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About Ryze

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.

Members get a free networking-oriented home page and can send messages to other members. They can also join special Networks related 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 organizations.

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 Network 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.

More info is available in our Online FAQ.

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