Eric Lefkofsky: Curing Cancer with Data

Forty-seven-year-old Eric Lefkofsky is a serial entrepreneur who’s known for his successful startup companies. While he stated that he doesn’t like starting up companies, at least this late in Eric Lefkofsky career, he’s doing it anyways.

When Lefkofsky’s wife came down with breast cancer, he was devastated. Like many family members of cancer patients, he attended his wife’s cancer treatments and doctor’s appointments. He was surprised to learn of the huge lack in data available to doctors. According to Lefkofsky, we provide more data to truck drivers than to doctors who are trying to cure cancer.

This prompted him to start up his latest company, Tempus. This venture focuses on centralizing and streamlining data for doctors. Lefkofsky hopes to provide doctors with a system of data that they can use to guide cancer treatment.

What’s even more impressive is that in addition to starting up a data company in hopes to progressing cure for cancer, he’s even self-funding it. Lefkofsky’s worth an estimated $1.7 million net, and now that cancer’s hit so close to home, he stated that he’s willing to invest millions towards the cause of providing a cure for it. It’s a noble endeavor indeed and one that will have the capability to impact the lives of millions in a positive way if cancer proves successful.

About the Founder of Tempus

Not only is Eric Lefkofsky founder of an operating system to battle cancer, but he’s also a founding partner of Lightbank, Groupon, Uptake Technologies, Mediaocean, Echo Global Logistics and InnerWorkings. His impact in the field of technology is significant, and he’s helped provide innovative solutions to the modern day lifestyle to learn more: http://lefkofskyfoundation.com/ click here.

Lefkofsky also engages in philanthropic efforts. He established the Lefkofsky Family Foundation with his wife in hopes of enhancing communities in the Chicago area. Some of the other enrichment associations he’s associated with include the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Science and Industry, Steppenwolf Theatre Company and the Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. He also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago. He’s the author of Accelerated Disruption, and he obtained his Juris Doctor at the University of Michigan Law School.