Allison Long Pettine is an investor and entrepreneur who is passionate about finding and empowering visionaries uniquely destined to change the world. She recently founded Ad Astra Ventures, a fund 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 of Corporate Finance & Strategic Planning at Paradigm Spine, a startup that developed non-fusion spinal implants to treat degenerative and deformity spinal disorders. Allison is a mentor at Tech Stars, sits on the advisory board of UCSD’s The Basement incubator, sits on the board of the San Diego Venture Group and is a committee member at San Diego’s Evo Nexus incubator.