is simple. Once there, you are connected to people in related lines of business and the start of an online network that you can nurture and develop. Ryze is a free service but also has an advanced service to which you can upgrade.

It's amazing what you can learn when you broaden your circle of influence.

-- Burt Lum, writing for The Honolulu Advertiser,


Web Digest for Marketers

NETWORKING

Ryze
http://www.ryze.com

Are you a master networker? This site is devoted to extending your business network. Think of it as a business-only version of former networking fave Six Degrees, complete with an events calendar, a message board, private messaging facilities, home pages, profiles and a contact manager. It's free to set up, and once you do you will be able to search for lost colleagues, make new connections and find private networks of people who share your business interests. Each week you'll receive a summary of your activities and your home page traffic stats, so you can see for yourself just how good of a networker you really are.

-- Larry Chase, writing for the Web Digest for Marketers,


The Guardian

"Ryzers, as they call themselves, are perhaps the most sophisticated of the bunch.

Ryze is already up and running and gives a very cosy feeling to the newcomer. As I write this, I have been a member for just over a day, and already have had five messages left for me.

Signing up is simple. You answer a few questions - where you are, where you are from, what you like, and so on, and you can then optionally upload a photo. Because every keyword you enter (things like home town, or interests) is linked to others with the same thing in their profile, you'll immediately have people linked to you with connections."

-- Ben Hammersley, writing for The Guardian,


Oakland Tribune

"I couldn't find the appropriate person at Wal-Mart by cold calling," she said. "So I thought maybe I should look on Ryze," Lind said. She had heard about the online networking site and had already signed on.

Logging on, she found at once a link to the woman quoted in the article after spending six hours trying to unearth the name by other means.

"And there she was on Ryze," Lind said.

-- Francine Brevetti, writing for the Oakland Tribune,


Online Community Report

"Ryze catches users' interests by offering many useful search and networking tools not seen elsewhere."

-- Jim Cashel writing in the Online Community Report,

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Member Testimonials


"Ryze is a powerful way to find and contact people, worldwide, with similar interests."

Marc Rudov
MHR Enterprises

"Ryze gives you an audience and a voice, but more importantly, people to listen to."

Glenn Fiedler
Irrational Games

"Ryze -- The ultimate online playground for interesting personalities."

Rick Bruner
DoubleClick

"Ryze is like a cabinet full of jewels, but to discover them, you have to be willing to open many doors, and always go deeper. The richness of Ryze is not for skimmers, but for deep divers!"

Owen Ryan
Brand Name Management

"I have always been an admirer of networking sites but eventually they all proved out to be Single-to-Mingle stuff, something I had never been intereted in, though online. Ryze lets me develop my business network and though I am new to it, I preferred going Gold, for the productivity I could foresee. "
Kritagya Sharma

"Where you can network while sitting in your PJ's at 1:00am..."

"RYZE is ideal for real estate investors seeking professionals in commercial real estate and private equity."

"Every day, I'm connecting with interesting people through Ryze. It's an invaluable networking tool. "

Erlend Wilhelmsen
Fabric Interactive

"I found Ryze while researching networking organizations for a magazine article. I can't believe I hadn't heard of it earlier. It's truly an excellent resource!"
S.K. Fentress
SK7 ICON

"I found Ryze through a business message board. Now I'm addicted. I'm always looking to sign people's guest book. My tip to fellow Ryzers is join as many networks as possible that relate to your business or profession. I have already worked together on projects with other Ryze members, and have only been a member for 3 weeks. "
Bryan Batelli
Bluefin Creative Group

"World is a small village with Ryze."

Deepak Motiramani
Trinus Technologies

"Ryze does for my business what no amount of in person networking can ever do...and that is to enable me to contact potential clients and business partners 24/7 from around the globe. Just awesome!"

Ellen Britt
Primal Waters

"Good Job on Ryze. Six Degrees done right."

Miko Matsumura
The Middleware Company

" You can truly realize the amount of diversity in the workplace and personal interests of so many fascinating people here. Ryze is by far one of the greatest networking tools I have seen on such a multitude of levels."

Zachary Weiner
LuxuryReach Advertising

"i met 4 of my ex colleagues and caught up on lot of things professionally and on a personal front ... Ryze just Rocks.. I just love it"

Sunil Rao
Symbian Software

"When you work Ryze, it works for you!"

