Eric Lefkofsky: A Gifted Entrepreneur With A Heart Of Gold

Eric Lefkofsky is a Chicago-based technopreneur, and philanthropist. Eric co-founded Tempus in 2015 with the sole purpose of helping physicians give personalized care to cancer patients. He is also the co-founder and executive of Groupon, an e-commerce company that connects buyers to local merchants. He was the company’s CEO till 2015 when he decided to leave and focus on his latest project at the time, Uptake Technologies. Uptake is a tech company that utilizes data science to improve the safety of its clients’ operations. Eric Lefkosfsky, also co-founded Lightbank, a venture capital firm that has so far invested in more than a hundred start-ups. Other notable ventures associated with Lefkosfsky include InnerWorkings, Echo Global Logistics, and Mediaocean.

 

Early Life

 

Eric Lefkofsky was born and raised in Southfield, Michigan. In 1987, he graduated from Southfield-Lathrup High School and continued to the University of Michigan. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree and later, a Juris Doctorate from the university’s law school. Presently, Eric is an associate professor at the University of Chicago. Eric ventured into business in freshman year, selling carpets after a girl broke up with him. He is currently one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country.

 

Role in Tempus

 

Eric Lefkofsky is the founder and chief executive officer of Tempus. Tempus.com is a medical platform that allows doctors to give personalized care to cancer patients by using the data obtained from other patients’ analysis. The company’s aim is to establish cutting edge analysis and genomic sequencing to help physicians better understand and treat different types of cancer. Eric Lefkofsky is a man on a mission, has channeled millions of dollars towards the organization in a bid to upgrade, and modernize the treatment of cancer by building high-tech infrastructure.   Head over to this link for more interested articles http://www.lightbank.com/team/eric-lefkofsky

 

Philanthropy

 

Together with his wife Liz, Eric Lefkofsky founded the Lefkofsky Family Foundation in 2006. The foundation’s goal is to provide support for charitable scientific, and educational organizations around the world. The foundation also provides support to medical research dedicated to disease elimination, and prevention. The couple is also heavily involved with the activities of Lurie’s Children’s Hospital.

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