Allison Baum is a Managing Partner of Fresco Capital, a global venture capital fund and innovation studio. With a portfolio of 50 promising technology companies transforming education, healthcare, and the future of work on a global scale, as well as a clientele of leading corporates seeking sources of innovation and new business lines, Fresco's mission is to facilitate the international distribution of world changing ideas.
Prior to Fresco, Allison was an early member of the team at General Assembly, a global network for education and career transformation specialising in today’s most in-demand skills, where she developed and launched the company’s first part-time and full-time programs in New York. In 2012, she moved to Hong Kong to launch their business in Asia. Previously, she was a member of the Equity Derivatives team and Cross Asset Sales teams at Goldman Sachs in New York City.
Allison graduated cum laude from Harvard College in 2009 with a BA in Economics and a Minor in Film Studies. She is also a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shaper’s community, a mentor for emerging women entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia at Wedu Global, a mentor for global social impact entrepreneurs at Endeavour Capital, and is an active member of the Harvard Club of Japan. In 2015, Allison was named to the Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 list as one of the most promising emerging members of the Finance and Venture Capital community in the region. She is also an active blogger, jogger, painter, and film enthusiast.