Rise Gardens is a smart indoor hydroponic gardening system, complete with everything you need to grow your own food at home year-round. The system is designed with simplicity and variety in mind. The garden, paired with a sophisticated app and supplies mailed to customers, provides a seamless gardening experience that’s perfect for novices and connoisseurs alike. It is modular to allow for 1, 2, or 3 levels of growth and can grow everything from greens and herbs to tomatoes and beets. No other system allows for such variety.
Chicago-based Rise Gardens, founded by serial entrepreneur Hank Adams, announced Thursday the closing of their seed investment round. The $2.6M round was led by San Francisco-based True Ventures and includes prominent Chicago business leaders.
“At True, we aspire to work with entrepreneurs like Hank who are focused on the changing the way society works in positive ways,” said Jon Callaghan, co-founder of True Ventures. “The Rise Gardens team is building an inspiring product that makes indoor farming simple and accessible, which enables customers to grow their own food and take more control of their own food supply chain. We are impressed by their growth and look forward to helping them scale.”
“Thanks to the hard work of a passionate team, we have built a productive and easy-to-use indoor gardening system that consumers love,” said Hank Adams, Founder and CEO, Rise Gardens. “We’re thrilled to have True Ventures, with their amazing track record and capabilities, choose to invest in us. I’m also very grateful for the support of incredible tech leaders who’s backing helped get us to this important milestone. Together they will help us achieve a tangible social impact by improving nutrition for all of our customers.”
About Rise Gardens
Rise Gardens is an innovative consumer product designed for indoor hydroponic vegetable gardening. The system makes a complicated process easy, productive, and fun for gardeners constrained by busy schedules, short growing seasons, or access to land in urban settings. It is a platform that allows for expansion and enables growing a wide variety of greens and vegetables. Rise Gardens is a mission-driven business that encourages better nutrition and healthy outcomes by partnering with schools to build nutrition education into the classroom.