"Ryze has helped me enjoy an even more successful business while having fun, too. As a published author and marketing mentor for women, about half my clients come from ryze. Be a savvy entrepreneur and stick with it. And don't miss out on the business benefits of upgrading to Gold membership. It's the smartest $10 a month you'll spend on your business!"

Denise Michaels
International Book Writing Guild

"Ryze is one place where you will find people & professions you never imagined in your life!!! Ryzing is good karma :))"

Satish Vijaykumar
ActiveMedia Tech

"My network is growing with the help of Ryze. Internationally and nationally in Germany. I invite you to use German contacts for your business!"
Torsten Herrmann
chain relations

"Ryze = Can You Measure the Gift of Finding a Lifelong Friend? Can You Measure the Gift of Acquiring a New Major Client? Invaluable Gift = Ryze! Yachts of Success to All."

Charlie Brown
NRG Beacon

"A great place to meet like-minded business owners who are working hard to be successful."

Denise O'Berry
The Small Business Edge Corp.

"This is a great place to be... If you want to do something great in someone's life then do recommend that they join RYZE!"

Rahul Shah
Consindia HR Services

"Enter at your own risk! This site is seriously addictive :)"

Ashvin Lima
Solix/AccelForce

"I just became a member and I left all other work aside, it is amazing..."
Upendra Deglurkar
Kimberly-Clark Hygiene Products Pvt ltd

"Relationships are key to the success of any business, Online or off ... The Ryze Network provides unlimited potential for growth in this area. Highly recommended! ;) "

Mike Merz
Internet Marketing For Newbies LLC

"Ryze is a great place to make new friends, help others and receive so many wonderful ideas and feedback. It's also a good place to get new business, too! ;)"
Kim Joins

"Ryze is cool! :-) You'll stick with it for life! Enjoy!"

Donna Daritan
Jupiter Capital Pte Ltd

"What to say? "It's Different!" Try it."

mohammed Arif
Lantern Software Systems

"Ryze is simply awsome. I could spend hundred and even thousands on public advertisements and get nothing or very little. On Ryze I have connected to thousands of people and have developed many great friendships and of those many are now seeking my services..Thank you Ryze."

"Ryze is the early step of human commerce or h-commerce. It must become the building block to create the next generation Intelligent Inter Knowlege network the next internet. "

K.S.Raju
Human commerce net

"In a few hours, I had 5 confirmed friends and 98 friends of friends and tons of new networks in which to find tons of new friends. One friend I invited said "I'll have to be careful not to spend too much time in Ryze. I cannot believe I hadn't heard of this.""

Eric Standlee eric@apccash.com
American Prudential Capital

"Great place to do targetted search for people with similar interests/background. Or for connecting to people whose expertise you may require."

Asim Rasheed
A networking company

"Networking is so much fun and easy here at Ryze. Thank you!"

Ellie Tolbers
On the Lake Creations & The Angel Company

"In a world where connecting often means bumping against some stranger in a subway, it is nice to have a place like Ryze where the bumping can turn into the kind of lasting connection that can take us further and faster than any old crowded train!"

Alexandra Sokol
MemeStream Media & The IMBrand Group

"RYZE makes people-connections easier, simpler !! And its wonderful to know how many people are looking for a person like YOU ... isn't that such a human touch to the internet technology !"

"Ryze is what the Internet is for, and what it used to be. Within seconds, I was reconnecting with past contacts from many different worlds, and making even more new ones. It gives me that cyberhigh that I remember from the first time I sent an email or used the web. "

Dave Whelan
Apex Fitness Group

"Great job with RYZE! Wow - I've just started playing with it, and it's great the way you've buit in such amazing functionality. I'm impressed, and am becoming an avid user of the service already. "

Evan Margolin
SalsaCrazy.Com

"After joining Ryze I could not believe the increase in website traffic and how addicting hanging out on Ryze was! So many new friends! It's fun! "

Christina - HomeBasedBusinessWoman.com
MommyClassifieds.com

"I found Ryze very useful & supportive for all my activities in a very short span."

Rohan Kashyap
Infosys

"Ryze is live, lovely and extremely rocking. If you are not on Ryze, you ain't online!"

Mehul Patel
KIPL.Net - Digital Services

"Ryze provide the best relationship for merchants, businessmans & traders in the virtual world."

Alireza Khodaverdi
Fara Novin Pishro, Co. LTD.

"Ryze is Netster.."

