Steve Jobs and Bill Gates are primal CEOs and co-founders of their own companies, specializing in electronics and gadgets. But what this man does, however, is far more life changing. Eric Lefkofsky founded Tempus, an infamous technology company that has built an operating system that helps fight cancer. Mr Lefkofsky generated this system after his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. He figured why one treatment for cancer would work for some but not all who tried it.
In addition to Tempus, Eric Lefkofsky takes home the bank by also being co-founder of Groupon, Lightbank, Uptake Technologies, Mediaocean, Echo Global Logistics, and also InnerWorkings. In addition to Lefkofsky’s many investments that are still being invested, he too started the Lefkofsky Family Foundation with his wife Elizabeth where it is a private charitable foundation. It is meant to improve the lives of communities served. Not only that, but Lefkofsky serves as a trustee of Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Science and Industry and World Business Chicago.
Segueing back into Eric Lefkofsky’s business matters with diseases, he developed the idea for Tempus to be designed to layer on top electric medical record, or EMR, and pathology systems to composite the statistics, scrub it, and sustain the clean version back to each primary starting point for validation and verification. In the end, Eric Lefkofsky’s machine will ultimately help combine all data to differentiate between the patterns and end results.
Lefkofsky’s goal in creating Tempus is to give those who are just starting off in oncology and those working on neurological disorders a leg up and use the platform to collect data for analysis.
According to Lefkofsky, there isn’t a shortage of patient data in the midst, but there is, however, a lack of sources that combine both genomic information with therapeutic data.
Eric Lefkofsky has invested about 103 times within 74 companies. Not too shabby for a well aquaintedbusinessman. Lefkofsky does seem to be the blasé type —all of his success is essentially to help others in finding treatment. Lefkofsky’s philanthropy has helped many, including his public investments.