When a serious health crisis struck the Lefkofsky family, it inspired Eric Lefkofsky to utilize his technological expertise in conjunction with entrepreneurial innovation to develop a strategic approach to improving the outcomes for those fighting the dreaded diseases of cancer. Through his co-founded biotechnology company Tempus, he teamed up with geneticist Kevin White, President of Tempus to create a centralized operating system that gathers and analyzes genomic and clinical data that enables oncologists to implement more personalized cancer treatment options for their patients.
The Tempus operating system eliminates some of the overwhelming frustrations and uncertainty associated with cancer disease by providing doctors and patients with valuable decision-making information. Cancer treatments and methods exist in a fluid environment. Tempus makes it possible to access pertinent data presented in a coherent fashion in a timely manner that could improve the quality of life, prolong life, or ultimately cure cancer disease.
Eric Lefkofsky has founded and/or cofounded several companies with a common focus on various aspects of technology throughout his entrepreneurial career. He has creatively explored applications of technology in a variety of creative innovations. In 2015 he co-founded Tempus, Inc. and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. In addition, he co-founded Uptake in 2014, a predictive analytics company that optimizes performance while simultaneously maximizing productivity on a global scale. He founded MediaBank in 2006 which merged with Donovan data Systems in 2012. The merger resulted in the creation of Mediaocean, a media platform that organizes the full-scope of advertising processes for over 80,000 advertising professionals nationally.
He has delved into private equity financing as a venture capitalist in his role as the co-founder of Lightbank. Mr. Lefkofsky has invested in over 70 small, early-stage, and/or emerging disruptive technology companies that are deemed to have high growth potential located throughout the United States. Lightbank is a Chicago-based venture capital firm. Eric Lefkofsky has packed a lifetime of adventure in the span of little more than a decade, but his vision has yet to end. He continues to push a path forward diligently seeking the next great opportunity to innovate unique solutions.
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