The Era of Human-Powered Investing is Over

RISE is a German technology company developing advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) powered quantitative trading systems that have beaten the markets since 2014. Invest in RISE. Join our $120 Million Security Token Offering.

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RISE Develops Highly Scalable A.I.-powered Financial Trading Systems

At RISE we believe that technology and science are the only way to generate profits in financial markets. Our focus is therefore to develop AI-powered, systematic, fully automated trading systems in markets where we have established extensive knowledge and a deep understanding. Our strategies are either purely quantitative or “quantamental” and combine science and statistics with fundamental data points and industry knowledge. Research focuses on statistical arbitrage, long-short equity models, volatility models and spread-and-pair trading models as well as market-neutral and directional models for generally all markets.

Our team is proudly based in Munich, Germany

Since 2014 RISE Manages Institutional and Large Private Capital Allocations

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RISE works with several major global institutions that are able to deploy RISE’s systematic trading strategies directly within their treasuries and institutional trading wallets.

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Family Offices

RISE is working with large European Family Offices to invest their capital based on tailored, non-correlated investment strategies powered by RISE’s self-learning AI systems.

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RISE manages large capital allocations of a select number of HNWIs and UHNWIs across the world.

Our Performance. Meet the RISE Flagship Strategy.

Over the past 5 years, RISE’s technology produced a wide variety of trading strategies for its clients. With remarkable results. Since its launch in 2016, the flagship strategy "Volatility Opportunities" has managed to generate 4.5x higher returns than its peer group and other AI-based strategies in general.


Volatility opportunities is a multi-strategy approach software in the S&P 500 index and its implied volatility market providing a short-term tail risk reduction for a plain S&P 500 only exposure (view more) Volatility opportunities is a multi-strategy approach software in the S&P 500 index and its implied volatility market providing a short-term tail risk reduction for a plain S&P 500 only exposure. Tail risk reduction means minimization of high losses due to market volatility. Via its intraday long-short volatility exposure, the systematic AI driven investment process of the software aims to use the S&P 500 volatility as an additional return contributor. The Volatility Opportunities Algorithm strategy software is in live trading with clients since May 2016.


Return gross of fees: 04/2016 - 06/2019

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We’re opening the opportunity to invest in the future of asset management to investors around the world. Join the $120 Milion RISE Security Token Offering

Disrupting an $80 Trillion (!) Industry

Technology is changing the face of asset management, one the biggest industries in the world; 80 trillion dollars in size*, about four times the size of the US GDP with more than 4,500 funds and asset managers each managing more than a billion dollars(!). Key fact: the next billion-$ or even trillion-$ asset manager will be a technology company.

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Humans Cannot Compete

Human trading is being replaced at breath-taking speed by automated, data-driven algorithms. In global financial markets using computers with billions of times the human "computing capacity” to make trading decisions is the natural next step of the evolution of investing.

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Massive Computing Power

In the next 5 years, the most successful asset managers will be technology companies. The RISE engine is fed with price data from over 10 years as well as hundreds of statistical indicators. Terabytes of new data are processed in real-time each day by 36 server cores.

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AI Investing is the Future

A team of experienced serial entrepreneurs has built RISE over the last 7 years with the vision to be the "next big thing" in asset management. With over $11 million invested and an all-star team, RISE is ready to become a leading player in automated asset management.

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We are RISE. We are Traders, Quants, Engineers, Entrepreneurs and Investors.

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    Stefan Tittel CEO

    Stefan is the founder and CEO of RISE. A highly accomplished serial entrepreneur with impeccable track record. The companies founded and led by him were sold for more than $200m. He previously founded: Sinus Cultur, Quantumrock Capital, Masterpayment AG, Traxpay AG, Crossgate AG. (view more)

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    Michael Morsch CFO

    Executive with more than ten years experience as CFO in different technology-driven companies in the financial sector. Michael has worked as a certified executive director for an European licensed financial institution and the stock listed companies T-Systems, SAP AG and Net1 UEPS Technologies. Cofounder of Masterpayment AG and Sinus Cultur. (view more)

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    Robert Gold CTO

    Highly experienced software architect specialized in complex trading systems and real time data processing systems with high-throughputs. Robert was in charge of the backend architecture of AG, leading a developer team of highly-skilled experts working on scalable architecture solutions for processing huge amounts of streaming data in real time. (view more)

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    Victor Bremer CIO

    Former JP Morgan Chase and BP commodity market specialist with a long-term experience as a risk and trading analyst on the trading floor of BP. His deep understanding of commodity markets was an important catalyst for RISE's trading models. He has been conducting research for more than seven years into anomalies in commodities price trends. (view more)

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    Dr. Dr. Roman Gorbunov Head of AI Systems

    Dr. Dr. Gorbunov has more than a decade of practical experience in applying machine learning to a very broad range of problems in both academia and industry. Two PhDs in Game Theory and Quantum Chemistry and a Master Degree in Theoretical Physics. His main interests lie in building intelligent systems based on state of the art techniques in Deep Reinforcement Learning. (view more)

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    Nikolay Nadirashvili Head of Algorithmic Trading

    Nikolay has been developing algorithmic trading systems using machine learning in different Russian investment companies since 2008 as a quantitative analyst. Nikolay was responsible for designing statistical arbitrage, options and futures models for indices, stocks and currencies. He has a deep background in machine learning, mathematics, economics and computer science. (view more)

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    Michael Zeller Head of Institutional Fund Management

    Michael Zeller has more than two decades of quantitative fund management experience across a number of different asset classes. He has researched, developed and implemented a number of different systematic trading systems over the years. He has worked for the following asset management firms and institutions: BayernInvest, CM Equity Munich, Corebot GmbH, Lupus Alpha, Credit Suisse. (view more)

