LISNR Makes CNBC's Top 50 Disruptor List For the 3rd Year in a Row

Lisnr, a Serra Capital II portfolio company, was just named to CNBC's Top 50 Disruptor List on May 22. It is the third year in a row the Cincinnati-based company that send data over audio has made this list. In the sixth annual Disruptor 50 list, CNBC features private companies — from biotech and machine learning to transportation and retail and even exploring outer space — whose innovations are changing the world

In other news, Lisnr was mentioned in an article that posed the possibility of radio data transmission as an alternative to Wi-Fi, which Lisnr has been a driving force behind.

LISNR Announces Partnership with Synchrony Financial; Selected As CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honoree

Lisnr, a Serra Capital II portfolio company, has made some exciting announcements in the month of November.  LISNR announced it has secured a strategic investment from Synchrony Financial, a premier consumer financial services company. Additionally, LISNR shared that it has been selected as a CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honoree in the Software and Mobile Apps category for the second year in a row. The CES Innovation Awards is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products.

LISNR is the leading global provider of data-over-audio technology, a high frequency, inaudible Smart Tone technology; a new communication protocol that sends data over audio.

Source: http://lisnr.com/portfolio-items/lisnr-secures-strategic-investment-from-synchrony-financial/

Source: http://www.ces.tech/Events-Experiences/Innovation-Awards-Program/Honorees.aspx

LISNR CEO RODNEY WILLIAMS FEATURED IN FORBES

Rodney Williams, CEO of Serra Capital II's LISNR, was featured in a piece by Forbes on December 1. Rodney leads LISNR, one of the most disruptive companies in mobile connectivity and the Internet of Things.

The article highlights how Williams arrived at his big idea, and his journey of deciding to leave a fortune 500 company to build his own company in the Midwest from the ground up. 

Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/rodneywilliams/2016/12/01/how-i-arrived-at-my-big-idea/#758dfe8b1268

LISNR Honored by Consumer Electronics Show

LISNR, a Serra Capital II portfolio company, was recently honored at the Consumer Electronics Show as a top software product in 2017. LISNR is an inaudible secure ultrasonic protocol that sends data over audio. The company produces inaudible sound waves called Smart Tones™ to transmit data. 

Each year, the CES Innovation Awards give consumer technology manufacturers and developers an opportunity to have their newest products judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade press. LISNR was named to the Innovation Awards list as an honoree in the Software and Mobile Apps category. 

Source: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20161114005240/en/LISNR-Honored-Consumer-Electronics-Show-Top-Software

LISNR receives $500,000 from Cincinnati JumpStart’s NEXT Fund

Lisnr, a Serra Capital II portfolio company, has received $500,000 from JumpStart’s NEXT Fund. Lisnr is a downtown-based firm that transmits data using audio tones that can’t be heard by humans.  The money was part of a $10 million investment round it completed last year. 

JumpStart, the Cleveland-based venture capital firm, has invested in two Cincinnati companies, including Lisnr. JumpStart also has a $10 million fund that invests in women- and minority-owned firms throughout Ohio. 

Source: http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2016/09/07/cleveland-venture-capital-investing-millions-in.html

SIDEARM SPORTS TO BRING LOCATION-BASED MOBILE MESSAGING TO COLLEGE SPORTS FANS VIA LISNR

LISNR, a Serra Capital II portfolio company, has joined up with Sidearm Sports to bring location-based mobile messaging over audio to college sports fans. SIDEARM Sports is the industry-leader of digital technology for over 900 college athletic websites. LISNR is the creator of Smart Tones™, a new communication protocol for sending data over audio.

Jeff Rubin, President and CEO of Sidearm Sports enthuses, “What LISNR does is a game-changer for collegiate sports fans, and we’re building this technology into the school apps we are launching for a fan’s favorite university team or alma mater."

Source: http://learfieldsports.com/2016/08/lisnr-sidearm-sports-to-bring-location-based-mobile-messaging-to-college-sports-fans/

LISNR Named #45 on CNBC's Disruptor 50 List

LISNR, a Serra Capital II portfolio company, was included in CNBC's fourth annual "Disruptor 50 List," on June 7, coming in at #45. For the past four years, CNBC features private companies in 15 industries — from aerospace to financial services to cybersecurity to retail — whose innovations are revolutionizing the business landscape. LISNR also made the list in 2015. 

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. 

