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Inspiration: Five Stories

Scott Moody
Running Time:60:00 minutes
Event Date(s)
4:00 PM
Friday, November 10
CFCC - Daniel's Hall

Five Stories. Five ordinary people. From a funeral in the middle of rural America, to a coffee shop in the middle of Africa. The people that made a difference in my life, who changed me, encouraged me, inspired me.  It’s doubtful you ever heard of them before, or will ever hear of them again.

Five ordinary people. Five people that made a difference.  They’re in your life too. You just have to listen. With your heart.

F. Scott Moody is the co-founder, CEO and Chief Client Advocate of K4Connect (Raleigh, NC), a mission-centered company that creates solutions that serve and empower older adults and those living with disabilities. The Company enhances its clients lives through an integrated connected-life software platform that brings together the best in home automation products, health and wellness technologies, and communication and social functionality. K4Connect’s products enable simpler, smarter living environments and healthier lives, while fostering family and community engagement both digitally and physically.

Previously, Scott was the co-founder and CEO of AuthenTec (Melbourne, FL) prior to its acquisition by Apple in 2012 (the only acquisition of a public company by Apple). AuthenTec’s fingerprint sensor technology is now the foundation of Apple’s Touch ID. As the CEO of AuthenTec, Scott raised over $70 million in venture capital (including Sierra Ventures, The Carlyle Group, Texas Instruments and others) and led the company’s successful IPO. The Company had over 230 patents upon its acquisition.
Scott began his career at Harris Semiconductor (now Intersil) in 1980 where he eventually became Division VP of a $200M division before co-founding AuthenTec in 1998.

In addition to his activities with K4Connect, Scott is the Founder of First Talent Ventures, which invests in early stage startups and funds in underserved markets. He is also a venture advisor to Cofounders Capital and Stonehenge Growth Equity, an advisor to the National Science Foundation’s ASSIST program centered at NCSU, a member of the Advisory Board of NCSU’s ISE Department and a member of Shaw’s University’s President Council. He most recently served as a board member of Hope International (Microfinance) and an Entrepreneur-in-Residence with the Blackstone Entrepreneur Network.

Scott received a BSIE from North Carolina State University and an executive MBA from the University of Florida.

Scott lives in Raleigh NC with his wife Katherine and they have three adult daughters.