Eric Lefkofsky has made $1.79 billion over a period of years with ecommerce startups. His latest company is called Tempus and its purpose is the creation of a genomic database for cancer. The database will allow physicians to individualize their treatments by comparing the DNA of their patients to the database. Eric realized this technology was not progressing properly in the medical field.There are also numerous nonprofit organizations and companies trying to find the best way to treat cancer. Eric believes Tempus has an edge on the other companies.
Tempus has been partnered with prominent hospitals to help collect the data and has an incredibly large lab for gene sequencing tests. Their software lets physicians compare cancer patients profiles with their patients current DNA.Eric Lefkofsky left Groupon as the CEO in 2015 to concentrate on making Tempus strong. He is still their biggest shareholder and the company’s chairman. One of the first actions he took concerning Tempus was hiring Kevin White as a geneticist due to his experience in the field. Mr. White has spent ten years building the institute at the University of Chicago.
Eric Lefkofsky’s business partner is Brad Keywell and they are equal partners in Tempus and numerous other businesses. They begin new businesses when they recognize a need for specific services and products. When they see a problems they search for a solution.Eric Lefkofsky is the CEO of Tempus, a company involved in the fight against cancer. He is one of the founding partner of Lightbank, a fund that invests in disruptive technologies. He also helped found Groupon, the global ecommerce marketplace. He had a hand in Uptake Technologies, Mediaocean, Echo Global Logistics and InnerWorkings.The Lefkofsky Family Foundation was established in 2006 by Eric Lefkofsky. This is a private and charitable foundation he founded with his wife Liz. The foundation uses high impact initiatives to enhance the lives in the communities of the people it serves. Eric Lefkofsky is one of the trustees for the Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, The Museum of Science and Industry, The Art Institute of Chicago and World Business Chicago.