Global Brain (GB) has invested in HOKUTO, Inc. (HOKUTO), providing a clinical support app for doctors, through its GB-VIII Growth Fund Investment Limited Partnership (GB-VIII) as the lead investor.

HOKUTO provides a clinical support app for doctors. Along with the medical progress, the amount of medical information that medical professionals need to learn is increasing exponentially. On the other hand, medical professionals are so busy with their work that it is challenging to keep accurate knowledge.

The clinical support app "HOKUTO" enables users to obtain, store, and search various medical information required in the clinical site with a single app. Through quick access to evidence-based medical information, it lessens the burden on doctors. As a result, doctors can devote more time to each patient. More than 30,000 doctors are already using the app. With this funding, HOKUTO aims to further contribute to the medical industry by enhancing its products and collaborating with various medical-related professionals and organizations.

Global Brain decided to invest in HOKUTO, thinking highly of its outstanding product selected by many doctors, overwhelmingly passionate management team, and sincere companywide commitment to contribute to the medical industry. Through this investment, Global Brain will proactively leverage its resources to support HOKUTO's product enhancement and further business growth.


Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Hokuto Igarashi
March 2016
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GB-VIII Growth Fund Investment Limited Partnership
General Partner
Global Brain Corporation

About Global Brain

Tokyo, Japan
Yasuhiko Yurimoto
January 1998