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Chris Albinson
Works at Panorama Capital
Attended University of Western Ontario, Kingston Collegiate and Vocational Institute, Welborn Public School
Lives in Larkspur, california
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Occupation
Venture Capital
Employment
  • Panorama Capital
    Venture Capital, present
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
    Partner
  • Digital Island
    Chief Strategy Officer
  • Newbridge Networks
    AVP Affiliates
  • University of Western Ontario
    Instructor
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Currently
Larkspur, california
Previously
Kingston, ontario - Ann Arbor, michigan - Birmingham, england
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A start up guy living in Marin from Canada
Introduction

Chris Albinson

Venture guy, from Canada, living in Marin, husband, dad, and lover of adventure travel.

 

Now:

 

Co-founded Panorama Capital in 2007 ($240M post product/market fit fund)

Hanging with great entrepreneurs leading mobile and social startups helping them grow faster

Board Member: Federated Media, Jiwire, Fixmo,  and Vyatta

 

Past:

General Partner at JPMorgan Partners ($6.5B fund) leading tech practice

Helped grow four startups most recently as Chief Strategy Officer for Digital Island, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISLD; acquired by Cable & Wireless)

Started a $217 million corporate venture fund at Newbridge Networks (NYSE: NN)

Invested in 37 companies, including Tynt (acquired by 33Across), Belair Networks (acquired by Ericsson NASDQ:ERIC),  Juniper Networks (NASDAQ:JNPR), Cambrian Systems (acquired by Nortel), Abatis Systems (acquired by Redback), Fastlane (acquired by Quest Softwart), BNI (acquired by Nortel), PixStream(acquired by Cisco), Reflectivity(acquired by Texas Instruments), Valere Power (acquired by Eltek), and Greenfield Networks (acquired by Cisco). 

 

Passions:

Entrepreneurial companies I am fortunate to work with including Federated Media, Jiwire, Belair Networks, Fixmo, Tynt, and Vyatta.

Enjoy doing the speaker, panelist, and judge thing at Web 2.0, Milken Global Conference, GROW, UC Berkley,  Banff Venture Forum, Next Generation Networks, Red Herring Top 100, Canada’s Top 10 Technology Start Ups, and the Gilder’s Telecosm conference.

My family, all things Canada, triathlons, Marin county aka paradise, and University of Michigan football

Building community:

 

Founded C100 for Canadian entrepreneurs

Founded Marin Internet Entrepreneurs

Founding board member of the Lark Theater

and board member of my kids school(-:

 

Next adventure:

 

Off to Ecuador amazon basin and Galapagos with my girls!

Education
  • University of Western Ontario, Kingston Collegiate and Vocational Institute, Welborn Public School
    1986 - 1990
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