Eric Lefkofsky is an American entrepreneur who was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He has co-founded several companies in the technology industry and has led a number of these firms as its chief executive officer or chairman of the board of directors. Among the tech companies he has created are Groupon, Echo Global Logistics, Lightbank, Uptake, and Mediaocean. His latest company is Tempus and his company is designed to assist doctors who treat cancer patients.After completing high school he went to the University of Michigan.He earned his bachelors degree at this university in 1991 and then attended its law school, graduating in 1994.
Right out of the gate he entered the technology sector and started to co-found different firms.At Tempus, which is privately held, Eric Lefkofsky has led a number of funding rounds including one in August 2018 that raised $110 million.He co-founded this company when he discovered that cancer doctors didn’t have access to precision medicine. His company provides these doctors with a machine learning platform that gives them actionable insights into their patient’s disease. The goal is to provide better patient outcomes than the success rate for treating cancer has been in the past.
Eric Lefkofsky is also a famous philanthropist. Along with his wife, he started the Lefofsky Family Foundation in 2006. They provide money to nonprofits engaged in education, the arts, human rights, and medical research. He is also one of Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago’s trustees. He also serves as a trustee for World Business Chicago, The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, and the Art Institute of Chicago. He is also a skilled leader at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company of Chicago where he serves as the chairman of the board of trustees.