Ritual Motion

A new creator and community platform designed exclusively for gamers.

Ritual Motion

A new creator and community platform designed exclusively for gamers.

Providence, RI
Gaming
We aim to take the best components of Twitch, Discord, Ted Talks, and Clubhouse and provide a new alternative platform where gamers, esports fans and gaming organizations can better promote, share, and monetize their assets and brands.

$533,504

raised
140
Investors
$20M
Valuation
$2.00
Price per Share
$100.00
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1.07M
Offering Max
Reg CF
Offering

$533,504

raised
140
Investors
$20M
Valuation
$2.00
Price per Share
$100.00
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1.07M
Offering Max
Reg CF
Offering

Rewards

Get rewarded for investing more into Ritual Motion:

$100+
Investment
StartEngine Owner’s Bonus
This offering is eligible for the StartEngine Owner’s 10% Bonus program. For details on this program, please see the Offering Summary section below.
$100+
Investment
RM Newsletter
Invest $100+ and get Ritual Motion Newsletter
$500+
Investment
RM Newsletter +$50 Store Credit
Invest $500+ and get Ritual Motion Newsletter+ $50.00 Ritual Motion Store Credit
$1,000+
Investment
Investor Networking Access +$100 Store Credit
Invest $1k+ and get Ritual Motion Newsletter + $100.00 Ritual Motion Store Credit + Access to Ritual Motion Investor Networking Events + Exclusive platform updates
$2,500+
Investment
Invite to Investor Events and 2% share bonus
Invest $2.5k+ + and get Ritual Motion Newsletter + Access to Ritual Motion Investor + Networking Events + Exclusive platform updates + 2% Share Bonus
$5,000+
Investment
Live Q+A and 5% share bonus
Invest $5k+ and get Ritual Motion Newsletter + Access to Ritual Motion Investor Networking Events + Access to Ritual Motion “Annual Investor Meeting” + Invitation to Live Q+A with the Ritual Motion Team + Exclusive platform updates + 5% Share Bonus
$10,000+
Investment
1-on-1 Founders Meeting and 10% share bonus
All perks from $5k tier + One-on-One Session with Ritual Motion Founders + 10% bonus shares

Reasons to Invest

Booming Industry: The U.S. gaming market is projected to surpass $65.49 billion in 2021 and the global gaming industry is projected to be worth $256 billion by 2025.
Experienced Team: Founders bring a unique and rich history of developing successful social commerce platforms. Executive team brings expertise in the esports and gaming space, deep knowledge of digital media, content creation and years of experience in brand development.
Rapid Growth: The Ritual Motion brand has amassed 300 million in audience reach and engagement since the company launched. In its first 100 days, Ritual Motion’s new creator and community platform -- GUILD: Gamers United in Live Discussion -- streamed more than half a million minutes of live video content and collected 2,000 registered members (audience reach and engagement is a compilation of analytics for Ritual Motion's brand reach and audience interactions including but not limited to media exposure, owned web properties, social platforms, event attendance and email marketing).

OVERVIEW


Create, Collaborate and Share for the Good of Gamers

Ritual Motion was formed in 2018 after founders Dana Paul and Bill Cesare recognized an opportunity to better organize a fragmented but rapidly growing gamer community. Their mission was to build a social community platform based upon authenticity, diversity and inclusion...where gamers could create, collaborate and share exclusive content. 


Ritual Motion’s new creator and community platform, GUILD: Gamers United In Live Discussion, was launched in 2021 after a year of development and testing. Creators can launch their own GUILD "Channel" -- and curate live streaming sessions with an enhanced, intimate audience experience. The platform will offer multiple options for Channel monetization with our next phase including donations, subscriptions, premium services, etc. Built into the road map for platform improvements in 2022 will be to integrate the ability to sell custom physical products, NFT's and have crypto currencies accepted for payment.  Video content will be made available for on-demand viewing and this will pave the way for the launch of an ad-revenue model that could be shared with creators.



THE PROBLEM


Creators in the gaming community are looking for equality, discoverability and a more meaningful experience with audiences. 

The “Creator Economy” is growing at a similar rate as the $455 billion “gig economy” and gamers are playing a large part. While the industry has over 2.7 billion gamers worldwide, we believe there is no other resource that effectively supports the creator economy for gamers and esports.



THE SOLUTION


A growing creator community: Gamers United in Live Discussion

Ritual Motion’s GUILD  was designed to support the creator economy for gamers.  This exclusive social sharing and collaboration platform allows gamers to create, collaborate, and share content with a more deliberate and enhanced audience experience. 


