Tapkey is proud to be leading the digital access revolution. With strong IP (including patents for linking physical locks with digital IDs), great partners (including a top lock-maker supporting hardware development), and a robust business model (which features a simple transaction-based key-creating environment), Tapkey is poised to open new doors for consumers and business partners alike. Indeed, the company is committed to making it surprisingly easy and convenient for people to instantly and securely control locks of all kinds with just their smartphone or even chip-enabled credit card. At the same time, Tapkey makes it surprisingly easy, efficient, and profitable for all of our channel partners—from lock-makers to hospitality chains and more—to reduce costs and increase productivity by easily integrating and securely delivering this empowering and liberating technology to their end users, whether they’re hotel guests, car renters, office workers… or anyone who has ever used a conventional lock and key.
Tapkey’s leadership is a veritable dream-team of pioneers in digital breakthroughs. They’ve worked together for decades, and have winning experience in the digital realm, including CRM, big data, and security, as well as a successful background in developing large-scale, high-security customer solutions for telecom companies.
Gilbert Hödl, CEO & Co-founder
Gil is a passionate entrepreneur with a stellar track record for creating companies that derive their competitive advantage from customer centricity. These include for instance Lixto which was acquired by McKinsey & Company, Update Software and another startup called FitnessGoesOffice.
Gregor Zehetner, COO & Co-founder
Gregor knows how to turn visionary ideas into great products. He worked for companies such as Fabasoft, WDW ELBA and Phactum Softwareentwicklung where he was responsible for the areas mobile solutions and innovation.
Markus Minichmayr, CTO & Co-founder
Many of the revolutionary concepts and technology behind Tapkey can be traced to the inventive mind of Markus Minichmayr. He also holds multiple patents in the field. Before Tapkey he worked for the Austrian Institute of Technology and co-founded the software development company Phactum.
Jochen Schurich, Seniori Business Developer & Co-founder
Jochens strength lies in the development and implementation of technology solutions. Among his best-known projects are a telecom app for the German retailer Aldi (Aldi Talk), ecommerce platform Norman and several electronic locks. There he was responsible for creating promising concepts and prototypes.