UniKey is founded by Phil Dumas in Orlando, FL.
Phil is featured on ABC's Shark Tank and receives offers from all five investors.
UniKey receives $1.1M seed round investment lead by ff Venture Capital.
UniKey enters a licensing deal with Kwikset. The Kwikset Kevo product launches in 12 months.
UniKey lands second partnership with ERA and expands internationally.
UniKey raises Series A round: $13 Million.
UniKey establishes several strategic partnerships, expands senior management team, and closes next venture capital round.
Meet our Executive Team
Phil is a passionate access control visionary with over a decade of experience delivering mass market consumer access control products. Phil has a background in private equity, with two $100mm+ asset turnarounds and holds a BSEE from the University of Central Florida. He’s also known for his appearance on ABC’s Shark Tank where he was the first contestant to receive offers from all five sharks.
Steve has a 40+ year career of financial management, from starting out with Ernst & Young to managing a $120M business. Steve previously led through three major acquisitions, including Middleton Pest Controls’ sale to Sears, Roebuck and Greater Homes sale to Meritage Homes.
Ashley Herrera Smith
VP of Operations
Ashley works to secure and optimize the business while championing the vision and strategy. Ashley is an experienced entrepreneur who has grown and sold two startups while serving in the COO role. She oversees all HR operations as well as marketing operations at UniKey.
VP of Engineering
Will joined UniKey in 2013 as an Embedded Software Engineer and has been responsible for company growth and product development like few others can boast. Will leads all UniKey engineers, ensuring that product roadmaps support strategy and that we continue to innovate.
SVP of Quality
Pat is an award-winning executive who has been in the tech industry for 20+ years steering product and quality initiatives. As an entrepreneur, Pat co-founded and sold Zamurai Corp. to LogMeIn, Inc. 18 months after creation. Pat now ensures the highest standards of user experience and quality in all UniKey products.