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Type of site
Social networking service
Founder(s)Adrian Scott

Ryze is a social networking service designed to link business professionals, particularly new entrepreneurs. The site claims to have over 1,000,000 members in 200 countries, with over 1,000 external organizations hosting sub-networks on the site. Founded in early 2001 by Adrian Scott, it was one of the first of a new generation of social networking services and was a heavy influence on Friendster, founded by early Ryze member, Jonathan Abrams, in 2003. Ken Berger was the first external member of Ryze, joining in June 2001.[1]


The site has been mentioned in publications including Forbes,[2] Newsday,[3] The New York Times,[4] The Boston Globe, USA Today[5] and others.


  1. ^ "Ken Berger Ryze Networking Home Page".
  2. ^ "Getting Connected". Forbes. Retrieved 2020-11-17.
  3. ^ Kitchen, Patricia. "How Ryze Gave Rise to These Five Other Job Sites". Newsday. Retrieved 2020-11-18.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ Tedeschi, Bob (2004-02-09). "E-COMMERCE REPORT; Social Networks: Will Users Pay To Get Friends? - New York Times". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-04-24.
  5. ^ Hopkins, Jim (December 9, 2003). "Investors court social-networking sites". Usatoday.Com.

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