F. Scott Moody was the co-founder and previous Chairman/CEO of AuthenTec prior to its acquisition by Apple in late 2012 (the only acquisition of a public company by Apple). Its fingerprint sensor technology is now the foundation of Apple’s new Touch ID on the iPhone 5S. As the CEO of AuthenTec, Scott raised over $70 million in venture capital (including such investors as Sierra Ventures, The Carlyle Group, Texas Instruments, China Development Bank and others) and led the company’s successful IPO (NASDAQ). Focusing on the PC and cell phone industries, Scott helped grow the Company from the original two co-founders to over 300 employees with development centers in Melbourne, Fl., Shanghai, China and Vught, The Netherlands. The Company also had over 200 patents upon its acquisition.
More recently, Scott co-founded K4Connect, a software platform company focused on the home and office automation markets. The Company’s first product, K4Home, brings together multiple and often incompatible “smart” devices into a single cohesive system, transforming what was the “smart”, yet often complicated, home into a simpler and more responsive environment.
Scott is also the Founder and Managing Director of First Talent Ventures, which focuses on advising and investing in early stage startups in the Southeast, as well as Rwanda. He is also an Entrepreneur-in-Residence with the Blackstone Network and a Venture Partner with Stonehenge Growth Equity Partners.
Scott began his career at Harris Semiconductor (now Intersil) in 1980 where he eventually became Divisional VP of a $200M division before founding AuthenTec in 1998. Scott received a BSIE from North Carolina State University and an executive MBA from the University of Florida.
The meeting will be held at the Columbia Convention Center on Friday, February 28th at 1 p.m.