Wordlock® was one of the top 100 new inventions in the Invent Now America competition hosted by the PTO and QVC.

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Words are our most natural form of communication and easier to remember than a series of numbers. The patented Wordlock algorithm allows you to use thousands of words for your own security on luggage, bikes, lockers, job sites and anywhere else you need it. That breakthrough innovation changed an industry that had remained virtually stagnant for over 150 years.

Todd Basche invented the first Wordlock because no one in his family could remember number combinations. When he couldn’t find a Wordlock to buy, he just made one himself. Now, Wordlock products are sold in countries all around the globe. For Todd's business development, he won the Staples Invention Quest in 2005 and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office awarded Wordlock the “Top 100 New Inventions” distinction at the Invent Now America competition.

Todd Basche, Inventor

Todd Basche has 20 years experience in engineering, research and development, and product management. Prior to founding Wordlock, Inc., Todd was VP of Software Applications at Apple where he was responsible for creating iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie and iDVD. Before that, he was VP of Research and Development with Remedy Corporation, founding VP of Engineering at Visioneer, and an engineer with Sun Microsystems.

Rahn Basche, Co-Founder

With a Masters degree in clinical social work and family counseling, Rahn knows how to reach and motivate people. Rahn directs all Wordlock marketing efforts, and she heads the new product development group. Before cofounding Wordlock, Rahn served as Director at Mentor, Inc., where she created a for-profit foster care model to match high-risk children with families. At Kaiser Permanente, Rahn developed a program to identify life-threatening behavior in high-risk students. She has also served as Board President of Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet in San Francisco.

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