Accentus hits funding, sales milestones

If the name Accentus sounds familiar, that’s because it probably is.

The Hanover-based firm was the winner earlier this year in the initial Start Up New Hampshire business plan competition, garnering a $40,000 prize for its efforts.

The company – which makes auditory display technology – recently closed its first outside funding round, with a $300,000 investment by Jim Rubens, the former state senator and occasional New Hampshire Business Review columnist, who also will join the company board.

The company also recently registered its first product revenue in June with customers Credit Suisse First Boston and Barclays Capital. The firm now says it counts seven of the top 10 Wall Street firms as its customers or product development partners.

The company’s technology presents data using music-like sound to improve comprehension and decision-making in operational environments subject to visual data overload, like stock trading.

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