VoyagerX grows people and teams
that build AI products.
Tech in Asia, June, 23, 2021.
SoftBank Ventures Asia, the early-stage VC arm of SoftBank Group, announced that it has participated in the US$27 million series A round of South Korea-based artificial intelligence startup VoyagerX. SoftBank Ventures, Altos Ventures, and Yellowdog invested US$9 million each in the round. Founded in 2017, VoyagerX develops AI-based solutions to solve everyday problems. These include solutions such as vFlat, a mobile scanner app that analyzes curved surfaces of documents or books and scans them flat, and video-editing app Vrew. It also created Ownglyph, which converts a person’s handwriting into a personalized font.
[MINT] Toss, VoyagerX... There are companies in Korea that work like Netflix
The Chosun Ilbo, October 12, 2020
Nam Se-dong, who was renowned as a founder from the'genius developer', said, “We are going to work like this, too, when he sees the recently released Netflix corporate culture book'No Rules' (original title'No Rules Rules'). Many Korean startups are like that.” When he joins Voyager X, an artificial intelligence (AI) software developer he founded in 2017, he receives information about the company. The first item is'Ruleruul'. CEO Nam was Neowiz in 1998 He is a developer who created the web-based chat service'SayClub' as an intern, and after moving to Naver, he developed a photo shoot app'B612', which recorded 300 million downloads. I am trying to apply it.”
The genius developer of'B612', who also attended Naver, "Hear half of what your seniors say"
JoongAng Ilbo, 2020.05.06
“Most of the students who are told that they are good at studying in Korea write down the words of the teacher as they are and say that they follow the words of their seniors. Even college students just accept the professor's words. I hope not. The world keeps changing, so don't listen to your seniors too well. Isn't there a story that a person who dreams of becoming an idol group singer can refer to from a senior singer who only sings trot, or something that doesn't? BTS couldn't be born if they accepted the advice of'Practice singing while it's time to tweet'.”
The genius who developed One-click chat program says "Deep learning will turn over the world."
JoongAng Ilbo, 2019.11.12
“Deep learning (a computer's self-learning method that analyzes and infers patterns) will bring a bigger paradigm shift than PCs, the Internet, and smartphones. That much, the shape of our lives will change greatly. Many jobs will disappear and be created. It is natural for people to feel anxious and fearful. But as with other technologies in history, artificial intelligence will enable humans to reach their greater potential and live happily. I believe so.”
VoyagerX CEO Nam, Sedong interview
Estima's Internet Story, 2019.03.05
With this young developer group, Bansu is a college student intern, and CEO Nam is fiercely challenging a project that solves problems with artificial intelligence. When new ideas come up, they ask social media to discuss and verify them fiercely.
“I have done 20 to 30 projects. Some were discarded in 2-3 weeks. We're making things that can produce amazing results with Wow.”
AI that gives subtitles will be the savior of 'video hard work'?
Biz Korea, 2018.10.26
Transforming speech into text made a surprising change. It is now possible to configure the editing timeline in the form of a word processor or PowerPoint rather than a'bar' form. It is possible to grasp at a glance what, when, where, and what'I' in the video said. In addition, you can intuitively find edit points so that the words you wish to enter into the video can be well connected. For example, if you click on the text'Fool', you can find the part of the video that says'Fool', and if you delete the text'Fool', the part of the video that says'Fool' is erased.
Founder and CEO
VoyagerX Co-founder (2017-)
LINE Service Manager (2009-2015)
Naver Web Robot Development Team Leader (2006-2009)
Neowiz SayClub Development Team Leader, Planning Team Leader (1998-2005)
KAIST Department of Computer Science
Chairman of the Krafton Board of Directors
VoyagerX Co-founder (2017-)
Chairman of the 4th Industrial Revolution Committee (2017-2019)
Co-founded Bon Angels (2008-2017)
Co-founded Krafton (formerly Bluehole) (2007-)
Founded First Snow (2005-2006)
Founded Neowiz (1996-2005)
KAIST Department of Computer Science
Genius developer Nam, Sedong's view
on deep learning.
Byung-gyu Chang: Why I Never Stop Challenging Myself
Leader at vFlat
Having been interested in deep learning since 2017, Mu-gung joined VoyagerX in January 2018 to develop vFlat and launched it in 2019.
In 2016, he founded Masmas Studio, a one-man company, and launched chart-topping paid apps such as <Dex Max> and <Film Series>.
In 2010, he founded OGQ and launched the <OGQ Wallpaper> app, which accumulated over 100 million downloads and became the world's most popular app for half a year.
He majored in computer science at KAIST and led the development of major products at Sairam and Nowcom during his special military service.
When he was 18, he developed and sold a mail collection/sending system jointly with his acquaintances, after which he developed about 10 outsourced projects while studying.
He started programming at the age of 9, and at the age of 17, he received the Minister of Information and Communication Award for first place in a national programming competition; two years later, he received the award again.
Leader at Vrew
After joining VoyagerX in February 2018, he made a prototype of <Vrew> in 2 weeks and launched the service in 5 months.
At XL Games, he was the head of content programming for <Civilization Online> for 5 years, from 2012 to 2017.
At Nexon, he was responsible for the stable operation and content development of <Crazy Arcade> for 5 years, from 2007 to 2012.
He worked at CCR for 2 years, from 2003-2005, and developed anti-hacking solutions applied to <Fortress> and <RF Online>.
From 1999 to 2007 at Korea University, he majored in computer science, with a minor in business administration.
Leader at Ownglyph
Since joining VoyagerX in October 2019, he has led a turnaround of the Ownglyph project, which was on the verge of being canceled but is now the top revenue-generating service at VoyagerX.
During his internship at VoyagerX in 2018, he led the development of <Doctor Blur>, a photo restoring app.
He led a deep learning research project for one year in 2019 at the System Design Laboratory of the Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering at Seoul National University.
He majored in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering from 2012 to 2019 at Seoul National University and excels in both mathematics and engineering.
HR Advisor at VoyagerX
As the CEO of Quantum Insight Co., Ltd., he has been in charge of personnel advisory for VoyagerX since September 2020. He has been working in HR and organization planning for 28 years, with a focus on global tech and HR strategy consulting, and has worked with a variety of companies ranging from large domestic and foreign conglomerates to startups in Silicon Valley.
Currently, Seonghyun is focusing on HR consulting, management advice, and executive coaching for start-ups and large companies in high-tech industries such as AI, Robot, Biopharmaceuticals, Health, FinTech, and Entertainment & Media.