How to build a sound business


Over-the-Rhine-based Lisnr, co-founded by Rodney Williams and Chris Ostoich, has developed an audio technology that has it on track to become one of the nation’s hottest startups.

The door to Over-the-Rhine tech startup Lisnr’s old Court Street office was a nightmare. The locks were always being serviced, but they never seemed to work. At one point the company put a walkie-talkie at the door, telling visitors to give them a shout and someone would come down to let them in. Countless hours were wasted going up and down an elevator to let guests in.

An ironic problem to be sure for Lisnr, born in 2012 on the idea that data could be sent between devices using nothing but sound.

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Story excerpt provided by Cincinnati Business Courier.

Written by Andy Brownfield.

Originally published July 26, 2019.

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