Eric Paul Lefkofsky on American billionaire and entrepreneur managed to help cofound several businesses in particular Groupon as well as Tempus. He has recently turned his attention towards the tackling of cancer. Since 2015 with the help of the company he created Tempus Labs he has searched for a way to improve the diagnosis of cancer patients he has used data by gathering cleaning and organizing the large volume of patient data company has been able to personalize care for optimal cancer therapy and treatment.
This is not the start of Eric’s philanthropic endeavors as in 2006 he along with his wife founded a charitable trust known as the Lefkofsky Foundation which had the aim to support charitable scientific and educational organizations around the world with a particular emphasis on children. Today this organization has labeled the funding of over 50 organizations.
He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Tempus a technology company which has a focus on the collection and elevation of molecular and clinical data. With the goals of enhancing precision medicine, the company has managed to create what are called data pipelines which help to collect cleanse and analyze data. When asked what the inspiration for the creation of this biotechnology company was Eric stated that someone who he cared for being afflicted by cancer was the impetus for the company.
The company has been able to collaborate with numerous hospital such as the Cleveland Clinic, Duke University school of medicine, Mayo Clinic, the University of Chicago medicine as well as countless local hospitals around the nation. As of September 2017 company has been able to raise over $130 million after a round of venture funding and the company was valued at over $700 million.
This is not the only company that Eric has founded he has founded the other global Internet commerce marketplace platform known as Groupon. In addition to these entrepreneurial endeavors, Eric has also held positions as a teacher at Kellstadt graduate school of business at Depaul University. Currently, he is serving as an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago’s Booth school of business where he helps many people in their entrepreneurial dreams.
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