Andrew J. Tan
AJ HeartWorks Pte Ltd/The Wealth Potter Pte Ltd

"The simplest and most cost-effective process to increase sales, is through networking. Let’s coin a new word and call it - RYZEworking. Because it does!!! It's your career. Make it Dinamic! Di"

Diane Carter
sam101.com

"Ryze is networking at its best. The scope & potential are breathtaking."

"Had to drop by to tell you how much I am enjoying the Ryze experience. It really evolves. Also, this place is seriously engaging. "

"Ryze is about relationships. Life is relationship. It is not about having another's candle dimmed so mine can burn bright, but about having the wisdom to see that only when all candles are bright, shall mine be so."

Navin Pillay
Oxford Aviation Academy

"Make Ryze your staple diet for networking!!"

Kall Ramanathan
Insight Solutions

"Ryze is the best place to work and play!!!"

Vidya Sury
Rather good, most of the time

"Good job with the application design, it really draws you in and maintains interest in the people involved!"

Ian Kallen
arachna.com

"I was introduced to Ryze by a friend who thought it would be a great way to increase my Copywriting business. I never expected that I would befriend so many great people! I run Ryze in the background while I write all day. And the last two weekends I've had 'in person' visits from other Ryze members with another coming next weekend and one planned for next month! "

"Ryze is not only really powerful, but a whole lot of fun! I've met some fantastic and very sharp people here in just a short time."

Monica Ricci
Catalyst Organizing Solutions

"I am not sure why I looked at the date and went "WOW" I have been on Ryze for four years. In this time I have made many wonderful friends in the industry and have met some personally. Thank you for being a part of my life. "

Christina Thompson
AMS Challenge

"I love this site, can't get enough. One of the best kept secrets out there! Let's not keep it a secret anymore."

Paul Mellady

"Ryze is the place for the Business Woman to succeed in being all she can be. I am glad I found this Network. "
* SHERRI

"I didn't believe one member of Ryze when he said that ryzing has turned in to $70k in 9 months. But now I do. I am a believer. ;)"

Eric Standlee eric@apccash.com
American Prudential Capital

"The beauty of Ryze is its simplicity. It is an open pallette upon which masterpieces may be created."

"A perfect group of friends for me was just Ryze away..."

Chirag Kenia
K-ValueMart

"Ask and you shall receive. Most people on Ryze are more than willing to help or refer you to someone else if they can...and in the spirit of good karma, you should be willing to help or refer people that ask also."

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"Ryze is the ultimate jungle for the connected mind."

Jason Nyilas
Executive

"As a newly-appointed CEO, I have special needs for business contacts. Thanks for creating Ryze ! I've not only made many great business contacts, but also lots of personal ones! Great job."

Bob Glass
Solterra Renewable Technologies, Inc.

""I received business through Ryze within hours of joining! This is an awesome resource.""

Ellen Britt
Primal Waters

"My book sales jumped 45% on barnes and noble in one day. My web site traffic doubled in three weeks. I have another book offer in the works. All because of this site. RYZE RULES!!"

Christine Louise Hohlbaum
Wasabi Publicity

"It's not what you dont have that matters, it's what you have and the will to get what you want. Ryze is a great way to be ONE of the starting points to get."

Rahul Puri
Inventum Group

"Before Ryze, I had the philosphy of why do today what I can put off and do tomorrow. I no longer think that way! Thanks so much!"

"When I first heard of Ryze, I said let me just try it once and well....that once does not seem to get over. Amazing network, this, Congrats to those who thought of it and made it and thanks guys!! "
Shashank Sahni
DELL

"Ryze is a great place to be and to meet new friends. Also a great place for advice. "

"If the likes of Jerry Springer and the so-called "reality" shows have you getting cynical about the state of mankind, join Ryze. You'll be relieved to find that there really are intelligent, thoughtful and creative people in the world. Lots of them, in fact, and most of them are here!"

Tom Adam
United BioSource Corp

"If you like people or like working with people, you are going to enjoy Ryze!"
Christina Xu, RN
HHC

"You will find more presidents here than in the refrigerated butter section of a large French supermarket! hehe...the Ryze is FANTASTIC...have fun!"

"Ryze is truely awesome place to network with people from around the world . The network groups are very interactive . I have already started work with some of my contacts that I met here in Ryze and I have only joined 28/10/2003! Cheers to team RYZE ! Ahoy! "

Anant Bajaj
Bajaj Electricals Ltd

"Ryze helps connect the likeminded!"
Avi Das

"Owning a network on Ryze has provided me with quality and amazing contacts that were untouchable before."

