Born on the 2nd of September 1969, Eric Lefkofsky is an entrepreneur from the United States of America. He spent his childhood in Michigan and attended Southfield-Lathrup High school and later graduated from University of Michigan in 1991 with honors. He then continued with law studies at the same university and graduated in 1993.
Brief Entrepreneurial History
Eric began his entrepreneurial life as a carpet seller in University of Michigan. It was after his graduation from law school that Eric Lefkofsky and his college friend started up their first company. This made the debut of the founding of his many businesses Eric Lefkofsky is one of the co-founders and also the chief executive officer (CEO) of Tempus. In addition to this, he also happens to among the co-founders of Groupon, Echo Global Logistics and also Lightbank, which a Chicago-based capital firm.
Tempus is a technology-based company which has built an OS (Operating system) to help battle cancer. He quit his chief executive officer role at Groupon so that he could work on Tempus. This is a health technology startup that is building infrastructure to help bring up to date cancer treatment. The role of the company is to assist doctors and other healthcare specialists to come up with real-time, data-driven and individualized patient treatment and management decisions after the analysis of the given patient’s genetic code.Eric Lefkofsky partnered with Brad Keywell in initiating Tempus. Eric and Brad have a lot in common. There are so many businesses they run together. They always spend quality time identifying solutions for problems they might be experiencing. Their corporate duty in determining viable remedies for problems affecting them has taken them a long way in impacting societies.
Eric’s Philanthropic Activities
Lefkofsky Family Foundation is a private philanthropic foundation which was established by Eric Lefkofsky and his wife in 2006. The foundation was created so as to aid in the advancement of high-impact projects which usually enhance the lives of the people in the communities that they serve. It is through this foundation that Lefkofsky and his wife have been able to give regular donations to cancer research centers and causes. At Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, Lefkofsky is also a trustee.