Eric Paul Lefkofsky is an entrepreneur born on 2nd September 1969. He is not only the CEO and co-founder of Tempus but also the co-founder and chairman of Groupon as well as the co-founder of Echo Global Logistics, Mediaocean, InnerWorkings as well as Uptake.
Tempus is a company made up of a team that is eager to improve the outcome of patients suffering from Cancer. Its primary objective is to redefine the use of genomic data in a clinical setting. The treatment is meant to be of more benefit to every patient who has come in comparison to the previous patient. This improved treatment can only be achieved by giving all tools needed by the physicians, therefore, giving them the ability to learn as they collect more data.
In 2006, together with his wife Elizabeth, Mr. Eric Lefkofsky came up with a charitable trust known as the Lefkofsky Foundation that offers support to various educational, scientific and charitable organizations and causes worldwide. This charity has come to the help of more than 50 companies all around the world. Finally, in 2013, Lefkofsky and his wife became members of The Giving Pledge.
On social media, Eric Lefkofsky keeps a low profile; however, he has many followers making him a celebrity that many would like to be a part of. This social media recognition makes him highly appreciated for his good cause. He also started Lightbank, which is an investment fund that capitalizes on early-stage companies in the technology industry. Additionally, he had already begun Groupon in 2008. This was a social coupon website which grew incredibly fast.
Eric Lefkofsky published a book that discussed the relationship between technology and business. It is highly educative for entrepreneurs as it explains several aspects and difficulties in markets and how to deal with them. For instance in teaches on how to understand which industry to invest in, how to make your customer base an R&D team and how to promote any idea in the industry and investor resistance.
Lefkofsky is majorly in the technology industry. However, as an entrepreneur, he works at building websites and Internet companies that help professionals in other sections. For instance, Tempus helps physicians to offer personalized care to Cancer patients, MediaBank provides advertising buyers with suitable software to deal with buying, selling and analyzing.
With all the help he has distributed to the rest of the world through technology, Lefkofsky has also raised a lot of revenue and brought significant awareness all around him and resume him.