Eric Lefkofsky’s Career and Philanthropic Work

Eric Lefkofsky is an American entrepreneur born in 1969 in Detroit, Michigan. He is the co-founder and CEO of a technology company called Tempus. Tempus is one company which has strived to build the world’s largest library of clinical and molecular data and also an operating system to enable the data accessibility and usefulness. He is not only the co-founder of Tempus but also the founder and chairman of Groupon Company which is a global e-commerce marketplace. Eric Lefkofsky is also a co-founder of several other companies including; Mediaocean, an integrated media procurement technology provider and Echo Global Logistics(ECHO), which is a logistics and transportation outsourcing firm. He also co-founded Uptake, InnerWorkings(INWK), a promotional solution as well as managed print provider and Lightbank company, a Chicago-based venture capital firm. Lefkofsky’s net worth is valued to be $1.65 billion.

Eric Lefkofsky attended the University of Michigan where he graduated with honors, and after that, he received his Juris Doctor from Michigan University, Law School in the year 1993. It was at the University where he began his career as an entrepreneur by selling carpets.In his philanthropic work, Eric Lefkofsky has donated millions of dollars towards cancer research. His company, Tempus has been building infrastructure so as to modernize cancer treatment. Tempus Company offers a helping hand to healthcare professionals and doctors in making personalized, real-time and data-driven treatment solutions. His primary funding areas include healthcare, medical research, education, human rights, arts and also culture. Together with his wife, Liz Lefkofsky, they run the Lefkofsky Family Foundation to enhance lives in various communities. They founded this foundation in 2006, with a mission to support scientific, charitable, educational organizations and causes across the globe.

Liz and Eric have also supported several education initiatives in Chicago. They have supported education by giving charters to schools, offering scholarship programs and after-school programs for disadvantaged youths. Their foundation has partnered with Motorola Mobility Foundation and Google to create 1871 FEMtech. They created and supported 1871 FEMtech with more than half a million dollars with a mission to encourage and more so enable more women to venture into technology entrepreneurship.Eric is the chairman of the Board of Trustees of Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago. He is also a trustee of Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and World Business Chicago. Eric Lefkofsky has 6,399 followers on Twitter and is active having had 749 tweets so far. He also has a Facebook page as Eric Lefkofsky where he has 1,046 likes on his page and 1,031 followers.