Eric Lefkosfksy is a billionaire today, gaining a vast amount of wealth through his business pursuits. Most notably his Groupon app and platform that afforded people with coupons to save money on a wide variety of different things. As of late, Eric co-founded Tempus with a longtime friend and business partner, Brad Keywell. This new company aims to provide healthcare and cancer centers with large amounts of data to give doctors better information in the hopes of improving cancer treatments. Tempus has managed to reach an astounding 700 million dollar net worth, including all previous fundraising that has been done for this new company. Lefkosfky and Keywell remain the biggest investors for the company but have also gained funding from Revolution Growth and New Enterprise Associates.
Eric spawned the idea for Tempus because someone that he knew on a personal level was stricken with the devastating illness. Based on what Eric saw during this time, he knew there had to be a better way for doctors to get information for their patients and give them better treatment based on their personal circumstances. New technology has become available that will allow Tempus to capitalize on all of this clinical data and provide it to doctors to improve their treatments.
Eric Lefkofsky has made a pretty big name for himself as an entrepreneur and businessman within the United States. He has started up several successful businesses since his time in University and law school, and today he even teaches others about startup tech companies and entrepreneurship using his knowledge and experience in the industry today. What’s more, Eric has even published his own book, which discusses the effects of technology on business, called Accelerated Disruption.
Eric has just decided to start up a successful venture like Tempus because he can, but because he also wants to use his gifts to help others however he can. As any philanthropist knows, giving back is what truly makes one feel fulfilled. That is why Eric also started up the Lefkofsky foundation with his wife. which is dedicated to helping out other organizations focused on charity, largely within the Chicago area.