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    Benedict Frauen Senior Program Manager & Authorized Director

    Entrepreneurship and Finance Expert. Helped in building Masterpayment to 50M EUR. Benedict is passionate about innovation and growth in the Digital Asset Trading and Finance space. He has built and grown companies across Technology and Beverage sectors in Germany, The Netherlands, and the United States. (view more)

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    Nadine Korehnke Head of Family Office Relations

    Nadine spent most of her career in the family office industry working for large financial institutions such as Merrill Lynch in New York and London and for Unicredit and Deutsche Bank in Munich. She then built up a real estate focused single family office in Munich and worked in the real estate sector covering family offices in the past few years. With 20 years of business experience, she holds a thorough knowledge of both the classic asset management industry as well as the real estate sector. Being Series 7 registered at New York Stock Exchange and being fluent in German, English and Italian are just some of the other qualifications she brings along. Nadine finished her Bachelor’s in business and languages in Munich, Germany and holds a Master’s in International Economics and Management (MIEM) with a focus on Money, Banking and Finance from SDA Bocconi, Italy. (view more)

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    David Beck Head of HNWI Relations

    David has a proven track record of more than 10 years in various sales and business development leadership positions throughout the fintech and banking industries worldwide, including MASTERPAYMENT – NET1 Group (Nasdaq: UEPS), epay – Euronet Worldwide Group (Nasdaq: EEFT), and Wirecard AG (ETR: WDI.) (view more)

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    Maximilian von Wallenberg Chief Product Officer

    Max is the head of Retail Products at RISE. Prior to RISE he was leading the product team at multi-asset mobile brokerage UpTick. Max is a serial FinTech Entrepreneuer and has worked as a oil & gas structure product trader for a US Investment bank. Max carries degrees from Harvard Business School and the London School of Economics. (view more)

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    Simon Frhr. von Poschinger-Bray Chief Platform Architect

    Simon is a serial start-up founder, London Business School PhD, CASS EMBA, and the chief platform architect of RISE. He has led strategy & development of mobile brokerage UpTick and has co-founded several other successful companies. Prior to that, Simon led a Single Family Office focusing on PE and real estate investing and worked in his own family office focusing on innovation opportunities. (view more)

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    Timon Hartung Online Marketing Director

    Performance marketing specialist since 2002, multichannel online marketing consultant and Crypto Enthusiast. Timon has a degree in Computer Science and has been doing online marketing since 2002 with a lot of experience in SEO and paid advertising channels especially in Facebook and RTB traffic. (view more)

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    Mehdi Sagid Head of Derivatives Trading

    Mehdi Sagid is a derivatives trader with considerable experience in EURIBOR & Sterling STIR market making over the past 8 years. Before joining RISE, he was Head of the STIR options desk at Liquid Capital Markets (London). Mehdi graduated in Mathematical Engineering and Quantitative Finance from Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées (Paris) and earned his master’s degree in Quantitative Finance from University Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris.   (view more)

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    Fabio Balloni Risk Manager

    Fabio works in the Financial Industry since a decade and as Risk Manager at Rise, he works on the development of advanced Risk and Reporting algorithms in order to analyse and monitor the Investments. Prior to Rise, he gained his first experience developing a Risk Management Software for APL Italiana (now Simcorp Italiana SpA). After spending 2 years as a Portfolio Analytics Support Specialist with Factset Datasystems, he moved to the Asset Management as Quantitative Risk Manager by joining Quaestio Capital Management in Milan, Italy. Fabio graduated from the Technical University of Darmstadt with a Master Degree in Physics. (view more)

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    Felix Buchert Crypto / DLT Specialist

    Distributed Ledger Technology University Lecturer with strong background in Computer Science and Mathematics. Smart contract expert. Data scientist and blockchain-enthusiast. Before joining Rise he has worked for an IT consultancy in Switzerland applying statistical data analysis and machine learning methods to a variety of areas. (view more)

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    Koung Tran Head of Software Develoment

    Koung is a Software Developer with more than 20 years of experience in the financial industry. Before RISE, he worked at leading companies including Masterpayment,, HypoVereinsbank - UniCredit Bank AG and Honeywell. Koung is an Agile Software Architect and his strengths include software planning, development, realization, quality assurance and deployment procedures. (view more)

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    Prasad Subrahmanya Senior Java Developer

    Prasad is a distributed systems enthusiast. His experience and interests include scalable, resilient architectures and infrastructure; at RISE, he works on the back-end systems. Previously, he worked as a Developer in various FinTech, E-commerce and B2B companies. Apart from the tech, he is a travel fanatic, hiker and loves mountains. (view more)

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    Nicole Bartl Accountant

    Nicole is a seasoned accountant with more than fifteen years experience across different technology-driven companies in the financial sector. Further she is responsible for creating an ideal office atmosphere at Rise. Before joining Rise, she successfully managed the accounting of Masterpayment AG and Crossgate AG. (view more)

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    Didier Mamet International Business Development - MD France

    An enthusiastic, dynamic, hands-on senior leader with a long history of achievement in go to market, market entry and international business development. Bringing over 25 years experience working with Global IT, Nasdaq and Fintech markets which spanned France, throughout EMEA and Quebec. (view more)

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Luise-Ullrich-Str. 4, 82031 Grünwald

Geschäftsführer: Stefan Tittel, Michael Morsch

Sitz der Gesellschaft: Grünwald | Amtsgericht München HRB 196233

USt.-ID: DE 280162230


Phone: +49 89 255 421 92