Eric Lefkofsky is a preeminent entrepreneur who is perhaps best known for founding the popular coupon site Groupon in 2008. His innovative thinking has lead him to other groundbreaking businesses such as Uptake Technologies, Mediaocean, Echo Global Logistics, InnerWorkings, Lightbank, and Tempus. Each venture has been proven to be the leader in the market using forward thinking ideas, and using cutting edge technology. While each of Eric Lefkofsky’s businesses have a unique purpose, his vision and drive prompts a call to action to his clients, competitors and the marketplace.
His recent venture is Tempus, a revolutionary cancer research business that is using genomic data research to find the best treatments for cancer patients. Tempus was founded in 2016, with Eric Lefkofsky leading the charge as co-founder and CEO. His leadership team includes highly skilled doctors, engineers and technicians. Of note is Ryan Fukushima, Chief Operating Officer and transplant from Lightbank where he served as Vice President. The company’s state of the art laboratory is used to sequence and analyze molecular data. This information is used by physicians to plot a course of action for successful tumor treatment and more information click here.
In what may seem to be an entirely unrelated business is Lightbank, founded by Eric Lefkofsky in 2010 with Brad Keywell. Lightbank is a venture capital company with a straightforward approach to helping entrepreneurs achieve their goals. By providing seed money and other forms of funding, Lightbank brings innovative products to market. Lightbank’s large portfolio includes Tempus and Uptake as well as truly unique services such as Reverb, Hexagram and Benchprep and learn more about Eric.
Eric Lefkofsky is not only driven by business, but also by philanthropy. The Lefkofsky Family Foundation was founded with his wife Liz in 2006. The Lefkofsky Family Foundation’s mission “is to advance high-impact programs, initiatives and research that enhance the quality of human life in the communities we serve”. They achieve this goal by giving financial support to schools, human rights groups, health foundations and the arts. The Lefkofsky’s bring a message of support and strive for the betterment of humanity and Eric’s lacrosse camp.
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