Ritual Motion’s creator community is made up of thought-leaders, visionaries, and community-builders —who are all harnessing the positive power of gaming through a suite of tools featuring live video streaming, live networking and free on-demand content.


RM GUILD will be the place that gamers…

  • Create and host live video sessions through a suite of easy-to-use tools.  
  • Collaborate with the audience through chat, Q&A functionality, polls and live video.
  • Share in a live networking experience.

In addition to live-video content, Ritual Motion also produces curated, editorial content covering subjects that support the overall wellbeing of the community with dozens of articles, videos and social posts each month.





CREATOR BENEFITS:

  • Immediate Earning Potential: Get paid “out of the gate”; No minimum audience requirements
  • Accept Donations: Accept tips from fans; Payment by crypto currencies is planned for 2022
  • Sell Goods e-commerce: E-commerce integration planned will allow creators to sell physical and digital assets including NFT’s
  • Manage Subscriptions: Monthly subscription fees 
  • Promote Special Access: Special events and private access




THE MARKET


$256 Billion global industry

Sources: $66.9B 202 US Video Game Market Size19B+ Mobile Gamer spend in Q2 2020$10.5B Merger & Acquisition Value Q1 2021


With a sought after consumer demographic, a large and growing audience and a focus on a singular ‘interest-based’ community, we aim to steal high value market share from the likes of Twitch and YouTube, while growing our company using the same mechanics of Clubhouse, which achieved a $100 Million valuation with just 1,500 active members, and reached $1 Billion valuation in 8 months.


OUR TRACTION


Audience reach and engagement of 300 million and counting

Ritual Motion has seen rapid growth since the launch of RitualMotion.com which is home to the Ritual Motion GUILD platform. To-date, Ritual Motion has collected 300 million in audience reach and engagements (270M Total Media Exposure 2021 (Meltwater), 23.5M Facebook Reach, 1.7M Email Newsletters, 1M Organic Twitter Reach, 1M Pageviews To-Date, and 3.8M in other methods of engagement).


*The above graphic contains images of our beta application which is currently not available for general use.


Ritual Motion’s GUILD by the NUMBERS: Since the launch of the beta version in late May 2021, in the first 100 days the platform has:


  • Gathered more than 2,000 registered members
  • Hosted more than 100 curated sessions
  • Featured 75+ influential speakers and creators 
  • Delivered more than half a million minutes of live-video content to our community...


...and we’re just getting started.  With the launch of RM GUILD’s next phase in Fall 2021, our creators will have complete access to all of the easy-to-use tools required to rapidly increase content production and own the experience with their audiences. 


 RITUAL MOTION PARTNERSHIPS

  •  XPLeague; the first nation-wide, coach-led esports club program  
  • Razer; the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, software and systems
  • The following partners have launched  Ritual Motion GUILD channels in our beta phase:         
    • PlayVS (Gaming & Esports Tournament Platforms)
    • XPLeague (Coach-led Esports Programs)
    • Varsity Esports Foundation (Gaming Non-profit)
    • COPE; Coalition of Parents in Esports (Gaming Non-profit)
    • Optimal Ambition (Professional Esports Org)
    • Game Quitters (Gaming Non-profit)
    • WarriorGMR (Gaming Non-profit)


WHY INVEST


For the good of gamers

We believe that Ritual Motion will be the most active and preferred digital space where millions of gamers create, collaborate and share content for a stronger, more united community, and one that helps creators get discovered and paid fairly.



In the Press

Medium

The Future of Gaming: “A balance between the gaming world we love and a healthy, mindful lifestyle” With Dana Paul of Ritual Motion

Thrive Global

Dana Paul of Ritual Motion: “Every successful game has a great storyline think of Super Mario”

NBC

Play a game, change a life: Ritual Motion raises money for Toys for Tots

Geek Mom

Attend Ritual Motion’s 2021 Esports College Fair Virtually

Franchising Industry News

XP League Partners With Ritual Motion To Launch Virtual Coaching App

Business Wire

Razer Leads the Way to Peak Performance With a Focus on Esports Wellness

Digital Media ME

This #WorldMentalHealthDay, it’s time to address wellness in tech

Offering Summary


Company

:

E-Sports Ventures, Inc.

