Renting a home is the world's oldest subscription service. People spend thousands of dollars every month for an experience that is outdated, inconvenient, analog, impersonal, and leaves a lot to be desired. Latch is working to make every building better, and while we've methodically executed this mission since our founding with great success, we're just getting started.
Leveraging our knowledge from companies like Apple, BCG, and IDEO, we’ve rethought how people interact with space. Latch delivers a full-building operating system designed to help owners, residents, and third parties like guests, couriers, and service providers seamlessly experience the modern building. We’ve done this by combining software, devices, and services into a holistic platform that make spaces more efficient, enjoyable, and profitable.
At our core we have always been and will always be a product company, and more than half of our employees work in product development roles today.
We approach our work with care and a sense of duty, to make the world a better space.
We pursue excellence. Our ability to persevere together allows us to go beyond expectations.
We believe in the strength of team over self. We embody empathy and respect. When disagreements arise, we communicate and commit.
Trust is the foundation of every strong relationship. We act and communicate with honesty and care.
We believe in the power of a diverse team. We embrace everyone’s differences and strive to create safe and welcoming spaces for all.
We have a vision for a better future and a desire to lead the way. We learn as we go and are unafraid of taking deliberate risks while remaining flexible to reach our goals.
We believe everyone’s privacy is sacrosanct. We base each decision on our commitment to protect all information shared with us.
CEO and Co-founder
SVP of Product Design Engineering
SVP of Partnerships and Integrations
CTO and Co-founder
Chief People Officer
Chief Revenue Officer
SVP of Supply Chain and Manufacturing
CDO and Co-founder
Chief Product Officer
Chief Real Estate Officer
Luke Schoenfelder is the founder and CEO of Latch. As the chief executive, Luke guides the vision and mission for Latch, helping to create better experiences for everyone at a modern building. Under his guidance, Latch has evolved from an industry-defining smart access company to a powerful software and hardware ecosystem that empowers building owners, property managers, and residents with more flexibility and convenience in how they interact with their space.
From launching Latch’s first access device to partnering with technology leaders like Google Nest, Luke has expertly expanded Latch’s presence in the market. As a partner to the country’s top developers including Brookfield, RXR, and Alliance Residential, Luke guides the Latch team as they continue to develop and deploy comprehensive solutions that surpass customer expectations and continually define the brand as an industry innovator. As a result, Luke’s leadership has helped Latch continually increase its revenue, bringing in more than $319 million in booked revenue since launch.
Luke has also spearheaded Latch’s fundraising efforts, most recently completing a $126 million Series B round with multiple customers investing in Latch, including Tishman Speyer, Brookfield Ventures, and RxR Realty and leading venture capital firms Camber Creek and Primary Venture Partners.
As a seasoned entrepreneur, Luke has extensive experience reimagining how people interact with their environments. Prior to founding Latch, he partnered with the Clinton Global Initiative and Habitat for Humanity to deploy his modular homes in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake. He also founded GridPotential, a company that developed smart electricity meters with built-in SIM cards designed to track energy usage and charge users through their mobile phones, to get people the utilities they needed in underdeveloped environments.
Prior to founding Latch, Luke spent four years at Apple within the Retail and Worldwide Government Affairs departments, working directly with the executive team, leading sales in the DC metro region, and supporting international market expansion.
He is a graduate of Georgetown University and also holds a Master’s degree from the Imperial College of London, where he studied as a Marshall Scholar.
Thomas Meyerhoffer is a co-founder and the Chief Design Officer at Latch, where he leverages his experience as a designer, innovator, and entrepreneur to blend the best of form and function in Latch’s industry-leading product design.
As a creator of some of the most remarkable, innovative sports and technology products of our time—like the translucent Apple eMate and his hourglass-shaped surfboards—Thomas’s designs are used by people all around the world everyday.
As head of design at Latch, Thomas and his team oversee the industrial and product design of Latch’s suite of software, hardware, and service products that power LatchOS. Under Thomas’s leadership, Latch products have received ten international design awards and counting.
Prior to joining Latch, Thomas was a senior designer at Apple, and a designer at IDEO.
During the last 20 years, Thomas has also designed iconic products for global brands ranging from Porsche and Coca Cola, to Cappellini and NEC through his eponymous design studio.
Thomas is the recipient of a wide range of design awards and patents. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Outside Magazine, The Surfer’s Journal, and in exhibitions at The Cooper Hewitt and London Design Museum.
Latch's diverse team leverages established expertise in more than 55 professional disciplines, including:
“At Latch, you will have the opportunity to wear many hats and try new things. If you want experience in areas outside your main role, the team is always willing to work with you to make that happen. Projects move quickly so you’ll get to work on many interesting things even in a short period of time. Technical and professional development comes naturally because you are tasked with meaningful work and there are always huge learning opportunities. In my four years at Latch, I have never been bored and am always excited to see what’s next!”
Staff Mechanical Engineer
“My favorite part of my job is collaborating with my colleagues. I’ve never had such a diverse set of peers–software, design, product, manufacturing, recruiting...the list goes on. I’m constantly learning from them, and their high level of care shows in the products we ship."
Senior Software Engineer
"Here at Latch, we’re not only socially mindful, but proactive about it. I can confidently sign onto work each day, and bring my best to the table without worrying about the uncertainty of the world, or our representation in it. Pair that with an encouragement to use cutting-edge cloud technologies among a pool of diverse thought leaders, and you end up with a pretty special workplace"
Software Engineer, Security
"The level of conviction the company has to its employees, and the causes we care about, helps to create a unique culture that allows for all of us to be our best selves while delivering the best products to our customers!"
Program Manager, Hardware
Latch is committed to having a team that reflects the society in which we work. To hold ourselves accountable, we are actively prioritizing and investing in organization-wide initiatives focused on the following pillars of our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts:
Latch's global headquarters is located in New York City, with additional offices in San Francisco and Taipei.