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.