Eric Lefkofsky is a founding partner and Chief Executive Officer of Tempus; a technology company specialized in developing software to battle cancer. He is also the co-founder of Lightbank, a venture fund company that invests in disruptive technologies. Eric Lefkofsky is also the co-founder of Uptake Technologies, a premier predictive analytics, and co-founder of Mediaocean, a world-class developer of integrated media procurement technology. His logistics outsourcing and technology-enabled transportation firm trade on NASDAQ under the symbol ECHO. He is also the founder of InnerWorkings, an international provider of promotional and print solutions.
Driven by the passion for philanthropic, Eric Lefkofsky teamed up with his wife, Liz, to start Lefkofsky Family Foundation. Through this organization, Eric Lefkofsky advances high-impact initiatives to improve the living standards in their surrounding communities. He serves as a trustee of the Museum of Science and Industry, Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, World Business Chicago, and the Art Institute of Chicago. He currently serves as an author of Accelerated Disruption and adjunct professor at the University of Chicago. He holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School.
Eric Lefkofsky founded Tempus to help healthcare professionals to make data-driven treatment decisions. Tempus uses cutting-edge analysis methods to help healthcare professionals to understand their patients better. The technology company uses proprietary algorithms and statistical analysis to analyze genomic data. That allows doctors to provide more precise and personalized cancer treatment. Genomic data helps healthcare professionals to understand their patients better and deliver personalized medicine. Currently, Tempus offer specialized treatment for pancreatic, breast, and lung cancer patients, and plans to add more cancer categories over time.
Eric Lefkofsky supports various cancer research initiatives through the Lefkofsky Family Foundation. His organization recently donated $ 1 million to the Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center. Eric Lefkofsky also gave $500,000 to Standford University to support research on immunotherapy for gastric cancer. He also donated $250,000 to Weill Cornel Medicine, a New York-based breast cancer center. Having founded Tempus, InnerWorkings, Mediaocean, and Echo Global Logistics, Eric Lefkofsky has been one of the most prominent entrepreneurs in the Chicago area.