A few years ago Eric Lefkofsky’s life changed dramatically when his wife, was diagnosed with breast cancer. As anyone would do, the Lefkofsky began the search for any information they could find about this terrible form of cancer. They found that helpful information very hard to find, this frustration led the founder of the $2.2 billion e-commerce company Groupon, to decide to do what he does best, collect, compile, and distribute data. He co-founded Tempus in 2015 and is currently the company CEO. Tempus has developed an operating system that makes it possible for doctors to access anatomic and molecular data coupled with clinical data from every part of the country. Having this data makes it possible for physicians to design a more personalized form of treatment for each patient. Better results are possible when a patient has a treatment plan that considers his or her genetic make-up and the various drugs they took, along with historical results from patients with similar medical backgrounds and the results from similar forms of treatment.
Eric is a native of Michigan, born in Detroit in 1969 and growing up in Southfield, Michigan. He attended the University of Michigan Law School and in 1993 received his Juris Doctor. He has been described as a serial entrepreneur, founding or co-founding several very successful companies, including Lightbank Venture Capital, Echo Global Logistics, and of course Groupon. His business career has suffered both up’s and downs, but in the end, he has been very successful, his estimated net worth is well over $1.5 billion, very successful indeed. Eric’s Forbes Profile Here .
Eric Lefkofsky is not only one of the most successful businessmen in the country he is also well recognized for his outstanding philanthropy. Eric and his wife Liz started the Lefkofsky Family Foundation in 2006. Through this foundation, they support issues including education, human rights, medical research and arts, and culture. The focus on initiatives and research that will enhance the quality of life in the communities they serve. While they are involved in many global efforts, their primary focus is on their hometown of Chicago.
http://lefkofskyfoundation.com for more.