CEO, Co-Founder & Chief Member Advocate
Chief Operations Officer
Co-Founder & VP of Advanced Technologies
VP, Client Success
VP, Marketing & Communications
Board of Directors
F. Scott Moody
Chairman & CEO
Scott Moody is the co-founder and CEO of K4Connect, a mission-centered technology company creating solutions that serve and empower older adults and individuals living with disabilities. Moody previously was the co-founder and CEO of AuthenTec, the only public company ever acquired by Apple and its technologies led to the introduction of the Touch ID. Although Scott had retired, it was on a trip to Rwanda that he was inspired to start another company, but only when he met someone that had MS that he realized that the technologies they were developing could make a real difference in the lives of those the company now serves.
Ben Yu, Ph.D.
Sierra Ventures, Managing Director
Dr. Yu is currently a Managing Director at Sierra Ventures, a highly respected Silicon Valley venture fund that has raised over $1.2 billion for investments in early stage startups. His investment focus is within the IoT, IT & Cloud Computing, and Mobile Communications industries. Dr. Yu is fascinated by disruptive technologies and, as an investor, is passionate about helping entrepreneurs turn technologies into successful products that the world has not seen before, creating new categories. Prior to Sierra Ventures, Dr. Yu was a Senior Systems Architect and Project Manager at 3Com.
Novak Management Consulting
Terri Novak brings over 30 years of management experience in a variety of service industries, including over 24 years in senior housing. For the past 18 years, Novak served as the Chief Operating Officer at Kisco Senior Living where she was responsible for the management of all of Kisco Senior Living communities, including independent, congregate, assisted living, home care and continuum of care campuses (CCRC). As a member of Kisco’s senior leadership team, Novak led the day-to- day operations and was responsible for operations and developing and refining programs that led to the continuous improvement of resident care and hospitality, as well as overall financial performance and leadership development.
Manish Agarwal, Ph.D.
AXA Venture Partners, General Partner
Based in New York City, Manish’s primary focus is on making early stage investments in the US and helping young companies grow and scale. He sits of the boards of a number of AXA Venture Partners portfolio companies including, among others, Neura, Bee Financial, Limelight Health and PriceMethod. Prior to joining AVP, Manish held a number of investing, operational and strategic roles. Most recently, he was the Head of Financial Protection for AXA US, responsible for the company’s life insurance business. He also led AXA’s investment in Planmember and the disposal of the MONY closed block. Manish started his career at McKinsey & Co. where he led client teams in engagements across strategy, corporate finance and operations & technology.
Topmark Partners, Managing Partner
Steve Lux is responsible for the overall operations of Topmark Partners, which includes sourcing, underwriting, and executing the firm’s growth equity investments. He is based in our Tampa, Florida headquarters. Prior to Topmark, Steve was the founding partner of Stonehenge Capital’s Florida Fund in 1998. His team established a track record of investments in 17 growth-stage businesses located in the Sunshine State. Previously, Steve spent 17 years with Bank One and its predecessor in Dallas, where he led a team of commercial lenders that focused on middle market buyouts and financed technology enabled businesses. He later joined Bank One’s Capital Markets Group where he originated venture capital, private equity and corporate finance transactions throughout Texas and the Southwest. Steve earned a B.A. in Economics at Tulane University and an MBA from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University.
Forté Ventures, Partner
Louis Rajczi has been a Partner at Forté Ventures since 2013 where he has been responsible for investments in a variety of industries including communications, automotive, industrial technology and digital media. Louis currently sits on two boards in addition to K4Connect; Element Analytics and Urgent.ly. Louis brings over 25 years of experience prior to joining Forté Ventures, holding executive roles in companies ranging from startups to Fortune 1000 companies, and worked across both North America and Europe. His career stared with a variety of engineering roles (specializing in digital media, intelligent infrastructure, security and telecommunications) and expanded to include product management, marketing, business and corporate development, and corporate venture capital. From 1998-2007, Louis was a Partner with Siemens Venture Capital, the $850 million venture capital arm of Siemens AG.
“K4Connect is a particularly exciting partnership for the Ziegler Link•Age Fund. Their approach to advancing the senior living industry is anchored in deep technology expertise, while maintaining a constant pulse on the needs of the residents and communities they support. We’re thrilled to add them to our specialized portfolio of companies that are dedicated to providing innovative solutions for this population that has historically been severely underserved by technology.”
– John Hopper, Ziegler Link•Age Fund Chief Investment Officer
“We’ve looked at a number of impressive technologies designed specifically for older adults over the years, yet K4Connect is the first company we’ve seen that can bring all these disparate technologies together into a single solution, not only for the senior living community operators, but also for the residents and their families. We’re excited about partnering with the K4Connect team, including all their prior investor advocates, to find new ways to bring the Company’s current and future solutions to the one billion people they hope to serve around the world.”
– Manish Agarwal, AXA Venture Partners General Manager