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 expands into the commercial market - signs first two partners. Kwikset Kevo 2nd generation launches.


UniKey establishes several strategic partnerships, expands senior management team, and closes next venture capital round.


UniKey expands into the automotive industry and launches several new mobile key products.


Expanding into the commercial, automotive industry, and beyond. 40+ team members, 18+ major partnerships, 250M+ global doors locked and unlocked in 65 countries worldwide, 500,000+ locks powered by UniKey, 2.5 million users, 15+ patents, raised more than $20mm in venture capital.

Meet our Executive Team

Phil Dumas

Founder and CEO |

An Engineer by degree, but an entrepreneur by practice, Phil Dumas has played key roles in several startup companies. Most recently, Phil founded Unikey Technologies, a secure mobile key platform and experience company. With extensive product development, large customer management, turn-around, and M&A experience, Phil has helped UniKey land over 20 partnerships with several industry-leading security manufacturers. 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.

Tam Hulusi

Executive Vice President |

Dr. Hulusi’s distinguished international career spans both the Security and IT systems industries. He was most recently the Senior Vice President responsible for corporate strategy, technology innovation, and intellectual property at HID Global, the leading global ID and access control company. He was also responsible for managing a portfolio of over 900 patents and establishing the corporate strategy and acquisition initiatives. Today, Dr. Hulusi is a senior executive and consultant for UniKey Technologies; providing invaluable insight and industry knowledge.

Daniel Bailin

SVP Sales and Marketing |

Daniel is a seasoned technology executive with over 20 years of strong technical and business experience in the physical access control, biometric, and semiconductor industries. Prior to UniKey, Daniel led the innovation and strategy activities for the physical access control business unit at HID Global. His expertise includes growing relationships while developing strategies for emerging technologies with machine learning, artificial intelligence, blockchain, and IoT. Daniel holds degrees in electrical engineering and chemistry.