Nobuyuki Akimoto's departure from NTT Docomo Ventures comes as insurance firm Sompo commits up to $80m to TransLink to manage its corporate venture capital fund.

Nobuyuki Akimoto, formerly the head of NTT Docomo Ventures, the corporate venturing unit of Japan-based telecommunications company NTT, joined US and Asia-focused venture capital firm TransLink Capital this month as a managing partner. Akimoto, one of GCV’s Rising Stars in 2016 (pictured speaking at the Global Corporate Venturing Symposium last month – on left, with Matthew Koertge…

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