Meet with the World’s Most Powerful Venture Capitalists including Greylock, Y Combinator, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, 23andMe and more

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Motion To Dismiss Cancer announces the third round of the “2012 Venture Capital Master’s Lunch Series” to Benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

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“The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society has always taken a patient-centric approach to accelerating translational medicine which aligns closely with 23andMe’s core research mission to translate genetic discoveries into new treatments.” said Ashley Dombkowski.

Motion To Dismiss Cancer, a team formed to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society announces the third round of the “2012 Venture Capital Master’s Lunch Series” auction where anyone with the highest bid can get face time to pitch, discuss and seek advice from some of Silicon Valley’s most influential venture capitalists, founders, and executives. The auction begins May 7th and runs through May 17, 2012. Bidding here now:

The third round includes: Greylock, Y Combinator, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, New Enterprise Associates, North Bridge Venture Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners, 23andMe, and RockHealth.

Greylock Partners, including Ali Rosenthal, an Executive in Residence, Josh Elman, a Principal, and Tom Frangione, COO, who’ve helped drive product and growth at companies like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Greylock partners with entrepreneurs that want to build disruptive consumer and enterprise software companies. Greylock has invested in companies such as Facebook, Pandora, LinkedIn, Palo Alto Networks, Workday and many others.

Y Combinator, consisting of Partners Harj Taggar, Garry Tan and Sam Altman is a seed-stage startup funding firm founded in 2005 to provide seed money, advice and connections at two 3-month programs per year. Because of the organization’s flexible approach to investing, Wired Magazine has called Y Combinator a "boot camp for startups" and "the most prestigious program for budding digital entrepreneurs."

Draper Fisher Jurvetson’s Managing Director, Josh Stein, sits on the board of, Chartbeat, Eventful, Fynanz, GoodGuide, Polaris Wireless, Redfin, SugarCRM, and ViVOTech. Josh is also actively involved with the firm's investments in Glam Media, Opscode, Tremor Media, and Yammer. Josh Stein’s previous investments include iList (acquired by IGN/News Corp) and Yardbarker (acquired by Fox Sports Interactive).

New Enterprise Associates’ partner Patrick Chung co-heads NEA's consumer and seed-stage investing practices and is a founding partner of NEA and Harvard’s Experiment Fund ( He is a director of 23andMe, Euclid, GoodGuide, Loopt, Lytro, Mapply, Pulse, and is actively involved with Fantasy Shopper, Fanhattan, GrubWithUs, IFTTT, RockHealth, Subtext and Tivli.

North Bridge Venture Partners’ Jonathan Heiliger, General Partner, joined the firm in 2012 in its California office, expanding the firm's West Coast presence, and focuses on seed and venture investments in communications and infrastructure, software, and digital media sectors. Jonathan is the former Vice President of Technical Operations at Facebook, where he oversaw global infrastructure and internal technology systems.

Bessemer Venture Partners’ Byron Deeter, Partner, and Ethan Kurzweil, Vice President, help manage more than $4 billion of venture capital invested in over 130 companies around the world, including LinkedIn, Pinterest, Skype, Twilio and Box, Crowdflower, Adap.TV Playdom, Zoosk,, and Piazza to name a few. Joining Byron and Ethan is Sarah Tavel of Bessemer Venture Partners portfolio company, Pinterest.

23andMe’s Ashley Dombkowski, PhD, and Chief Business Officer, leads a personal genetics company, which is dedicated to helping individuals understand their own genetic information through DNA analysis technologies and web-based interactive tools.

RockHealth’s Founder and CEO, Halle Tecco founded the first startup accelerator devoted exclusively to health companies. Tecco recognized the need and potential for startups in the digital health space while working at Apple's App Store covering the health and medical vertical.

The Annual Venture Capitalist/Founder’s Auction is a high-demand item on eBay. Every week, another round of venture capitalists and founders’ auctions will be listed on eBay. The next round of auctions will include luminaries such as Sean Parker, BandPage (Founder & CEO J Sider), Votizen (Co-founder Jason Putorti) and many more.

For more information about the 2012 Venture Capital Master’s Lunch Series visit: or contact Christina Resasco at (415) 724-7882 or at christina (at) causevault (dot) com.

For more information about Team Motion to Dismiss Cancer’s efforts to raise money for LLS please visit

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