The Chicago-based Entrepreneur and Philanthropist, Eric Lefkofsky

Eric Lefkofsky created Tempus Company, which he formed to provide effective tech-medicine solutions. He is a Co-founder of Lightbank, which has enormous investments in disruptive technologies. Eric is the chairman and co-founder of Groupon, a worldwide e-commerce powerhouse. Besides, he also co-founded Mediaocean.

In Chicago, he is a Trustee of Lurie Children’s Hospital, Art Institute, Museum of Science and Industry and World Business Chicago. Also, he chairs the board of trustees in Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago. On his graduation at the University of Michigan, he received the Juris Doctor.

Eric uses technology-based approaches to revolutionize conventional businesses into e-enabled businesses.

Eric’s Philanthropist endeavors

Whenever the reputable entrepreneur Eric Lefkofsky wants to grow a company, he always gives it his maximum effort. The $950 million raised by his Chicago-based Groupon was such a high amount to be raised by a startup within three years.

Well, Eric is again now borrowing a leaf from the same book for his newly founded company, Tempus. The also Chicago-based Company is looking to invest in genomic testing and data analysis. Tempus has already employed approximately 700 workers and also raised over $500 million over the past three years since its inception. Right now, the company is valued at $3.1 billion, making it one of Chicago’s most highly valued private companies.

The platform at Tempus is meant for the collection and analysis of the unorganized medical data in electronic systems. Moreover, the company generates genomic data of patients by sequencing their DNA and useful information in its lab. Tempus’s goal is to give doctors the data which can help them to administer customized treatments for patients.