089 : Rodney Williams : Tech Innovator

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Rodney (@rodneybwilliams) was born deaf and started his first business at a young age renting out kids magazines to parents at his mom’s hair salon. Rodney has gained his hearing is now the co-founder of LISNR which uses in-audible sound technology to create new ways for brands to interact with customers and has attracted clients such as Budweiser, Roc Nation and Sony and recently raised $3.5 million in funding.

You’ll hear Rodney discuss his path to building a 22 person team, the confidence that comes from being confident, and that if you’re thinking about going after your dreams, stop thinking.

“I’m breaking rules. My company is breaking rules. Even the type of CEO I am – I break rules. I tend to walk in and I look like the intern, or something else, but I’m not, and I’m actually about to blow you away and you’re going to be giving me a check or two.” – Rodney Williams

For more on Rodney and LISNR:

Lisnr on Facebook
Rodney on Instagram
Rodney presenting at R/GA Demo Day:

Mentioned in this episode:

Swedish House Mafia
Budweiser Made in America Festival
Proctor & Gamble
Cintrifuse Startup Incubator
Chris Ostoich
Jon Cropper
Timothy Draper
Draper University
R/GA Accelerator

(Feature photo via Morgan Stanley)

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