Tommy Kim is the CEO of Orfeo SoundWorks. He consulted the sound quality of Smart TVs and Smartphones to global companies. He was funded by the national institutes to conduct four research about noise-canceling technology. As a result, he made over 50 patents for his own company. Based on his achievement (Inner-mic technology), his company was honorably selected for 300 Korean Tech start-ups. Applying the world-first Inner-mic technology to headphones, his company won the innovation award 2016 in CES, the largest consumer electronic exhibition in the world. After his company got funding from Naver, a Google-like company in Korea, he integrated the Inner-mic technology into AI platforms to develop AI earbuds called MARS with a real-time translation feature. MARS won the Best of innovation 2018, only given for one company in the headphone category.