The Story

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Last Lock was founded in 2019 by UW-Madison graduate and Minnesota native Jack Ryan. The company emerged from gener8tor’s 16-week Accelerator Studio program based in Milwaukee, WI.

The idea came to Jack as he was walking home and saw a tangled string of locks on a gate. This daisy chain system allows a select number of people access without having to copy and share keys. Additionally, it’s easy to add another user to the system by simply adding another lock to the chain.

Jack began to wonder how the simplicity of this access management system could be translated to an IoT device, and thus the driving concept behind Last Lock was born.

The Team

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Jack Ryan

Founder, CEO

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Electrical Engineering and Economics major with experience designing ultra low-energy electronic hardware

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Ashray Manur, Ph.D.

Director of Technology

Electrical Engineering, Ph.D from Wisconsin with experience in entrepreneurship, IoT, hardware and software.

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Rob Li

Director of Sales

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Seasoned sales professional and technical expert on data virtualization and storage. Rob specialties in Enterprise storage and Oracle/SQL DBA

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Rick Chopp

Director of Business

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MBA and a masters in Mechanical engineering with a background in construction management and sourcing

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Jaideep Bellani

Lead Software Developer

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Experience in full stack software development including React frontend, Javascript, MongoDB, and AWS implementation.

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Christian Schuster

Mechatronics Controls Engineer

Background in Electrical, Mechanical, and Firmware. With cross disciplinary experience in C/C++ and Python, SolidWorks, and Altium.  

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Alex Mahnke

Director of Software

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Physics, B.S. from Wisconsin who has previously launched a crowdfunded product that shipped to 13 countries. First Provisional Patent granted by 18 year old.

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Clayton Jiang

Director of Communications

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Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and Economics from Vanderbilt.

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Angela Lee

Analyst

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MBA from Wisconsin with extensive knowledge in financial models.

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Adam Johnson

Lead Mechanical Engineer

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Background in Mechanical and Mechatronics including SolidWorks, rapid manufacturing and development.

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Stefan Allman

R&D Engineer

Experience in manufacturing techniques such as CNC, Lathe, welding, etc. In addition to modeling with SolidWorks, CAM and more.

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