The name Eric Lefkofsky is affiliated with Groupon, his multi-billion dollar firm. However, the tech investor is also making a name for himself in philanthropy through donations to cancer initiatives. Over the years, he has donated millions of dollars towards cancer research. Recently, the IT-guru decided to take a new approach to fighting cancer through founding a start-up aimed at using a smarter approach towards the disease. His new company is known as Tempus.
After resigning as the CEO of Groupon, the entrepreneur has been spending most of his time at Tempus. The startup is running quietly from Lightbank. Lightbank is an early state VC company. Lefkofsky is Tempus’ president. Although it is not clear what the entrepreneur’s day-to-day activities at the firm entail, it is believed that he works with a team of experts to build Tempus’ platform.
The startup focuses on helping doctors and healthcare professionals to make smarter decisions. The platform achieves this objectives by providing the professionals with personalized and real-time data. The data-driven decision making process makes use of a patient’s genetic code in molecular therapies’ context. Such information helps in improving the medical professional’s understanding of a patient case and learn more about Eric.
Eric understands that the quantity of data determines its effectiveness. To this end, he is working with breast, pancreatic, and lung cancer patients to generate more data for the Tempus system. He is also working closely with medical professionals to supplement his efforts. He believes that this platform will play an integral role in ensuring that patients receive the right treatment from any medical facility and Eric’s lacrosse camp.
According to the entrepreneur, as more data is added to the system, the results provided by the system will be more accurate and without biases. Lefkofsky is confident that the availability of the right information will ensure that patients can be treated with proper drugs, thus eliminating cases of drug resistance and more information click here.
Eric Lefkofsky is a tech investor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is credited for founding several companies such as Mediaocean, Uptake, Echo Global Logistics, and InnerWorkings. Lefkofsky is a graduate of the University of Michigan where he pursued his degree in law. The information technology expert loves connecting with his fans through his Twitter and Facebook accounts.