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About LISNR is a high frequency, inaudible Smart Tone technology; a new communication protocol that sends data over audio.
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Mission LISNR is a high quality data-over-audio solution that allows you to interact with the world around you.

We aim to create a layer of exploration and discovery in audio. For now, we’re concentrating on building relationships, creating a great product and changing the world.
Description 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.
Awards Mondelēz Mobile Futures Participant, 2013

Marcus Graham Project Boot Camp Client, 2013

Cincinnati Business Courier Innovation Award Winner - Marketing, 2014

Webby Award Honoree – Music, 2014

TiE top 50 startups, 2014

Midem Lab Finalist, 2014

CBS, Local Innovation Demo Day Winner, 2014

Venture Ohio, Early Stage Financing of the Year Award, 2014

R/GA Techstars Accelerator, Class of 2015

Heineken Frontier Innovative Music Events Pilot Winner, 2015

Power Moves Detroit - Series A Pitch Competition Winner, 2015

Cincinnati Business Courier Innovation and Technology Award Winner - Most Promising Startup, 2015

CNBC Disruptor 50 list (#12), 2015

Digiday Content Marketing Award Winner - Best Content Marketing Tech Platform, 2015

Webby Award Honoree - Mobile: Events (Handheld Devices), 2015

Cannes Innovation Lion Award - Innovative Technology for Mobile, 2015

SXSW V2Venture - Innovative World Technologies , Las Vegas 2015

Visa, The Everywhere Initiative Winner - Visa Checkout usage, 2015
Founded March 2012
Products Smart Tones - LISNR's proprietary, high frequency Smart Tones are a secure, data-over-audio communication layer detected by mobile devices from any speaker. And they're completely inaudible to us humans.

API/SDK - Our API/SDK powers mobile devices to deliver content, messaging, and experiences. Simply drop in the code and customize for your audience.

LISNR Portal - We have a developed a sleek, web-based portal to manage your content and Smart Tones in minutes. Just upload your content, download a Tone and hit play.

Platform Plug-in - We've developed a platform that plugs directly in to your existing software applications, making it easy to bring LISNR technology to your users.

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