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LISNR enhances experiences by uniquely engaging fans & consumers while they are experiencing the things they love.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Media and Entertainment
  • Location Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded March 2012
  • Employees 9
  • Website

Company Summary

LISNR aims to change the way that consumers engage with audio by turning what has traditionally been a passive listening activity into an interactive mobile experience. LISNR is a mobile application that utilities inaudible sound wave technology to passively trigger consumer interactions during auditory experiences. We are currently scaling the music industry, allowing popular artists to create second screen experiences for their fans.


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    Rodney Williams

    Rodney Williams is aiming to change the way consumers interact with audio. Prior to Lisnr, Williams spent 4+ years at Procter & Gamble leading a number of digital and point of entry media efforts, often being noted as one the most innovative young talents within the company. Prior to P&G, Williams spent 2 years in Biz Dev for Lockheed Martin and 4+ years leading a collegiate digital agency focusing on consumer acquisitions and CRM management.

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    Chris Ridenour

    Chris Ridenour graduated from University of Cincinnati with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, during which he worked at Procter & Gamble. While at P&G, he worked on integrating new technologies into employee productivity, but quickly found a passion for web development. After graduating, Chris joined Rockfish Interactive leading projects to build backends for both web and mobile applications. He's actively involved with the local startup scene.

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    Nikki Pfahler

    Nikki Pfahler splits her time between the business and creative worlds. As a self-taught designer and marketer, she enjoys doing freelance work for local small businesses, startups and non-profits. Nikki is passionate about participating in the startup community, and contributes time to the local initiative StartupCincy, co-organizes Startup Weekend Cincinnati and serves on AIGA Cincinnati’s board as Startup Chair.

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    Josh Glick

    Josh Glick is the Chief Product Officer at Lisnr and an experienced iOS developer. He spends his days trying to forge the best native experiences on the iPhone and sleeps next to a copy of Apple's "Human Interface Guidelines". Josh is always ready to rant about the latest movie he's seen. Sightings have been rumored in the daylight, but most people report seeing him lurking around after the sun has set.


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    David Willbrand
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    Tracy Barach

Previous Investors

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    Pat Hull
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    Star Angel Network