Corporate Address

:

206 Waterman Street, Providence, RI 02906-4301

Offering Minimum

:

$10,000.00

Offering Maximum

:

$1,070,000.00

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$100.00











Terms


Offering Type

:

Equity

Security Name

:

Common Non-Voting Stock

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

5,000

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

535,000

Price per Share

:

$2.00

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$20,000,000.00











*Maximum Number of Shares Offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See Bonus info below.

Time-Based:

Friends and Family - First 72 hours | 15% bonus shares

Super Early Bird - Next 7 days| 10% bonus

Early Bird Bonus - Next 7 days | 5% bonus shares

Amount-Based:

$100

Perk Title: RM Newsletter

RItual Motion Newsletter

$250

Perk Title: RM Newsletter +$25 Store Credit

RItual Motion Newsletter

$25.00 Ritual Motion Store Credit

$500+

Perk Title: RM Newsletter +$50 Store Credit

Ritual Motion Newsletter

$50.00 Ritual Motion Store Credit

$1,000+

Perk Title: Investor Networking Access +$100 Store Credit

Ritual Motion Newsletter 

$100.00 Ritual Motion Store Credit

Access to Ritual Motion Investor Networking Events

Exclusive platform updates

 

$2,500+

Perk Title: Invite to Investor Events and 2% share bonus

Ritual Motion Newsletter

Access to Ritual Motion Investor Networking Events

Exclusive platform updates

2% Share Bonus 

 

$5,000+

Perk Title: Live Q+A and 5% share bonus

Ritual Motion Newsletter 

Access to Ritual Motion Investor Networking Events

Access to Ritual Motion “Annual Investor Meeting”

Invitation to Live Q+A with the Ritual Motion Team

Exclusive platform updates

5% Share Bonus 

 

$10,000+

Perk Title: 1-on-1 Founders Meeting and 10% share bonus

Ritual Motion Newsletter 

Access to Ritual Motion Investor Networking Events

Access to Ritual Motion “Annual Investor Meeting”

Invitation to Live Q+A with the Ritual Motion Team

One-on-One Session with Ritual Motion Founders 

Exclusive platform updates

10% Share Bonus 

*All perks occur when the offering is completed.

StartEngine OWNer's PERKS

Ritual Motion will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed by investors that are eligible for the StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. OWNer's bonus.

This means eligible StartEngine shareholders will receive a 10% bonus for any shares they purchase in this offering. 

For example, if you buy 100 shares of Non-Voting Common Stock at $2.00 / share, you will receive 110 shares of Non-Voting Common Stock, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $200. Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.This 10% Bonus is only valid during the investors eligibility period. Investors eligible for this bonus will also have priority if they are on a waitlist to invest and the company surpasses its maximum funding goal. They will have the first opportunity to invest should room in the offering become available if prior investments are cancelled or fail.

Investors will only receive a single bonus, which will be the highest bonus rate they are eligible for.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

Example - The Company might incur Irregular Use of Proceeds that may include but are not limited to the following over $10,000: Vendor payments and salary made to one's self, a friend or relative; Any expense labeled "Administration Expenses" that is not strictly for administrative purposes; Any expense labeled "Travel and Entertainment"; Any expense that is for the purposes of inter-company debt or back payments.

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$105,190.00 USD
$11,821.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$83,216.00 USD
$8,025.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$1,796.00 USD
$1,796.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$112,330.00 USD
$18,979.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$55,106.00 USD
$15,700.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$311,631.00 USD
-$258,179.00 USD

Risks

A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Updates

Milestone Alert! Ritual Motion Passes $500,000 in Committed Investments

1 day ago

Our campaign has hit a major milestone!  We are humbled and so grateful to have exceeded $500,000 in committed investments to our StartEngine equity crowdfunding campaign.  A massive THANK YOU to our investors for your belief in our mission and our team.  We welcome you to the Ritual Motion community and we can't wait to share more about our progress and plans.  We have some exciting announcements coming shortly!


 


Ritual Motion: Gaming for Good in Partnership with Toys for Tots

3 days ago


Ritual Motion’s Gaming for Tots program is returning this December and we are excited to announce our calendar of events in support of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.  Once again we’re teaming up with our community of gamers, affiliates and influencers to bring joy to less fortunate children during the holiday season.   

