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About Hacarus

Company Background

Hacarus started out in 2014 as a healthcare AI venture, with a mission to achieve health and a long life through a nutritious diet. From the beginning, we used AI technology (artificial intelligence) to optimize food and nutrition balance on an individual level.

Our main differentiation is our Sparse Modeling methodology, which works efficiently with small amounts of data. That’s why we call our approach Small Data AI.

We believe that, in the long term, increasing the availability of proprietary technologies helps to advance the human condition, reducing poverty and inequality in the world. Distributing our Sparse Modeling AI to firms creates greater efficiency and productivity in society. In practicality, this translates to being able to better diagnose diseases, learn useful medical insights, and bring cheaper products to consumers through efficient manufacturing practices.

Looking to the future, we plan to extend our technology to an even greater number of sectors and applications to aid in making human lives healthier and longer.

Our office – Address and access map

Kyoto head office

Kikusan Bldg. 3F Room 302
112 Machigashiracho Nakagyo-ku
Kyoto-shi Kyoto 604-8206 Japan

5-minute walk west from Karasumaoike Station on the Karasuma Line

Manila branch office

1408-A 88 Corporate Center, 141 Valero Street cor., Sedeño Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City

Chief Health Officer

Hacarus is not only innovating in AI technology – we are also exploring new ways to keep our team healthy and happy.

With our Chief Health Officer, we have put a focus on the well-being of each of our team members. Engineers, who spend many hours every day in front of a computer, are likely to develop back issues from their sitting posture. At the Hacarus office, each team member can take part in exercises several times per week, to avoid such issues.

Machine Learning Community

Our team members are actively engaged in the local and international machine learning community. As part of this engagement, we co-organize the monthly machine learning meetup in Kansai.

We also release some of our software projects as Open Source on GitHub. This way we strengthen our dialog and knowledge exchange with the AI tech community.
Check out our projects on GitHub.

Team members

Kenshin Fujiwara
Kenshin Fujiwara

Kenshin Fujiwara

CEO
Takashi Someda

Takashi Someda

CTO
Naoki Kitora
Naoki Kitora

Naoki Kitora

CDO
Akihiro Hojo

Akihiro Hojo

CFO - Certified Public Accountant
Marcel Takagi
Marcel Takagi

Marcel Takagi

VP of Product
Mitsutaka Shiraishi

Mitsutaka Shiraishi

Edge Engineer
Tomomi Kikumoto
Tomomi Kikumoto

Tomomi Kikumoto

Health Fitness Programmer
Jeanne Bernice Q. Boon
Jeanne Bernice Q. Boon

Jeanne Bernice Q. Boon

Project Manager
Niño Eclarin
Niño Eclarin

Niño Eclarin

Software Engineer
Christine Alachupas
Christine Alcachupas

Christine Alcachupas

Software Engineer
Aldrin Bautista
Aldrin Bautista

Aldrin Bautista

Software Engineer
Keiichiro Takahashi
Keiichiro Takahashi

Keiichiro Takahashi

Data Scientist
Ryuji Masui
Ryuji Masui

Ryuji Masui

Data Scientist
Satoshi Yamamori
Satoshi Yamamori

Satoshi Yamamori

Data Scientist
Yoshinobu Ogura
Yoshinobu Ogura

Yoshinobu Ogura

Data Scientist
Junpei Goto

Junpei Goto

Data Scientist
Takuma Tanaka

Takuma Tanaka

Data Scientist
Jumon Nozaki

Jumon Nozaki

Data Scientist
Yohei Maeda

Yohei Maeda

Data Scientist
Yuuki Kawano

Yuuki Kawano

Edge Engineer
Genki Takahashi

Genki Takahashi

Data Scientist
Hayato Futami

Hayato Futami

Data Scientist
Megumi Minato

Megumi Minato

Accountant
Rikka Kaijo

Rikka Kaijo

PR
Kaoru Kawamoto

Kaoru Kawamoto

Advisor
Masayuki Ohzeki
Masayuki Ohzeki

Masayuki Ohzeki

Chief Science Advisor
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Corporate Profile

Company name

Hacarus Inc.

CEO

Kenshin Fujiwara

Established

January 14, 2014

Investors

  • Miyako Capital
  • Innovation Engine
  • Capital Medica Ventures
  • Ohara Pharmaceutical
  • Essential Pharma
  • Medi Future
  • PALTEK
  • Kaga Electronics
  • Chushin Venture Capital
  • Senshu Ikeda Capital
  • Kyogin Lease Capital
  • Darma Tech Labs
  • Shinichi Okamoto (Former CTO of Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Hiroyasu Koma (GLM Co., Ltd. CEO)
  • Taizo Otsuka (KAKAXI Inc. CEO)
  • Kenshin Fujiwara

Advisors

  • Masayuki Ohzeki (Tohoku University, Graduate School of Information Science)
  • Kaoru Kawamoto (Shiga Universiy, Data Science Department)
  • Ohki Kentaro (Kyoto University, Graduate School of Informatics)

Main bank

  • Mizuho Bank Kyoto-Chuo Branch
  • Kyoto Chuo Shinkin Bank Main Branch
  • Bank of Kyoto Main Branch
  • Senshu Ikeda Bank Kyoto Branch

Customers

  • Tipness Limited
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Japan Inc.
  • Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.
  • NTT West Corp.
  • DENSO Corp.
  • Tokyo Electron Technology Solutions Limited
  • Tokyo Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.
  • AVC Multimedia Software Co., Ltd.
  • Panasonic Home Appliances Company
  • iRobotics Inc.
  • … and many others