VC  Breakaway Ventures

     Office Locations:

399 Boylston Street, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617-399-0635



  • Early



  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Retail & Restaurant
  • Software & Internet
  • Sports & Entertainment



    Breakaway Ventures was founded in late 2006 by Managing Partner Dennis Baldwin, former Chief Marketing Officer at Reebok International, and is backed by Strategic Advisor and Limited Partner Paul Fireman, who is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Reebok International. Breakaway Ventures is a private equity firm that invests in and partners closely with innovative, high growth retail and consumer oriented businesses. Breakaway's team and network has operating experience in the consumer sector in disciplines such as strategic planning, product innovation, brand marketing, sales and distribution, and strategic alliances. Breakaway partners with companies that have the potential to disrupt existing consumer markets through innovative new business models, products and technologies. Breakaway makes $1-$5 million investments in the consumer goods industry, focusing within the ecommerce, retail, apparel, accessories, footwear, entertainment and sports sectors.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Dennis Baldwin Chief Executive Officer
    John Burns Chief Investment Officer
    Max Seel Managing Director
    Tim Marken President and COO


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Oath Craft Pizza
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      True Fit
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