Oleksandr Senyuk and Habtamu Mekonnen the founders of Keyreel know just how important online safety is to the masses. Senyuk currently works at DropBox in addition to founding Keyreel while Mekonnen works at Google.
“As software engineers, we like to keep our passwords strong and unique, but this made them difficult to remember for every account. We understand the strengths and weaknesses of different solutions, and we are not comfortable with the security of cloud-based password managers, and we found SMS-based multi-factor authentication and master passwords too disruptive. So we started talking about how to make a better solution. In the early days, we talked about keyless entry systems a lot because we liked its effortlessness. We set that as our goal for the ultimate secure login experience. We considered several different technologies that could achieve it, with the phone as the “key” and the computer as the “car” before landing on Bluetooth. It’s nearly universal, low energy, secure, and fast.”