Introducing The First RISE Partners

Introducing The First RISE Partners

July 8, 2015 by Anna O'Hare

Only 3 Weeks To Go – Get Your RISE Ticket

The countdown for RISE is absolutely on. With only one month to go, it’s time to share with you some of the companies we’re partnering up with for the event.

PayPal Braintree

At the forefront of the digital payments revolution, PayPal helps millions to send money without sharing financial information and flexibility. Working alongside PayPal is Braintree, acquired by PayPal in 2013. Braintree’s SDK powers PayPal, including One Touch, Apple Pay, Bitcoin, across any device.


A proven cloud-based email platform that successfully delivers billions of customer engagement emails each month for Internet and mobile-based customers like Airbnb, Pandora, Hubspot, Spotify, Uber, LinkedIn and Foursquare as well as more traditional enterprises like Taco Bell and Walmart. At RISE, SendGrid are encouraging people to stop by their booth to learn more about how they can help deliver customer engagement emails.


Freshdesk is the leading provider of cloud-based customer support software. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and has offices in the UK, India and Australia. Launched in 2010, they now have over 40,000 customers around the world, including 3M, Honda and Hugo Boss. Freshdesk will be giving away a year of free customer support software to startups at RISE. This is to help startups streamline communication and engage users from an early stage. Keep an eye out for these guys.

Softlayer, an IBM Company

SoftLayer, an IBM Company, provides on-demand IaaS from worldwide data centres. Build your future on our global cloud infrastructure. Nathan Huey will be sharing his expertise on the ever-changing field of marketing and filling us in on the SoftLayer story – how it grew from a startup to today’s scale via acquisition.

See these folk in person at RISE. Grab a ticket and we’ll meet you in HK.

About the Author

Anna O'Hare
Anna is a storyteller at heart and is particularly passionate about telling the stories of startups. After returning from a year working in New York City's tech sector, she now writes for Collision, Web Summit, RISE and SURGE.