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Chris Albinson

Chief Executive Officer & President

Communitech

Chris Albinson is Chief Executive Officer & President of Communitech & Co-Founder & Managing Director of BreakawayGrowth Fund.  Albinson has been an early investor in companies that have created $45bn+ in value including Pinterest, Docusign, Newbridge Networks & Juniper Networks. We invested $1.06B & returned $4.25B, 3.8X over 26 years working with 68 amazing founders & companies. We are based in Kitchener.

Prior exits include Pinterest (IPO NASDAQ: PINS), DocuSign (IPO NASDAQ: DOCU), Ticketfly (acquired by NASDAQ: Pandora), Elemental Technology (Acquired by NASDAQ: Amazon), Good Technology (Acquired by NASDAQ: Blackberry), PasswordBox (Acquired by NASDAQ: Intel), and Juniper (IPO NASDAQ: JNPR).

Chris is currently on the board of Senso.ai, and an investor in GameClub, HarperWilde, SignalWire, Gentreo, CareerList, Pinterest, Turo, Stance, 33Across, Uberflip, People.AI, Lovepop, and 7 stealth companies.  He is a mentor and/or advisor for TechStars, Garage Capital, SAAS North, CIX - Canadian Innovation Exchange Top 20, and TiEcon 2020.

Previously, Chris was a General Partner at JP Morgan Partners ($6.5B AUM private equity firm). General Partner & Founder of FCC ($412M AUM secondary fund). Chris also helped grow four startups, most recently as Chief Strategy Officer for Digital Island (NASDAQ: ISLD; acquired by Cable & Wireless in 2001) and Newbridge Networks (NYSE: NN).

Speaking on: CIX 2022 INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR PRESENTATION & KEYNOTE

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