Eric Lefkofsky is an entrepreneur from Chicago and has made an impact on the technology business community like very few have. Mr. Lefkofsky graduated from the University of Michigan, and earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. Cofounder of Uptake Technologies, MediaOcean, Echo Global Logistics, InnerWorkings, and Tempus, Eric Lefkofsky is also Chairman of the Board of Trustee of Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.
In 2006 Eric Lefkofsky and his wife founded the Lefkofsky Family Foundation. The Lefkofsky Family Foundation is a private charity organization founded to focus on human right violations relating to women and girls, often in underserved communities. The Lefkofsky Family Foundation, also focuses on the expansion of cultural initiatives, medical research and education opportunities.
Tempus announced they had secured the 3rd largest amount in investments by startups during the Series C round of funding, at $ 70 million. This latest funding brings the health information technology company to $ 130 million in funding and counting. During startup companies funding phases, from the seeding phase through the initial public offering, Series C round funding amounts reflects the company’s ability to show and prove resilience. Erick Lefkofsky announced in March, Tempus is now worth $ 1.1 billion making the healthcare company a “unicorn”.
Tempus is a health information technology company founded in 2015 in Chicago. Tempus use data analytics to create a personalized care plan for cancer patients. Utilizing machine language algorithms, Tempus analyze clinical and molecular data to identify correlations in these data sets. In today’s technology driven environment, healthcare now has access to huge organized data sets. These data sets are extremely valuable in the fight against diseases like cancer. Tempus is leveraging technology to mine these data sets to discover possible solutions that may cause a positive response to cancer patients.