Eric Lefkofsky developed and co-founded a tech firm called Tempus that recently received an eighty million dollar grant to continue customizing data for cancer patients. Tempus personalizes the data that is collected for cancer patients; this data helps to customize the treatment options for these patients. Eric Lefkofsky is also the co-founder of popular savings side Groupon. Groupon features deals where consumers can acquire lodging or products for a fraction of the cost if they purchased them directly from a hotel or store front. Groupon was founded in 2015 and its surge in popularity has earned it over $210 million in investments. He is also the co-founder of Uptake Technologies, Mediaocean, InnerWorkings and Echo Global Logistics.
Tempus has acquired over $1.1 billion in value which is a rare claim to fame for many Chicago based businesses. A $1 billion dollar value puts Tempus at a rare “unicorn” value in the windy city. In addition to a large net value, Tempus also employs over four hundred employees. Tempus is very dedicated in expanding their research with their driven team of professionals. Their team of experts collects molecular data from cancer patients to customize their treatment plans. Doctor’s hand written data on patients can also be digitized and stored in the Tempus data base.
Erik also has a philanthropic heart. Erik and his wife Liz founded the Lefkofsky Family Foundation which helps give back to their communities. They make large monetary donations to contribute to local education. Erik serves as a trustee at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, The Museum of Science and Industry, World Business Chicago and the Chicago Art Institute. Erik Lefkofsky graduated from the University of Michigan and he earned his Juris Doctor from the U of M’s Law School. He has authored Accelerated Disruption and currently is a professor at the University of Chicago.
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