LISNR is a high frequency, inaudible Smart Tone technology; a new communication protocol that sends data over audio. It is a digital sound file that turns any speaker or piece of media into a beacon, working seamlessly across physical and digital spaces more effectively than all current solutions in the marketplace, most notably Bluetooth and traditional ACR. Our present business model targets content creators and brands, providing them a distribution platform for mobile that delivers unparalleled second screen experiences and proximity based messaging via the smart tones’ identification and triggering capabilities. LISNR aims to eventually be a technology standard for user authentication, peer-to-peer communication, and secure data transfer for connected devices in the evolving internet of things.
Company Growth (employees)
Cincinnati, US
Size (employees)
47 (est)+3%
LISNR was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, US

Key People/Management at LISNR

Rodney Williams

Rodney Williams

Founder & CEO
Eric Allen

Eric Allen

Chris Ostoich

Chris Ostoich

Co-Founder & Head of Partnerships
Josh Glick

Josh Glick

Co-Founder & Head of Product Development
Vicky Sagehorn

Vicky Sagehorn

Vice President, Finance
Austin Teames

Austin Teames

Head of Product Management
Andrew Singer

Andrew Singer

Technical Advisor

LISNR Office Locations

LISNR has an office in Cincinnati
Cincinnati, US (HQ)
920 Race St
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LISNR Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


Total Funding

$14.4 m

Latest funding size

$10 m

Time since last funding

about 2 years


LISNR's latest funding round in November 2015 was reported to be $10 m. In total, LISNR has raised $14.4 m

LISNR's Web-traffic and Trends

LISNR Online and Social Media Presence

LISNR News and Updates

LISNR and PILOT join Jaguar Land Rover incubator

 Jaguar Land Rover has brought two new startups into its Portland Tech Incubator: LISNR and PILOT Automotive Labs. Previous cohorts at the incubator have ranged from parking apps to drones; these two continue to build on JLR’s creative approach to the automotive future. LISNR uses ultrasonic audio t…

LISNR Company Life and Culture

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