Anna Campbell
Prudential Califorina Realty

"The World of Ryze is a great way to develop collaborative synergy and share creative ideas and information. The sense of community is a 10+. My business has really developed because of the great relationships that I have acquired since joining. Thank you Ryze!"

Tim Dias
Dreamcatcher Marketing

"Ryze is highly addictive and becomes a "responsibility". Yes, I became a member of Ryze this month and found it a very positive tool to interact and build relationship with like minded people."

Rajesh Gupta
Gupta Brothers, The Abarkhabo Shoppe,Jharokha

"Ryze is stimulating"

"Ryze-Rise-24x7-The worlds changing fast-get on the bus-or step aside-NOW"

Vaibhav Mahajan
Garments Intl Pvt Ltd

"What a great way to network and meet people to help advance your business. I enjoyed the event in San Francisco last week (I think that was it), and met some great people. Thanks for providing this network and encouraging people to be a part of it. "

Michael Murdock
DocMurdock

"Ryze simply rocks! A great way of gaining new contacts!"

kash d
adaptive synergy

"I was told about Ryze last year from a friend and joined up. I had no idea I would meet so many awesome people and enjoy it here as much as I do! Keep up the awesome work and thank you!! "

"Ryze is a wonderful destination to increase your personal and professional network !! Ryze is Nyze!"

"Ryze is THE place to be! When you participate with the intention of adding value for the people in the networks that interest you, you receive back tenfold. "

Stephanie Frank
Stephanie Frank

"This seems like one of the positive places I might have been searching for!"

Pat Brodie
BrainAgility

"Since joining Ryze I've made so many new friends across the globe that doing business is really like one big happy family reunion. "

Michael Lemm
FreedomFire Communications

"Really enjoying the site ... the updated features are wonderful."

Jennifer Kronstain
KMG Worldwide Public Relations

"What I love about Ryze is the **reliability** of Ryze: that over time it's remained a Business Networking forum and hasn't evolved into a "dating network"!"

Linda Caplinger
Crimson Consulting

"RYZE is an extremely powerful online business/social network. I have made more valuable contacts in just three months than in the last three years. Try signing up for a Gold membership as it further extends your networking capabilities. "

Ahmer Alladdin
PRODUCERMAG.com

"I can not thank you enough for creating such a wonderful environment to connect. I have met some really amazing people since becoming a member several months ago. Thank you and continued blessings for all you do!! "

Karen Sullivan
WRMN Radio

"Ryze has given my business new exposure, helped me meet new business acqaintances as well as allow me to make many new friends with common interests and goals!"

Claudia Beck
Sunflowers and Seagulls Promotional Services

"Having a gold membership has allowed me to start my own network. What a blessing to meet so many people with the same interests! "

Judy Gow
Tahitian Noni International

"Sometimes, due to a huge list of people we know, we find it hard to keep in touch with all of them. With Ryze, managing half a million contacts is a piece of cake! "

Mehul Patel
KIPL.Net - Digital Services

"Ryze's gives me the opportunity and the privilege of reaching great minds from so many diverse cultures. Although, I have been a member for less than a week, I tell everyone I know about Ryze."

"Ryze is a beautiful platform for People! I have found and made so many beautiful and interesting people on Ryze in just a matter of few days. Ryze up everyone!"

Renith Valsaraj
Misys

"Not even one week and I received a pm from halfway around the world. We may be doing business. Very cool. Sometimes it helps when others simply know you exist. "

Rich Geiger
Adaptive Business Technologies

"How many of you have made 'Ryze' the default web page of your browser?"

Husain
Zawya

"The Geography of Names! Once, based solely on the sound of members names, I decided to see how long it would take to click myself "around the world" on Ryze. It was a great journey! 13 guestbook entries later, I'm back home in New York! "

Owen Ryan
Brand Name Management

"If you find youself wondering if you should join Ryze or not, or if you're already a member but wondering how actively you should participate, then ask yourself this: Would I rather have more contacts and resources or less? "

Tom Adam
United BioSource Corp

"Sometimes, all a small business person needs is an introduction to some appropriate contacts. Ryze offers the ability to instantly be transported inside a thriving, virtual chamber of commerce, and allows members to selectively search out suitable targets or to be more strategic in their networking activities. What a find...."

