Along with Brad Keywell, Eric Lefkofsky co-founded a tech company called Tempus. The company helps doctors quickly find the best-individualized care for each cancer patient. Tempus uses data points to quickly find medical solutions. They do this by collecting large amounts of medical and cancer data.For example, Tempus analyzes DNA and RNA tests to analyze molecular testing results. Then they combine this information with all the data amassed from each patient’s notes and reports.Finally, Tempus technology uses all these data points to come up with the most effective individual protocol.
Nationwide hospitals such as Duke, the Cleveland Clinic and the University of Michigan use the Tempus company. The company is worth 700 million dollars and Lefkofsky is the CEO. Previously, Keywell and Lefkofsky founded Groupon (2008), Lightbank (2010), and Uptake (2014).Multi-billionaire Eric Lefkofsky is a philanthropist too. He and his wife have a children’s charity called the Lefkofsky Foundation. It promotes education, human rights, and medical research. They are also members of the Giving Pledge, a promise made by select wealthy people to donate most of their money to charity.
In Chicago, Lefkofsky is on the board of directors for the Children’s Memorial Hospital, the Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Science and Industry and is a Steppenwolf Theatre Company Trustee. He also gives back by teaching at DePaul University and at Northwestern University.Eric Lefkofsky attended the University of Michigan, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts (1991) and his law degree (1993). He was born in Southfield, Michigan, outside of Detroit and ranks 328 on Forbes 400 List. He is available on Facebook and Twitter and his personal website is http://lefkofsky.com/.