Alison is a Venture Partner at Builders VC, a San Francisco/Calgary venture capital fund. She is a General Partner The51 Food and Ag Tech Fund and a Founding Partner and Fellow in the Ag Stream of the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL); CDL delivers an objectives-based mentorship program for massively scalable, seed-stage, science technology-based companies. Formerly as CEO/Co-Founder of GrowSafe Systems Ltd., she grew their research and development skunkworks from an Alberta garage to global operations receiving international recognition for science-based innovation. Alison holds patents for innovative technology and has presented widely on Big Data, the Internet of Livestock Things, and commercializing early-stage technology ventures. In 2021 Alison was recognized as one of Canada’s most influential leaders in agriculture.