Roger Darnell
The Darnell Works Agency

"I've been with Ryze as a gold member for almost a year now, and have met some of the nicest people. Ryze has given me the opportunity to not only meet new friends, but to network my business as well. It's a great place to be! "

Judy Gow
Tahitian Noni International

"The site is not only well thought out and put together, it's an incredible amount of fun. THANK YOU! "

Bill Swartz
Mastiff

"I've only been involved with Ryze for a few weeks now, and I can't even begin to describe the amount of support I've received from other members."
Jordan Dinsmore
XanGo

"I recently upgraded to Gold Membership status and it is so worth it. Great investment."

Michelle Murphy
Murphy Assistants

"Ryze is one of the best sites I have seen to meet people in the Entertainment industry. "

Johnny Rodes
Johnny Rodes Outlaw Band

"Ryze offers a way to connect with people across the street or across the nation. People you may never have had contact with otherwise."

Shaun Nestor
StormFront Development Group, LLC

"Life has never been so exciting since I joined RYZE. Its all about connecting with people. You give your hand, and there are so many waiting...you will be surprised."

FuFaji Lalit Vashishta
Diva Envitec (Europe) Ltd

"Ryze lets you network at 2 A.M. when you have insomnia -- try that at you local chamber of commerce."

Michael Spremulli
"The Intuitionist" - Michael Spremulli

"Ryze is a great resource. I just came back after a few months away and the benefits keep getting better and better..."

"I've actually made a few contacts via Ryze in the past week alone, it's pretty amazing!"

Sherman Kwok
Ode Curtis Productions
 

"The most efficient way of meeting people halfway. Half the work's already cut out. Network and grow."

Wot's... Uh The Deal (Vijai)
POWERAXIS

"This is a brilliant service! I've been using it for only a few weeks now and already I've benefited from the knowledge and support of many helpful people."

"Networking through Ryze, one can actually find wonderful, creative, inspiring and positive people to make music with, compare ideas, come up with solutions and to generate business as well as life long friends."

"Thanks to Ryze, I feel that urge and excitement to check who my new freinds are and who is interested in doing business with me. Ryze has been the most successful network on the web for me. I like the model followed by Ryze, Thank you for the network."

Sheshanth Bhambore
Oracle

"With Ryze, you get to open up to so many professions..the best design for horizontal networking yet! Working the Net AJ"

Andrew J. Tan
AJ HeartWorks Pte Ltd/The Wealth Potter Pte Ltd

"I just wanted to thank you for setting up Ryze, I was able to establish some interesting contacts"

Stefano Corbellini
citigroup

"Still by far the best networking site out there... and I've seen and tried a lot of them. Ryze just keeps getting better in the face of all the competition."

Steven Cheung
Cheung's Trading Co. Inc.

"The thing I like about Ryze is, it's hearts and minds, unshackled by time and distance!"
Avi Das

"This is a very interesting concept. It's like the business networking version of Craig's List and Six Degrees. "

"Finding people with shared values and interests has become so much easier with Ryze!"

Slim Chandra-Shekar
Gaya Music

"The best things in life are sometimes just a "click" away. Friends, jobs, business relations..Ryze makes all of this possible .. Have you clicked yet?"

"Because I am a woman working from home and have kids, $10 a month is very affordable for networking for me. Chamber of Commerce and other networking outlets are $300 a year and I would have to attend lots of meetings outside the home and hire babysitters to make it worthwhile - whereas, I can 'Ryze' at any time, day or night! "

Darla Dixon ~ Artist
Darla Dixon Portrait Art and Illustration

"Funny that I found out about Ryze one day after I found a job--now I can network for the long term, which is always more useful, rather than network for the panicked short term. :-) "

Rebecca Nathenson
eBay, Inc.

"Ryze is Simple ! Simply Ryze !"

"WoW! I have found the missing piece to the success puzzle of having an online business. I want to say thanks to the founders of Ryze and a HUGE thank you to everyone who has signed my GB and included me as their friends. I wish each and everyone of you the very best of success!"

David Batchelor
SendOutCards

"Any previous visit to a new city was always as a stranger...a tourist! But thanks to Ryze...going over to a new city, simply means being with friends!"
Avi Das

"In less than a week as a member of Ryze, I have 547 friends of friends! That's 547 people at my fingertips that didn't I didn't know existed last week!"