Source: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/06/07/2016-cnbcs-disruptor-50.html#st_refDomain=t.co&st_refQuery=/ymRlnzZvn8

Event Communication Changing With LISNR's Audio Tone Technology

Serra Capital II company LISNR is quickly showing how audio tones are changing the way people communicate and interact with the events they attend. 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.

In the past year LISNR's “Smart Tones” technology has been used at events such as Budweiser’s Made in America festival, the Grammy awards, and Cleveland Cavaliers home games. At Budweiser’s Made in America festival in Philadelphia in September, Lisnr’s Smart Tones were transmitted through the existing speaker infrastructure to send guests a variety of notifications in the event app. Examples included a welcome message as they arrived at the event, information about water station locations, and a discount for an Uber ride as they approached the exits.

Source: http://www.bizbash.com/how-audio-tones-are-changing-event-communication/new-york/story/32277/#.V0TMlpMrLBI

How LISNR is changing the advertising industry

LISNR, a Serra Capital II portfolio company, was featured on Forbes.com on May 10. 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.

LISNR is changing the advertising industry through sound. With LISNR's technology, it will allow advertisers to send data to people’s smartphones everywhere they are, whether at home or in a stadium or walking by a store, regardless of whether there was wifi or bluetooth available. LISNR is making waves in the advertising world by allowing brands to participate and communicate with phones across the entire path to purchase using the devices they already have. 

Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/baldwincunningham/2016/05/10/how-sound-will-shape-the-advertising-industry/#974863d7237d

LISNR Raises $10 Million Series B Round Led By Intel

LISNR, a Serra Capital II portfolio company, was featured on Techcrunch on November 3. LISNR is an audio-based marketing and content distribution platform that activates the sound around consumers to deliver content intelligently and easier than ever before.

The audio-beacon start-up has just raised a $10 million series B round led by Intel Capital to further advance the product as “a true protocol to connect devices across a number of different verticals,” LISNR co-founder and CEO Rodney Williams told TechCrunch.

Earlier this year, Intel announced it would be creating a $125 million diversity fund, to invest money in startups with female or minority founders. Intel’s investment in LISNR is the latest one that comes from this fund. 

Source: http://techcrunch.com/2015/11/03/audio-bea...

LISNR Selected as Part of Visa’s Everywhere Initiative

LISNR, a Serra Capital II portfolio company, was one of three companies selected as part of Visa’s Everywhere Initiative, which challenged young companies to help Visa give people new ways to conduct transactions, inspire millennials and win loyalty with rewards programs. LISNR will help head the initiative to drive digital commerce and develop a new way to make mobile payments.

LISNR is an audio-based marketing and content distribution platform that activates the sound around consumers to deliver content intelligently and easier than ever before.

Source: http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news...

LISNR Wins Gold at 2015 Cannes Lions International Festival

LISNR, a Serra Capital II portfolio company, was awarded a Gold Lion award for Innovation in the Mobile category at the 2015 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Considered the Oscars of the advertising industry, the Cannes Lions brings together the world’s top talents in advertising, design and related fields.

LISNR is an audio-based marketing and content distribution platform that activates the sound around consumers to deliver content intelligently and easier than ever before.

Source: http://www.canneslionsarchive.com/winners/...

LISNR Named To CNBC’s “Most Disruptive” List

LISNR, a Serra Capital II portfolio company, was named to CNBC’s “50 Most Disruptive Companies” list on May 12. The high tech startup out of Cincinnati was listed no. 12 among those poised to unseat corporate giants. The list features private companies in 16 industries that the news network thinks are revolutionizing the business landscape.

LISNR is an audio-based marketing and content distribution platform that activates the sound around consumers to deliver content intelligently and easier than ever before.

LISNR Named To CNBC’s “Most Disruptive” List

LISNR, a Serra Capital II portfolio company, was named to CNBC’s “50 Most Disruptive Companies” list on May 12. The high tech startup out of Cincinnati was listed no. 12 among those poised to unseat corporate giants. The list features private companies in 16 industries that the news network thinks are revolutionizing the business landscape.

LISNR is an audio-based marketing and content distribution platform that activates the sound around consumers to deliver content intelligently and easier than ever before.

Source: http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/blog...

LISNR Featured on WSJ.com

LISNR, a Serra Capital II portfolio company, was featured on wsj.com on June 27. LISNR is an audio-based marketing and content distribution platform that activates the sound around consumers to deliver content intelligently and easier than ever before.

The article outlines the current status of LISNR, including its most recent funding rounds and the technology itself.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/venturecapital/2014/06/27/lisnrs-audio-beacon-technology-reaches-users-through-sound/