Eric Lefkofsky is the co-founder and CEO of Tempus, a company focused on using genomic data in a clinical setting. The overall goal is to allow each new patient to benefit from the experiences of those who came before them. Physicians are able to use collected data to find the best strategies for future treatments.Tempus helps doctors personalize cancer treatment for their patients by collecting and analyzing data from clinical studies on other patient’s outcomes using similar strategies. They recently started working with Duke University School of Medicine on a new program to better treat brain cancer. Tempus will provide molecular sequencing and other data analysis for glioblastoma patients in the study at Duke.
Eric is also the co-founder of Lightbank, a venture capital fund that specializes in investing in disruptive technology. He currently serves as a managing director of Lightbank. The company helps young entrepreneurs make their ideas come to life. He is also the co-founder and Chairman of Groupon, a global e-commerce business. He is a co-founder of Uptake Technologies, a predictive analytics platform provider.Lefkofsky along with his wife Liz are co-chairs of the Lefkofsky Family Foundation. The foundation supports many organizations and initiatives within the communities they serve. He is a Trustee of Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago. He is also a supporter of The Art Institute of Chicago, World Business in Chicago, and The Museum of Science and Industry.
Eric is an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago. He is Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. He wrote “Accelerated Disruption: Understanding the True Speed of Innovation.” He is a graduate of University of Michigan and received his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School.Eric Lefkofsky has had many successes in his life and has used his success to help others in need. He says that in business it’s critical to see what motivates other people, because this is what business motivation is all about. He believes that when we all start having more empathy for each other the world will become a much better place.