Our mission is to create premium lifestyle brands whose best-in-class hemp-based health and wellness products to empower people to transform their lives. In short: we’re here to help people.
We believe in the healing qualities of the hemp plant. We aim to bring these qualities to the mainstream consumer and offer them products that can improve their quality of life.
With our in-house properties – Cultivate Kind, Vu Labs, Life Bloom Organics and Karezza – RISE company ecosystem comes full circle: one group, organized vertically, bringing best-in-class resources in-house to build strong brands, apply best practices to each step in the process, maximize efficiencies and quality control, and establish ourselves in a rapidly growing market.
Cultivate Kind was born from the traditional CPG agency world, and brings over 30 years of consumer marketing experience and brand launch strategy to the RISE portfolio.
Vu Labs is our own FDA-registered California lab facility with full QA and a state-of-the-art ISO-certified clean room, where we perform product formulation, manufacturing, product packaging and fulfillment. We are GMP compliant and have a bio-based Ph.D. chemist on staff.
Our proprietary product formulas and ‘Nano’ hemp are used for our 2 in-house brands: Life Bloom Organics and Karezza. All SKUs are available at retail stores and online.
Our international team brings together a unique set of experiences and perspectives to address the needs of the modern wellness consumer.
Chief Financial Officer
Robert, (CPA, CA) has over 18 years of financial reporting, corporate governance, compliance and risk management experience with a significant portion of those years working with one of the world’s largest professional services firms. Robert has a long history of working with both mature and emerging companies ranging from technology and biotech to consumer and industrial products.
Chief Product Specialist
Andy previously served as Partner of Life Bloom Organics and the creator behind all RISE products. He is a veteran in consumer product development and production, as well as a seasoned hemp farmer.
Vice President, Sales
Mike has decades of experience in both corporate and agency settings, developing and implementing sales programs across multiple consumer platforms. Mike has been able to integrate a cross-functional approach to driving sales via distribution strategies, retail support programs and strategic partnerships.
Our board provides direction and oversight to bring in top investors who understand the power of brands in the new industry footrace.
Executive Chairman & Director
Scott achieved rapid revenue growth as CEO of Pointstreak Sports Technologies from 2009 to 2015, earning awards that included Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 Winner in 2012 as one of the fifty fastest growing technology companies in Canada and Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 Winner in 2014 as one of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in North America.
Mr. Mills is the former Head of RBC’s Global Equities. During his tenure at RBC, Mr. Mills served on numerous RBC Capital Market Committees including Operating Committee, Pension Investment Sub-Committee, Risk Committee and Diversity Committee. Mr. Mills also serves as Chairman of Aequitas Innovations and is an Associate on the University of Toronto’s Creative Destructive Lab.
Ashwath is the CEO of the ASTOR Group, a private investment and advisory business, working in the fields of Real Estate, Mining, Tech and Biotech. He spent many years in the commodity trading and mining business, owning buying and selling companies over 30 years and has substantial experience in the industry. Ashwath is a director of several companies, both public and private in both executive and non-executive roles. He also devotes significant time to non-profit activities in the fields of healthcare and education.