Ritual Motion was founded with a core mission of supporting the positive growth of the gaming and esports community through the promotion of authenticity, diversity and inclusion.  Part of this commitment has taken the form of social impact activations, or virtual events, that mobilize the Ritual Motion audience around a cause by using gaming for good.  Gaming for Tots 2021 will be the eighth in this series of social impact events which also includes two years of Ritual Motion’s Playing for Pride program held in partnership with The Stonewall Foundation.  In June 2021, Playing for Pride included a charity tournament along with a powerful GUILD session featuring several speakers representing the LGBTQ+ gaming community.  Watch it on-demand here >>

Launching December 1st, Gaming for Tots 2021 features the following activations: 

  • 11 Days of influencer and affiliate streaming events (schedule below)

  • A charity gaming tournament open to the Ritual Motion community

  • Ritual Motion GUILD panel to educate and shine a light on the positive impacts of “Gaming for Good” 

  • Donations collected via Ritual Motion's Tiltify page 

Last year Gaming for Tots reached hundreds of thousands and generated almost $5,000 in donations for Toys for Tots.  The program saw more than 800 gamers participate in the Smash.gg charity tournament which awarded cash and prizes valued at $2,500 including products from sponsors such as Razer, HyperX and Fifth & Ninth.  Ritual Motion anticipates building on this success with the additional activations planned for 2021.  We hope you’ll join our community in supporting this worthy cause!


$450,000+ in Committed Investments & GUILD Membership Reaches 2500

4 days ago

We hope our Ritual Motion community of supporters had a safe and very happy Thanksgiving.  We are incredibly thankful for the support of the investment community and are excited to report that we have passed $450,000 in committed investments through our StartEngine campaign!

We’re also happy to announce that we have passed 2,500 registered GUILD members including creators and speakers!  Visit our updated “Create a Session” page for more detailed information about the benefits of becoming a registered member.  The platform is set up much like other video streaming sites, but GUILD has some very unique qualities including — 1. It’s dedicated to GAMERS and 2. All sessions have the option to include a live-video networking event afterward inviting the AUDIENCE to join the speaker(s) on camera in a video chat environment.


$400,000+ in Committed Investments; Spotlight on GUILD Content: Bitcoin & Gaming and The Deep Fake

14 days ago

We've reached OVER $400,000 in committed investments in less than four weeks since launching our StartEngine campaign.  We are so grateful for this amazing community of supporters.  Thank you for helping us reach this incredible milestone!  We’ll be investing into growing our community of creators and in delivering meaningful live and on-demand video content for all gamers.

We have had some incredible personalities creating content on GUILD over the past few weeks.  Catch our interview, “An Introduction to Deepfake and A.I.” with Chris Ume a VFX/A.I. artist who is widely known for his “deeptomcruise” TikTok page and was recently featured on 60 Minutes.

And be sure to stop by GUILD tonight for a LIVE video interview at 8:00 pm EST with Ritual Motion CEO, Dana Paul and cryptocurrency expert, Chris Reed, host of the “Level Up Experience Podcast,” to learn more about the connection between Bitcoin and gaming.


Notice of Funds Disbursement

16 days ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Ritual Motion has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Ritual Motion be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

$300,000+ in Committed Investments and Here’s What’s Streaming this Week on Ritual Motion GUILD

17 days ago

We are so excited to report that Ritual Motion has passed $300,000 in committed investments in less than three weeks since our StartEngine campaign launch.  We are so grateful to our community of investors and have so much in store that we are looking forward to sharing in the coming weeks.

Every week, new live streaming sessions are happening on GUILD featuring experts and community members who are sharing knowledge and stories covering topics across the gaming and esports spectrum. Here’s a list of a few upcoming sessions you won’t want to miss!  If you’re not a member yet, all you have to do is register for a free account to gain access to all live sessions, unlock the ability to host your own session, interact with chat functionality and attend live networking hubs!


Can’t Miss On-Demand Content

Ritual Motion’s first-ever Gamer Health & Wellness Summit was held last week, in partnership with Razer Inc. Thank you to the audience who tuned in and hung out!  We collected over three amazing hours of content featuring more than a dozen expert speakers covering various topics in mental and physical health related to gaming and esports. Catch it on demand at the links below and be sure to check out the chat streams from the day:



Ritual Motion GUILD Taps Creators from the Podcasting Community

22 days ago

Ritual Motion GUILD has identified a growing trend among its creator community -- podcasters are increasingly using the GUILD platform to create content.  Podcasting as a content medium has been on an upward trend with recent data reporting that 55% (155 million) of the US population has listened to a podcast – up from 51% in 2019 (Infinite Dial 20).

