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Venture Capital

Liu leaves SoftBank for Legalist
Sean Liu, previously investment director for SoftBank Investment Advisers where he led China-based initiatives on behalf of its Vision Fund, has joined Legalist.
Tigermed and Temasek target $62m for health fund
Tigermed has put up $12m for biotech-oriented fund TG Sino-Dragon Fund, which is also backed by Temasek and which has set a $62m target for its final close.
Ginkgo Bioworks brews up $350m Ferment Consortium
The $350m fund will provide capital for Gingko spinoffs and has attracted limited partners including Viking Global Investors, General Atlantic and Cascade Investment.
UTokyo IPC sets up First Round
JR East, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance, Mitsui Fudosan, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Takenaka are among the backers of UTokyo IPC's First Round accelerator.
Advocate Aurora adds to $75m Venture Investors fund
Venture Investors has now raised $75m for its latest vehicle, from limited partners that include care provider Advocate Aurora Health.
SoftBank Vision Fund shakes up investment team
Kristin Bannon and Serena Dayal have taken positions at SoftBank Vision Fund following stints at Morgan Stanley and Fortress Investment Group respectively.
Panache styles final close for first fund
Panache Ventures has closed its inaugural fund at $43.7m thanks to limited partners including Telus, helping the vehicle overshoot its target by almost 50%.
Buckner hangs up MD role at ATN Ventures
Laurel Buckner is heading to venture firm WestRiver Group as a managing director having helped ATN set up its corporate venturing arm.

Other News

Kelly takes German role at Techstars
Declan Kelly, formerly a founding partner at venture firm Amaranthine Partners, has joined the Germany-based investment team at accelerator Techstars.
Triventures gets halfway in $40m fund
Triventures, which already has several corporate backers, has raised more than half of the capital for a $40m fund it has launched with Chaim Sheba Medical Center.
Remagine Ventures rides corporates to $35m
The entertainment-focused venture fund has raised a total of $35m, with new backers Adways, Axel Springer and ProSiebenSat.1 joining the likes of Sky.
Corporates head to Mission Bay for $60m fund
Eli Lilly, Astellas Venture Management, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Zambon subsidiary Zcube all contributed to the firm's $60m third fund.
GA helps build Digital Base
Digital Base Capital has attracted a commitment from GA Technologies as it seeks to promote the property technology sector in Japan.
Elan chips in for $290m Vertex fund
Elan Microelectronics has contributed to a $290m fund raised by Vertex Ventures that has so far invested 10% of its capital in markets including Southeast Asia.

Editor's Picks

Analysis: CVC-backed deals as part of the entire VC realm
In this short piece, we provide a comparison of our GCV Analytics data with Pitchbook’s data up until the end of the third quarter of 2018.
Huashenghaoche drives series D to $210m
Minsheng Financial Leasing-backed online car marketplace Huashenghaoche has received $210m from investors including JD.com spinoff JD Finance and Goldman Sachs.
Innovent enters public markets with $421m IPO
Legend Holdings, Eli Lilly, Ping An, China Life and Taikang-backed Innovent Biologics priced its shares near the top of the range of to raise $421m.
Chehaoduo shifts into next round with $162m
Seven months after raising $818m in a series C round led by Tencent, Chehaoduo has added $162m in series C-plus funding alongside a $430m commitment from the city of Kunshan.
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