Yaroslav Boyko, Cofounder of Tagency


Who are you?

Yaroslav, co-founder of NeoCortext LLC and Tagency App.

Can you tell us the story of your business from idea to where you are now?

We have been developing our object detection/segmentation technologies based on artificial neural networks for several years. Once we were thinking how can we use them in mobile apps. We met our friend Vlad, who wanted to become an iOS developer. After a couple of hours of discussion and drinking beer we have decided to create a smart hashtag generator – Tagency, based on the current NeoCortext technologies.

What has been your biggest failure or struggle?

For our iOS developer it was first ever project, so the development took a bit longer than expected. Also at the beginning AppStore set the company name incorrectly, so we had to wait, until they changed the translit name- Neokortekst TOV.

And what has been your biggest achievement or success?

Our friend sent us a video from an international SMM conference, where our APP was advised as one of the best promotion tools for social networks.

What’s your must read business book?

Sam Walton «Made in America». I was inspired by stories about developing business from very beginning.

Who’s your most inspirational CEO or founder?

Elon Musk, one of the few people who can successfully do several things at once.

And can you tell us something weird or interesting about yourself?

I met my current partners 6 years ago and working during such a long period we still inspire each other and create great things based on machine learning.