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)
42 (est)
LISNR was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, US

LISNR Office Locations

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

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Founding Date


Total Funding

$14.4 m

Latest funding size

$10 m

Time since last funding

almost 2 years


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

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Lisnr’s data-over-audio technology aims to replace QR code scanning, NFC

 A startup called Lisnr wants to replace NFC and QR codes with a new technology that sends data over audio — a communication protocol it’s calling Smart Tone. The technology it’s invented can be used across a number of applications, including point-of-sale transactions, ticketing and authentication,…

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