Eric Lefkosky is a Michigan native with strong roots in the community. His father is a structural engineer and mother a teacher, so he knows about working hard. His brother is an attorney and his sister is also a teacher. He attended the University of Michigan and earned his law degree from the University of Michigan. He then began his career as an entrepreneur.
His business career has helped him find great success. Eric Lefkofsky, an American entrepreneur, has founded multiple ventures. He is a prominent and successful businessman with several start ups. He has founded, InnerWorkings, a print procurement services company, Echo Global Logistics, a freight logistics company, and MediaBank, a media buying tech company. He is best known for Groupon, which has been wildly successful. Google has even wanted to purchase it, but the deal never went through. There were legal concerns that prevented a deal of that magnitude to finish. In 2016, he co-founded Tempus, which delivers personalized cancer care to patients through biological data and technological. Now he has left his role at Groupon as CEO to start a company that takes a more personalized approach to cancer treatment. The company has begun seeking funding and the company currently has 29 employees. Since it is in the early stages, there is little information. The company has a web site, which has a promotional video on it “It can be done.” The video promotes how the company is pushing for breakthroughs in cancer care.
He is infusing his technological skills and his knowledge of the medical field to help health professionals and doctors make real time decisions based on data from their patients. The data is in context of the patient’s genetic code and their response to treatment. Currently, the company works with patients that have breast, lung, and pancreatic cancer. They expect to add more cancers over time. The treatments offer a more focused approach to treatment that will hopefully increase the effectiveness of the patient care.
Eric Lefkofsky and his family donate and give time to many cancer causes through the Lefkofsky Family Foundation. He has donated to Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, to Stanford University to support gastric cancer research, and University of Michigan for cancer research. They continue to donate and support cancer research. Tempus is Lefkosky’s start up venture to help foster breakthroughs in cancer care and research.