Eric Lefkofsky’s life as an entrepreneur made him one of the most successful tech founders in the Chicago area. He used this life experience when his wife was diagnosed with cancer. To help in the cancer fight, Eric developed Tempus. Tempus is technology that looks inside a human’s body and uses data to guide care to precision medicine to fight cancer.
Lefkofsy hadn’t planned on starting a new company. In fact, he doesn’t like starting new ventures. But Tempus gave a solution to the problem of treating cancer and adding to the success rate of cancer survival. When Lefkofsky’s wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, the couple experience confusion about the information they were being given about Elizabeth’s cancer treatment. Lefkofsky believed that if doctors had more data, they would have the information needed to better decisions about patients and their treatment.
The Tempus technology allows doctors to share information on their patients’ cancer treatment. This allows participating physicians to share crucial information and data on their treatments.
About Eric Lefkofsky
Eric Lefkofsky is the CEO and co-founder of a technology center that fights cancer, named Tempus. He is also one of the founding partners of Lighbank. Lightbank is a venture fund that finances disruptive technologies. Disruptive technologies make an innovation that disrupts other technologies that aren’t as advanced. Other interests of the multi-talented Eric Lefkofsky include:
• Groupon e-commerce.
• Uptake Technologies analytics platform.
• Mediaocean media procurement technology.
• Echo Global Logistics transportation and logistics outsourcing.
• InnerWorkings global managed print and promotional solutions.
Even with all of the activity in his life, he established the Lefkofsky Family Foundation. This foundation was created to enhance the lives of the community it serves in a high- impact way. The Lefkofsty Family Foundation works in the areas of education, medicine, arts, and culture to improve the lives of those communities that choose to participate.