Our Mentors

Allison Long Pettine

Allison Long Pettine is an investor and entrepreneur who is passionate about finding and empowering visionaries uniquely destined to change the world. Allison recently founded Ad Astra, a program dedicated to empowering founders of high-growth startups with at least one female Co-Founder. She is President of Crescent Ridge Partners, Founding Partner at SEED San Diego, and Co-Founder of Lymber, which was sold to MindBody in 2017. Allison began her career at Viscogliosi Brothers, a New York-based venture capital company focused on cutting-edge orthopedic medical device technologies. She was an early employee and Director at Paradigm Spine, a medical device startup. Allison is a mentor at Techstars, sits on the board of the San Diego Venture Group and occasionally guest lectures at UCSD’s Rady School of Management.