Why We Started This Company
We believe that to have a truly successful social enterprise with real global impact, it has to be cool. And what’s cooler than music? The problem is that although the headphone market is massive now, none of the existing brands were making headphones for the millions of people like us. Headphones that have great sound quality, beautiful design, great price points and eco and social values. In other words, none of that massive market was sounding, looking and doing good.
What Sets Us Apart
Guitars, pianos, violins are made out of wood - why not headphones? This allows each one of our products to be 100% unique. For every pair sold, LSTN helps restore hearing to a person in need through the Starkey Hearing Foundation. It’s our belief that for social enterprise to become accepted in the mainstream, the products have to be able to stand on their own and the social component should just be the cherry on top, and LSTN makes GREAT products.
Our Keys To Success
- Our core team has strong relationships in the music, distribution, fashion, logistics spaces that we are leveraging for tastemaker seeding, brand partnerships, retail introduction and artist relationships.
- Signed distribution/sales deal with Alliance - physical logistics/sales team for major reta- Signed partnership deal with INgrooves (distributor of 500+ record labels worldwide) - Signed deal with Starkey Hearing Foundation (largest hearing charity in the world) - Signed marketing/charitable partnership with Spotify (20+ million users) - Constructed influential advisory board - Ido Leffler, Jonathan Teo, Robb McDaniels - Significant ecommerce sales - Press includes Today Show, WSJ, HuffPo