Michele Neisler
Wedding Wisdom

"Ryze... quite simply the fastest way to network online... without any apprehensions. This is the definitive international business network. Give and get is the philosophy to adopt!"

kash d
adaptive synergy

"Great idea, great site..very cool!"

Kris Surroy
SoulFlex

"Ryze is the water cooler for all business connections... Great job!"

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Bitera Corporation

"I've only been here for a week and I have met so many great and positive people that are really trying to make a difference in the world. I've told everyone I know about it...you should too!"

Kimber King

"Ryze is Viral. Business giving. Remunerative. Abso-bally-lutely one-of-a-kind. In form and feature, there's nothing even close to it."

Krishnan Unni ~ PigtailPundits.com
http://www.PigtailPundits.com/

"The best thing about Ryze is the variety of people. It's not like other places where everyone is in the same field... "

Scott Stratten
Un-Marketing

"Ryze lets one explore, connect with people and then *persist* those connections via guest-book entries and friend/contact lists. Pretty cool and I like it!"

Ronny Ashar
Software Consultant

"Ryze goes to prove that its truly a global village we live in."
Avi Das

"Thanks again for this valuable resource. "

Pete Gascoyne
PG Grafx

"Love it...love it...love it!!!! RYZE is my new addiction after a soothing cup of hot tea. Thanks! "

Guprit Singh
Shell

"I'm sure that you're going to love this place. It's extremely warm, friendly, allows you to be yourself, and attracts like-minded friends effortlessly! "

Kingshuk Hazra
SAP India

"Wonderful service and concept! "

Scott Krause
Napster

"I joined as a skeptic but am beginning to see the benefit after a few days."
barbara meynert
aqualou.com

"Ryze is BY FAR the best Biz Network I have found on the Internet since our site went live! You won't be sorry for joining and you'll never stop thanking whoever invited you!!!"

Debbie Wells
Natural Wellness

"great place to be. i feel so comfortable about putting my picture and giving details which i am sure i will not do for any site"

RAJAT GUPTA
ARTH

"Quite possibly the best networking site EVER!! If you have it, you can find someone who wants it. If you want it, you can find someone who has it. It doesn't get much better than this."

Glenda Lowery

"Very nice concept. Much better than that 6 degrees thing I did before...that was much too difficult. "

Vanessa Au
University of Washington

"The best place to meet people for business and pleasure. Ryze is one of the best concepts online."

Sarath Menon
Oracle India Pvt Ltd

"Since my first day at Ryze I'm totally addicted to this vital community "

Tom Noeding
MOLI EMEA Limited

"Ryze is one of the HOTTEST sites on the web"

James Hong
HOTorNOT.com, XMethods

"Ryze has given me the best results of any online networking I've done. I have found several of my primary vendors and resource people on Ryze. Clients have also found me through Ryze, more than paying the annual membership costs."

David Stocum
Great Lives Coaching

"From a few friends my network grew and grew and grew.... Now there are interesting forums, interesting friends, business contacts, just about anything on Ryze! "

John Matthew
Software Solutions Company

"Think of Ryze as -- among other things -- a living, breathing, and ever-growing encyclopedia. No matter your interests or questions, someone somewhere here either knows the answer or knows someone who does!"

Tom Adam
United BioSource Corp

"Talk about POTENTIAL!!! RYZE has it all. If someone can't can't find the gold here, they should pack their bags and go home. There's simply nothing like it available anywhere else. Edward Smith"
Edward W. Smith, AFC
RU School District

"This is a dynamite site with a dynamite concept, and with dynamite people. Thanks you for starting this! "

"The quality of people I have met on Ryze, is simply unbelievable. Thank you Ryze for giving those that are serious about what they do a place to network, and build not only business relationships, but some great friendships as well!"

Brande Bradford
Cornerstone America

"In response to speedy help from the Customer Support service:- "Wonderful, Many thanks for your kind assistance - incidentally, I think the Ryze is fantastic! Some wonderful people have breezed past and I am really enjoying being here. Kind regards, Tracey Smith" "

"Ryze isn't a place to question what you believe about other people's worth; rather, it forces you to be honest about what you can give to others while being honest about yourself. Profiles aside, the reality is in the exchange of ideas and thoughts."

