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Bringing the next generation of instruments to all industries

At HACARUS, our aim is to provide truly innovative digital solutions by applying our award winning Sparse Modeling technology.

As a leader in the AI industry, we have contributed to over 100 customer projects since 2014. Through our experience and technical capabilities, we help firms achieve digital transformation objectives. HACARUS solutions are used in the Medical and Manufacturing fields to enable humans to make better, faster and more reliable decisions, based on AI driven insights.


Company Profile

Company name HACARUS INC.
Representative Director Kenshin Fujiwara, Takashi Someda
Established in 2014
Board of Directors
  • Kenshin Fujiwara (CEO)
  • Takashi Someda (COO)
  • Yasuhiro Imamura (CFO)
  • Rio Ohnishi (Head of Industry Division)
  • Hiroaki Okahashi (External Director)
  • Shinichi Okamoto (External Director)
  • Akihiro Hojo (Auditor)
  • Satoshi Kawaoto (External Auditor)
Corporate Investors
  • Miyako Capital
  • Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.
  • Ohara Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
  • Innovation Engine, Inc.
  • MTG Ventures
  • Daikin Industries, Ltd.
  • Capital Medica Ventures
  • MediFuture (株式会社メディフューチャー)
  • Essential Pharma Co., Ltd.
  • PALTEK Corporation
  • Kyogin Lease & Capital Co.,Ltd.
  • Resona Capital Co.,Ltd.
  • Chushin Venture Capital co, Ltd.
  • Kaga Create Co., Ltd.
  • Senshu Ikeda Capital Co., Ltd.
  • PARKINSON Laboratories Co., Ltd.
  • Bussan Animal Health Co., Ltd.
  • Monozukuri Ventures Inc.
Other Investors
  • Shinichi Okamoto (Former CTO of Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Taizo Otsuka (CEO of KAKAXI Inc.)
  • Kenshin Fujiwara & other members of the management team
Technology Partners
  • Intel Corporation
  • NVIDIA Corporation
  • Masayuki Ohzeki (Tohoku University, Graduate School of Information Science)
  • Kaoru Kawamoto (Shiga Universiy, Data Science Department)
  • Ohki Kentaro (Kyoto University, Graduate School of Informatics)
Partner Banks
  • Resona Bank Kyoto Branch
  • Mizuho Bank Kyoto-Chuo Branch
  • Kyoto Chuo Shinkin Bank Main Branch
  • Bank of Kyoto Main Branch
  • Senshu Ikeda Bank Kyoto Branch
Certifications & Licenses
  • Type 2 medical device manufacturing and sales license (26B2X10039)

Our Offices

Kyoto Head Office Oike Building 8F
206 Takamiya-cho, Nakagyo-ku Kyoto, 604-0835, Japan
Other Offices: Tokyo / Shirahama


2023 Kyoto Wisdom Entrepreneurship Award 2023 Grand Prize
2023 11th Medtec Innovation Challenge Prize Winner
2022 The 52nd (Spring, 2022) Award for Encouragement of Lectures by the Japan Society of Applied Physics
2022 Daikin Innovation Pitch Challenge 2021
2021 INNOspace Masters Award
2021 AI Breakthrough Awards "Best Object Recognition Solution"
2020 TechBIZKON IV "Most Creative and Innovative Startup" TWENTY2X Award
2020 Best Japanese startup for French/EU market
2020 Nominated for the J-Startup KANSAI
2020 CB Insights AI 100
2020 Mitsubishi Electric Acceleration Program 2019 “Best Startup”
2019 EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 Japan Kansai Region Grand Prize in the Challenging Spirit Category
2019 FIN/CON 2019 Outstanding Performance Award
2019 DS Pharma Animal Health, Inc. New Business Exploration Program to Support Animal Health, Grand Prize

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