“We’re really excited to see podcasters coming to the GUILD platform,” said Crystal Mills, VP of Content at Ritual Motion.  “The suite of tools we’re offering to produce turn-key, live-video and audio content solves for some of the hurdles that podcasters face in producing content.  And by including a live audience and interactive networking hub to each session, podcasters get to tap into a whole new dimension in producing content that will ultimately help them craft a better user experience for their listeners.”

Episodes of Crystal’s very own podcast, Power Level, go live every Wednesday at 12 PM EST exclusively on GUILD. Each episode is also released on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and other podcast outlets every Friday. 



Ritual Motion Receives Media Coverage in The Business Journals

24 days ago

We’re happy to report that the Ritual Motion brand and our StartEngine campaign have been gaining media attention both inside and outside of the gaming industry. We’ve been featured in multiple media outlets including a story in The Business Journals.  Here’s an excerpt from the piece which included an interview with Ritual Motion CEO and Co-Founder, Dana Paul:

“RitualMotion, founded by Rhode Islander Dana Paul in 2018, just launched its new GUILD (Gamers United In Live Discussion) platform, which Paul said is focused on “peer to peer” video experiences.  

“If I’m watching you on Twitch, I’m just in the audience,” he said in an interview. “We can’t have a conversation on your gameplay or your techniques, or tips and tricks.”"

To read the complete article, follow the link below:

The Business Journals: Rhode Island startup Ritual Motion is trying to build a new kind of gaming community




$200,000+ in Committed Investments and Announcing the Gamer Health & Wellness Summit

about 1 month ago

We are excited to report that in the first three days of our equity crowdfunding campaign on StartEngine we passed the $200,000 mark in committed investments.  Thank you to our investors and welcome to the Ritual Motion community!  Your investment will support our mission to create experiences, products and services FOR THE GOOD OF GAMERS.

We’re also pleased to announce the upcoming Ritual Motion Gamer Health & Wellness Summit in partnership with Razer. Ritual Motion’s CEO, Dana Paul, and VP of Content, Crystal Mills, will host a group of mental and physical health experts, esports professionals and gaming industry insiders live on Ritual Motion’s GUILD on November 11th from 4:00 ET - 7:00 ET.  

The virtual summit is free to attendees and will cover everything gamers need to know to keep on top of their health while staying on top of the leaderboards.  The event will feature a series of panels, roundtable discussions and live networking sessions on the Ritual Motion GUILD platform. 

Follow this link to preview the agenda and see a list of featured speakers.  Don’t forget to RSVP!


Campaign Update and Release of New Features on RitualMotion.com

about 1 month ago

Our StartEngine campaign is off and running!  We're excited to report that in our first 24 hours we passed $100,000 in committed investments.  THANK YOU to all of our investors! We are so happy you have joined our community.  

Behind the scenes we quietly had another major launch this week -- a refresh of RitualMotion.com.  

Our website has been updated to place Ritual Motion's GUILD front and center to our visitors.  Here are some other new features we launched:

  • Members of Ritual Motion GUILD can now create and host their own sessions

  • New users can register using Google, Facebook, Twitter or Discord logins

  • On-demand sessions can be browsed by category: Health & Wellness, Esports, Diversity & Inclusion, Gaming, Career & Industry, Education

  • Members can browse sessions from organizations in our Channel Partners section

  • Hosts can set up the opportunity to receive tips and subscriptions via the My Account section

If you’d like to see Ritual Motion GUILD in action, we’ve had a fantastic lineup of sessions this week -- if you missed them live, catch a few of them on demand below.  You’ll need to create a free account to access the content, so we hope you’ll become a member of our GUILD!



Welcome from the Team at Ritual Motion and a Message from our CEO

about 1 month ago

Welcome to our StartEngine equity crowdfunding campaign!  Ritual Motion was formed in 2018 with the mission to develop content, products and experiences FOR THE GOOD OF GAMERS. We are so appreciative of the support of our extraordinary community of gamers and everyone who has followed us through our journey as a startup. Thank you! Today we’re excited to announce our StartEngine equity crowdfunding campaign where everyone can be an investor! 

“Since Ritual Motion’s launch we’ve developed a strong presence in the gaming and esports industry by harnessing the positive power of the community and creating products, services, and content for the good of gamers,” said Dana Paul, CEO and co-founder of Ritual Motion. “With the launch of our StartEngine equity crowdfunding campaign, we’re inviting our community to be part of this special step in our company’s evolution.”


startengine.com/ritualmotion

We look forward to keeping our investor community up to date with more information!


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