Eric Lefkofsky is a veteran and extremely successful businessman, having earned around $1.79 billion from a multitude of e-commerce startup. In the past decade he has been founder and owner of Uptake Technologies, Mediaocean, InnerWorkings, Echo Global Logistics public, and Groupon. His most recent company, Tempus, may be his most important company to date. Tempus is an organization that gathers all of the available data into genomic database of cancer. This historic database will enable doctors to drastically improve the treatment of cancer patients in previously unforeseen ways. All of this has been a result of Lefkofsky’s growing realization that although there was a lot of data about cancer treatment out there, doctors did not have at their disposal adequate technology to help them find that data in one place.
And he didn’t just spring up the company all of a sudden. For the ten years preceding its founding, Lefkofsky had been in development of the Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology. Although other companies are presently doing the same thing, Tempus is the most popular in the medical community because it is high-quality but also much more affordable. Although it is still young, Tempus has already partners with a sizeable number of the most prominent hospitals in the country. The research-backed software of Tempus allows doctors compare the DNA profiles of their cancer patients with the profiles of other cancer patients.
This enables these doctors to find effective treatments for their patients when certain treatments have worked well for patients with similar cancer issues. Leftkofsky is so committed to the direction of Tempus that in 2015 he resigned as CEO of Groupon, his most successful company, to focus all of his attention on Tempus. He is currently serving as Tempus’ CEO. Lefkofsky is also a big supporter of charities. In 2006, he founded the Lefkofsky Family Foundation, which seeks improve life in the communities the foundation serves. He also very active on behalf of the Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Science and Industry and World Business Chicago, and the Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
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