Lisnr named one of TEN startups outside Silicon Valley to watch

Lisnr, a Serra Capital II company, was recently named to VentureBeat's "10 Startups Outside Silicon Valley to Watch in 2018" list. Criteria for the list included influx of venture capital, new promising hires, and agreements or partnerships with a large new customers.

Lisnr develops ultrasonic audio technology that uses inaudible Smart Tones to transmit information. 


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. 


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.