Tempus, co-founded by Eric Lefkofsky. It is a multi-million dollar firm geared towards collecting and analyzing large volumes of molecular and clinical data. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the firm is spearheading the use of data-enable precision medicine. Tempus aims at making all this a reality in order to curb cancer menace.
Using modern technology, Eric Lefkofsky through Tempus aims at having information about cancer patients put in a streamlined way.It enables doctors to give them the most effective and customized form of treatment. The firm is also investing a lot in molecular research. All in all, Eric Lefkofsky aims at making a positive impact on cancer patients and giving them hope for a better tomorrow.
Eric Lefkofsky has successfully managed to build multiple business empires before he reaches an age of 50. This is basically a man who came from a humble background and rose to the top letting nothing stand in his way. At some point, he was even quoted saying that sometimes in his life the dream of succeeding is so intoxicating that he is pushed to do everything in his power to make it a reality. Truly, the man has done so much within a very short period of time. He is also the co-founder of numerous companies like Tempus, Interworkings, Uptake Technologies, Mediaocean and many more.
All of this started off at the University of Michigan where began by selling carpets. Upon completing law school, Eric Lefkofsky went on to buy a company in Wisconsin. Brandon Apparel was the name of the firm, and it dealt with apparels. He did this together with his college friend, Brad Keywell. In 1999, Brad Keywell and Eric Lefkofsky started Starbelly. This was an internet firm that specialized in promotional products. In January 2000, Eric Lefkofsky and Keywell decided to sell the company.
In the fall of 2001, Eric Lefkofsky co-founded InnerWorkings, a firm that targeted mid-sized companies to provide print procurement services to them. February 2005, Lefkofsky then co-founded Echo Logistics. A year later, Brad and Eric went on to start a media buying technology firm known as MediaBank. In 2012, the firm went on to merge with Donovan Data Systems to form Mediaocean. LightBank and ThePoint.com are also firms co-founded by Eric Lefkofsky. Philanthropy is also an important thing in Eric’s life. As a result, he started the Lefkofsky foundation together with his wife. It focuses on promoting organizations geared towards helping less fortunate children across the world.