Eric Lefkofsky is regarded as one of the most successful and influential entrepreneurs in the United States and is the co-founder of many successful companies including Groupon Inc, Lightbank Investments, Uptake Technologies, Echo Global Logistics, and Tempus. Currently, Eric Lefkofsky is dedicated to taking the success of Tempus to another level and has himself committed to investing $100 million in the company. It is a technology start-up with the aim to make the information infrastructure stronger and more centralized for cancer treatment. Eric Lefkofsky started Tempus on a small scale, but thanks to his entrepreneurial skills, the company has managed to get considerable funding from top venture capital firms and has even made it to the high ten start-ups in Chicago.
Even though Eric Lefkofksy didn’t have any background in medicine or biotechnology, his interest in starting Tempus came when one of his loved ones was diagnosed with cancer. It was then that he realized that there is a massive need for database infrastructure to offer better treatment to cancer patients. Tempus would help oncologists, and doctors get the analytical data needed to chart a treatment course that takes into the account genomic data as well with the cancer treatment provided and hence, it makes the procedure more like to work. Previously, the cancer patients used to get the same kind of treatment irrespective of their medical history and genetic makeup, but Tempus aims to change that. Eric Lefkofsky has also partnered with Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic to advance the research and the technology that it is developing. Eric says that the technology that Tempus is delivering is one of its kinds and getting the similar task done manually would take ages.
Eric Lefkofsky is also a noted philanthropist in the United States and runs Lefkofsky Family Foundation with his wife, Liz Lefkofsky. The foundation is involved in the community it serves integrally and provides a donation for the many high-impact initiatives that are aimed at transforming the lives of the deprived adults and children. Eric Lefkofsky is also the member of The Giving Pledge, which means they would be giving away half of their wealth.