JAPAN VENTURE AWARDS names HACARUS its winner for 2020


Japan’s biggest prize for start-up companies given to HACARUS for its efforts to bring lightweight and explainable AI to the Japanese and international markets.

FEB, 25, 2020 – Tokyo, Japan – HACARUS, the leading provider of lightweight and explainable AI, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded at the Japan Venture Awards. 

“I am honoured and humbled by this recognition, and on behalf of my entire team, want to express my sincere gratitude to the judges for highlighting the important work that HACARUS is doing to bring cutting edge AI solutions to the Japanese and international markets” said Kenshin Fujiwara, CEO and Founder.

The Japan Venture Awards are designed to be a recognition for entrepreneurs leading promising ventures with high growth potential that help solve social issues. HACARUS was selected as a winner for 2020 for its unique capabilities to provide highly accurate AI driven insights, even from small data and in low compute powered environments, allowing Japanese and global companies to stay ahead and reap the benefits of AI – in an economy where demographic shifts and increasing age is leading to a scarcity of expertise.

The awards, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, were held at Toranomon Hills Forum, today February 25th. In addition to awards for venture companies and entrepreneurs, venture capitalist that help grow the Japanese ecosystem were also recognized.


HACARUS INC., founded 2014, in Kyoto, Japan is the leading provider of explainable lightweight AI Tools, backed by Miyako Capital (Kyoto University) among others. Its 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. Hacarus proprietary AI engine is built using Sparse Modeling, an AI method that understands data like a human would – by its unique key features and is far more resource, time and energy efficient compared to deep learning. To learn more visit https://hacarus.com/

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