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Unlock the Potential of Every On-Prem and Digital Interactions with Ultrasonic Proximity Technology

LISNR® is the standard in ultrasonic proximity technology. Via a secure and scalable Radius SDK, LISNR® sends micro-communications using sound waves between any device that has a speaker and microphone.

With our advanced data-over-sound technology, businesses can unlock the potential of every on-prem and digital interaction through seamless, scalable, and secure proximity detection, contactless transactions, and proximity marketing, delivering personalized, intelligent, and dynamic experiences that drive revenue, engagement, and loyalty.

Sound is Better.

In 2012, one single belief brought LISNR’s founders together: ultrasonic technology is a superior, safer, more accessible choice for data transmission. These individuals understood the growing need for a device- and platform-independent solution for sending short communication back and forth at the software level. They believed that companies shouldn’t have to spend on costly hardware or processes to drive more friction-less and connected experiences.

To fill the need, they developed the idea of a software solution for encoding data into inaudible tones. On a three-day, SXSW-bound, Cincinnati StartupBus, LISNR® was born, pitched, and moved to a seed round. Over the past 7 years, LISNR has raised over $35M and pioneered many advancements in ultrasonic technology, ultimately driving its usage in payments today.

LISNR®: Contactless Data Transfer Using Data-over-sound

LISNR’s proximity solutions  facilitate secure, seamless and contactless data transfer. Powered by a ubiquitous device & OS platform, LISNR’s non-captive near-field association provides proof-present authentication enabled through proximity tokens. From entry validation to payments and fulfillment, LISNR empowers merchant micro-moments across the customer journey.

Headquartered in Cincinnati, LISNR is currently deployed in 8 countries via multiple global partners. LISNR powers transactions and connects the online to offline customer journey globally with the most advanced near Ultrasonic Data Platform. Founded in 2012, LISNR’s major investors include Visa, Intel, Jump Capital, Mercury Fund, R/GA, and Synchrony Financial.

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Our Team

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Eric Allen

CEO & President

Short Bio

Eric Allen is the CEO of LISNR®, having led the company’s international growth since 2018. Eric ensures our team is aligned with our goals and objectives. Using his years of expertise and passion for technology, Eric also assists our clients in solving their payment and customer experience challenges.

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Rodney Williams

Co-Founder

Short Bio

Rodney Williams is a Co-Founder of LISNR®. He served as the CEO till August 2018, during which time he served our clients by solving complex problems with his years of entrepreneurship and tech expertise.

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Vicky Sagehorn

SVP of Finance & Operations

Vicky Sagehorn

SVP of Finance & Operations
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Warren Williams

Vice President, Customer Success

Warren Williams

Vice President, Customer Success
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Sam Banzhaf

Head of Product & Engineering

Sam Banzhaf

Head of Product & Engineering

Andrew Singer, Ph. D.

Technical Advisor

Andrew Singer, Ph. D.

Technical Advisor
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Oz

Protocol Architect
LISNR_Headshots_Paul Dehmer

Paul

Software Engineering Manager