Allison Rose

Allison Rose is a venture capitalist in the culinary world, having financially backed and championed some of the West Coast’s most celebrated restaurants and culinary innovations of the past decade. She is known for her ability to judge character and her passion for food and cooking, and her investments are based on her personal tastes, with an emphasis on empowering female entrepreneurs.

Allson’s portfolio includes some of the Bay Area’s and Hawaii’s most innovative restaurants and culinary enterprises, including Birdsong, Protégé, Selby’s, Bar Crenn, Che Fico, Merriman’s, Casa Dragones, Good Eggs and Maui Nui (to see her full portfolio, visit She is dedicated to providing talented entrepreneurs with the support they need to succeed, including financial backing and networking as well as intangibles such as moral support and advice. Rose’s investments are based on her personal tastes and she is proud to champion innovative chefs and entrepreneurs.

Allison has been passionate about food and cooking since she was young, hosting a dinner party for 20 family members on her 13th birthday. She and her husband Dan, who is currently chairman of Coatue Ventures after working at Amazon and Facebook, now split their time between Hawaii’s Big Island and the Colorado Rockies where regenerative farming and ranching have become a passion.

Philanthropy and community are some of her top priorities. She has served on the board of San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum, FoodCorps of America, Kukio Golf and Beach Club, and Aloha Hui Kiholo with The Nature Conservancy partnership.

Recently an empty nester, Allison is excited to continue her commitment to supporting the ever-evolving food and farming industry. To view her portfolio and learn more about Allison, visit