Ray Uyemura
City of LA - Information Technology Agency

"Ryze is way too addictive!! And it's sucking all my time away from what is a very busy week! Why did you have to go and invent such a very cool thing??? "

Ken Berger
LogX Technologies (http://logxtech.com)

"I guess a more politically correct way to define Ryze would be to define it in terms of shared interests, opportunities, equations of need and supply etc. But Ryze to me has been more than a professional and business instrument! It's a force... a flow... of care, of warmth... of connecting up! We find ourselves in so many others around the globe! :)"
Avi Das

"Like Maslow's Self-Actualization!"

Raphi Salem
SalemGlobal Internet, Marketing Directories

"Ryze is great! With our country's current economic state, it is important to work with as many people and groups as possible, build relationships and meet potential new clients. Ryze is the starting field for doing just that!"

"Ryze works for you when you work it."

"Prospecting for interviews or business opportunities in an unknown city can be a daunting task. However, thanks to Ryze, I always know someone, who can further sync me on to another acquaintance, who would take me closer to an opportunity!"
Avi Das

"I LOVE the new Ryze! The site is even easier to navigate, more attractive and believe it or not - even more fun!!!"

Denise Michaels
International Book Writing Guild

"Ryze-ing and Staying connected....is expanding one's circle and harnessing the strength of a larger think tank"

Parmeswar Menon
Life

""I must say, the more I study and interact with the Ryze Network, the more amazed I am of its potential." "And the quality of people is truly outstanding." "And that's the key, it's the commitment and quality of those Ryzonians that make it work." "

"As a recruiter with international responsibilities I have found Ryze to be an invaluable source of contacts. As a person, I have found it to be populated with a wide range of interesting and talented people."

Tom Adam
United BioSource Corp

"I have made BOTH business contacts AND friends through Ryze. You can't beat that!"

"On a lark, I was one of the first ten to join...Now, every time I check out Ryze, I see more names and faces I know. Coincidence????? "

Ron Goedendorp
Predictive Research Group, LLC

"Ryze is as useful as the time you put into it. I try to use it a little everyday, and the connections I have made have been fantastic!"

Christian Buckley
echoTechnology

"I love RYZEing a little bit every day! By being helpful and adding value, I've only been on for a couple weeks and already I've gotten three new coaching clients. WOW!"

Denise Michaels
International Book Writing Guild

"Global communication has never been this fun! :)"

Hans Kumlin

"Ryze is fun!!!"

Price Roe
U.S. Department of Justice

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Ellen Britt
Primal Waters

"I’m not even four weeks here with Ryze and I met already so many interesting people on such a great professional level, I never have met before in such a short time. "

Gerhard Schwarz
Marullus Productions, Inc.

"If you meet one good friend on Ryze, it's worth gold. I've met several friends that I connect with at a deep level and I've met people who are super helpful! How can you miss?"

Brian Ball
iAppreciateYou.org

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Robin Good
IKONOS New Media, Master New Media, MOTO

"Go for the Gold! It's amazing how easy it is to find people with similar interests once you upgrade. "

John Benfield
Agents Of Change, Inc.

"I think I am getting addicted to this site. Didn’t know there were so many people I know here. It's nice to get to know like-minded people. Amazing! Creators of Ryze, keep it going."

Shakun Gidwani
Tarang Software Technologies

"Ryze is about getting & staying connected"

Parmeswar Menon
Life

"Ryze has been a wonderful means for me to grow my business! I have made many contacts and friends here who have helped Global Image Group beat the competition and who I would like to thank for helping me achieve further success."

Michelle T. Sterling | Image Consultant
Global Image Group | Image Consultants

"I am amazed by the amount of contacts & friends I have made on Ryze! Thank you for creating such a great place to network!"
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"RYZE - Really Youthful Zinging Experience of meeting people in a ryzing way! Now the everyday question is "Did you RYZEd today?". Well I did. :)"

"When someone asks me has it been worth it to upgrade to a Gold membership, I just tell them what Emeril says, 'Oh yeah, baby!'"

Ellen Britt
Primal Waters

"There's Just no place else to go to get your business moving and make friends along the way!"
Renee Newman

"Very sweet idea. Chalk one up to that list of ideas I WISH I had invented :-)"

Daniel Weimann
Cube 216

"Ryze brings people, countries and continents together. Here at Ryze, the freedom of the Internet allows us Ryze members to network, to browse and/or to exchange thoughts and ideas. I have met many people and made many friends in the less than a year of being a Ryze Gold Member. "

helmut schonwalder
The Waiter's Digest

"At first I thought Ryze was a joke and I kinda ignored it. But then I came around. Did you know that 700 people per day are joining ryze? Don't be shy, invite all your friends. :-) Ryze is among the top 1000 most visited sites in the world according to alexa.com "

ken baker
Marketing to Win

"Have you noticed how Ryze has exploded over the past few weeks!!! I think the word got out..:)"

"INCREDIBLE! Ryze is definitely THE place to be on the Net! Experience it for yourself and you'll surely agree. It's like a humongous family, all getting to know each other ... and connecting. AWESOME!"

