CHRIS ALBINSON
CONTRIBUTED TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL

Chris Albinson is the incoming CEO of Communitech and a Silicon Valley venture capitalist

Change can sneak up on you if you’re not paying attention.

As a Canadian venture capitalist based in California for the past 20 years, I’ve kept a close…


Coming home to Canada, Owning the Podium for innovation

Snow and solitude make for great thinking time — Albinson to take on the role of CEO at Communitech on May 17, 2021

I am thrilled to announce that I will be taking on the role of CEO of Communitech as…


Stampede out of Silicon Valley

Originally published in The Globe and Mail December 26th, 2020

A mass exodus has commenced in Silicon Valley. Last month alone, Oracle Corporation, Tesla Inc., Charles Schwab Corporation, SpaceX and Hewlett-Packard Company announced relocation plans. Amid the pandemic, companies and their employees realized that remote work offered an opportunity to…


The “it factor”

Today, Senso.ai announced a new financing round — adding five new leading institutional investors. BreakawayGrowth couldn’t be more excited for the team at Senso.ai!

Financing with five new investors is a great validation for any start-up, but to have secured this achievement in the middle of a pandemic is truly…


C100 was founded as a cultural movement for all technology professionals to help Canadian entrepreneurs.

The C100 is celebrating 10 years from its founding this week. A milestone worth reflection and excitement. …


Breakaway had the opportunity to speak to Alex Lazarow, the venture capitalist and author of a brand new book — Out-Innovate: How Global Entrepreneurs from Delhi to Detroit Are Rewriting the Rules of Silicon Valley.

Below is a condensed version of our interview — for the full interview, please click…


Social Distancing, Communication & Cash Flow

Some good news first? Yes, there is light at the end of the tunnel, but it is a long tunnel. Make sure you have a 90-day plan so that you are proactive and are not a DiTHs (deer in the headlights). …


A medical perspective 11 things we learned

As we predicted, we were not able to get through all of the material on the community meeting. In particular, Dr. Adrian Rawlinson’s perspective. Adrian is a fellow guru and has a pragmatic and balanced perspective on what we are all going through…


Be Prepared for Winter

CV19 is a material adverse change for all of us. It is unlike anything we have faced in our lifetime. It is global, changing very quickly, and has likely to have severe impacts — both personal and business, both known and unknown.

Sadly, we now know all of us will…


Chris Albinson, Co-Founder & Managing Director BreakawayGrowth

Twenty years ago this month, Webvan — the online grocery delivery service — raised $375 million dollars in a blockbuster IPO. Seven months later in June 2000, they acquired their nearest competitor — the Amazon-backed HomeGrocer.com — in a $1.2B deal that would…

chris albinson

VC from Canada; working in San Francisco; living in Marin; Co-Founder & Managing Director BreakawayGrowth

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