What is Rise?
Rise is a Germany-based software company developing sophisticated algorithmic trading technology using the latest artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) systems. Its algorithms have proven to outperform major markets in recent years. Investors typically excluded from the consistent profits multi-billion-dollar funds made by using algorithmic trading will now be able to access the same cutting-edge technology regardless of their investment level – via the Rise Security Token Offering (STO).
Rise’s STO will introduce the RISE (RSE) security token, which will provide a long-term passive income stream for token-holders, derived from various revenue sources. Investors will be entitled to a 20% share of all algorithm licensing revenues. They will also receive regular returns from Rise trading algorithms. A further boost will be seen in the form of profits earned by leveraging RISE tokens with third-party lenders. All holders of RISE (RSE) will receive quarterly dividends from each of these revenue sources, resulting in a well-balanced, long-lasting regular payout via the Ethereum blockchain.
STO capital will finance the improvement of existing trading systems and development of new technologies to address additional market opportunities. STO funds will also support the public global launch of the Rise trading platform via the Rise mobile app, and provide seed capital for the Rise STO Fund. It will also be used to finance ongoing R&D and global expansion.
The history of Rise technology dates to 2012 as part of the German boutique hedge fund QUANTUMROCK Capital GmbH, which is licensed by Germany’s financial authority, BaFin. Rise is the evolution and democratization of those trading strategies and technology, now making them available to everyone. Rise is an established product with an existing userbase (e.g. >50 million USD committed asset-under-management) and already serves large hedge funds, financial institutions and insurance companies like LiechtensteinLife – one of Europe’s fastest growing insurance companies. Rise CEO Stefan Tittel leads a team that possesses over a century of combined experience in finance. Tittel’s previous companies have been acquired by tech giant SAP, Commerzbank, and NASDAQ-listed Net1 group.
Rise’s algorithms are already trading markets like stocks, gold, currencies and various commodities. They have proven to outperform markets and shown significantly lower maximum drawdowns. In 2018, Rise started to adapt the algorithm approach to cryptocurrency markets, with initial performances ranging as high as 50-80%.
The Rise STO will be issued in Germany, in full compliance of strict German regulation.