Bryan Hall
Bryan Hall's Success Network

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"I am making such great connections on here and GROWING MY BUSINESS! Who says you can't mix business with pleasure??? "

"Ryze works because it's simple. I love it."
A H

"Personally, I find Ryze offers me a great means to reach out and connect with people - calmly and respectfully."

Bob Marshall
Falling Blossoms

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Tracie/ Promote your business! Ask me how
Go Promotions & Scrapbook Company

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April Bentancourt
Avon & Mark

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Storage

"Ryze is cool."
Sunil Paul
Brightmail, Inc

"Until I came into Ryze, I had no idea that there were so many kindred souls out there. So many, who shared my interests and views. Thanks ryze for bringing us together! :)"
Avi Das

"I belong to several network groups but more focused on my interests and hobbies. Ryze is a good business networking platform and I enjoy meeting all the friendly people that are all part of it!"

"Ryze is the best place to be for business networking. You make more friends and contacts here, than handing out your business card daily!"

Dana Neal
Essence of A Woman

"It is great being here - I myself have been involved in setting up an internet company in the career networking sector but your concept is really "the best I have experienced so far" - it really works and I am happy to tell my friends and colleagues about it. "
Fabian Wasmus
KPMG Corporate Finance - FI

"Ryze is an opportunistic approach to strategically leverage your professional center Of influence to help grow your business."

Charlie Brown
NRG Beacon

"I love Ryze - it Rocks! It's been a great source of connections both personally and professionally. I've met some great people from all over the world and hopefully one day will meet them all in person. Invite your friends!"

Wayne Wallace
Wayne Wallace Photography

"Ryze rocks!"

Kathleen de Saran
plaNETsurf Creations Pvt Ltd

"This is a great place to do efficient networking. I view it as a major *soft* method of marketing. I enjoy it. You meet interesting people by surfing for them, or looking at the new photos, or keeping an eye on your friends guest books, or seeing whose been at your page... It's endless and fun. Ryze is one of those things that works if you work it - and in this case the work is more like play."

Janet Tokerud
Tokerud Consulting Group

""Ryze is so simple to use, and extremely effective. The gold membership is a 'no brainer'" "

Ancel Fernandes
ValUserv International

""If you want 1 year of prosperity, grow grain. If you want 10 years of of prosperity, grow trees. If you want 100 years of prosperity, grow people." Chinese proverb. And "I think Ryze is worth 100 years of prosperity :)""

Rajesh Gupta
Gupta Brothers, The Abarkhabo Shoppe,Jharokha

"Ryze's wide-open design seems to be ideal for business networking. I'm impressed with the possibilities!"

Dan Hartung
Birch Grove Technology

"I've met great people already on Ryze! It's a wonderful way to expand your network."
micprice

"I am very glad to be part of Ryze. I have made wonderful contacts and great business relationships."

"I was amazed to get response to my listing within 2 minutes. Its a wonderful place to network and meet new people "

FuFaji Lalit Vashishta
Diva Envitec (Europe) Ltd

"In the one month that I've been really taking advantage of Ryze and all it offers, I've been thrilled by the quality of people and legitimacy of the contacts I've made. Getting involved here has been one of the best things I've done this year. "

Ted Silverstein
Thomas Publishing

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Mihail Lari
Blogit

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"The best thing about ryze is, perfect strangers drop by on your page and leave some warmth there. In a world where we continue to become more and more insular, isn’t it wonderful to have a place where we can interact without, first putting our armour on?"
Avi Das

"As a Ryze Gold member, I'm thinking long-term. For just a few bucks a month, the advanced features are well worth it, and the connections it has helped me make are immeasurable in lifetime value."
David Berkowitz
Unicast

"Ryze is really cool! "
Hao Wu
Excite@Home

"Ryze works! I've met some talented, nice people who are now collaborating with me on funded projects. They're happy, I'm happy :)."



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