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17 Chicago startups to watch in 2017

Founded by UChicago Booth grad Resha Shroff, VirtualKEY creates automated, virtual key exchanges for vacation rentals like Airbnb.Read more


50 Chicago startups to watch in 2017

For our annual top 50 startups to watch list, we looked at companies years that are poised to usher in a new era of innovation, creativity and success. VirtualKEY eases the pain points around key exchanges, integrating with a number of smart lock brands to offer digital keys that can be tied to times and dates.  Read more


This 'virtual key' startup is piggybacking on the Airbnb, VRBO craze


We automatically get all of the reservations and the guest details, and we send the guest a VirtualKEY on their phone. Read more


Daily Travel Startup Watch: Ticcet, VirtualKey and More

These are the newest travel startups from Angel List vying for travelers’ interest and investors’ attention. Read more


Swipe right to unlock: How VirtualKEY streamlines vacation rentals


There are other companies that do key exchange for vacation homes, but they would either actually meet your guest in person to give them your key and charge $45 per key, or leave your key in a café or deli nearby, making the guests do the work. There’s no one out there right now who’s connecting multiple smart locks to multiple booking sites and automating the entire key exchange. Read more