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.
Expanding into the commercial, automotive industry, and beyond. 40+ team members, 20+ major partnerships (7 of which are #1 in their market and geography), 200M+ global doors locked and unlocked in 65 countries worldwide, 500,000 locks powered by UniKey, 1 million users, 15+ patents, raised more than $20mm in venture capital.
Meet our Executive Team
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.
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 lock 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.
Chief Financial Officer
Tony brings a wealth of experience to UniKey having spent more than 20 years in senior financial roles in the software and consulting industries. His experience includes driving two IPO’s and over thirteen mergers and acquisitions at previous companies. Most recently, Tony worked for global giant, Chiquita Brands International, as VP of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer and holds numerous certifications, including CPA, CIA, CFE, and CGMA. As UniKey’s CFO, Tony leads the company into future growth and investment plans.