Almost four years since founding, Internet of Things startup K4Connect is grabbing the attention of investors and senior living community customers across the East Coast. Its flagship product, K4Community, empowers senior residents with automation technology to improve their quality of life, while equipping caregivers and assisted living coordinators with the tools to ensure just that.

K4Connect’s investors include prominent Silicon Valley firms like Intel Capital and Sierra Ventures, which are providing funds to expand the Raleigh-based team and secure partnerships with a growing number of major senior living providers.

More in the timeline below on how all of this came to fruition, plus some hints at what’s to come in the Raleigh company’s future.