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. 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.