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 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.
The $350m fund will provide capital for Gingko spinoffs and has attracted limited partners including Viking Global Investors, General Atlantic and Cascade Investment.
JR East, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance, Mitsui Fudosan, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Takenaka are among the backers of UTokyo IPC's First Round accelerator.
Venture Investors has now raised $75m for its latest vehicle, from limited partners that include care provider Advocate Aurora Health.
Kristin Bannon and Serena Dayal have taken positions at SoftBank Vision Fund following stints at Morgan Stanley and Fortress Investment Group respectively.
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%.
Laurel Buckner is heading to venture firm WestRiver Group as a managing director having helped ATN set up its corporate venturing arm.