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Eric Lefkofsky, the serial entrepreneur

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Tempus, a technological company that uses a clinical data-based method to battle cancer has received a lot of support since it was founded in 2015. The company which is located in Chicago has accumulated 210 million dollars in investments and donations. Recently, an additional 80 million dollar investment was made by a new group of investors including the Kinship Trust Corporation, and Revolution growth among others who are enthusiastic about the work being done by Tempus.

Tempus consists of close to four hundred employees who keep increasing every month as its operations increase. It is headed by Mr. Eric Lefkofsky who is also a co-founder of the establishment. Eric Lefkofsky is a great businessperson who has been able to make himself a net worth of 2.3 billion dollars.

Eric Lefkofsky was born in 1969 to a structural engineer father and a schoolteacher mother. He was privileged to attend some of the best schools in the state of Michigan. He went to the Southfield Lathrup High school and later the Michigan University after which he attended the Tamarack Camps. There, he went on to become a member of the staff.

In 1993, Eric partnered with a friend and founded the Madison Wisconsin Corporation. Six years later he also founded the Starbelly interned company and sold it a year later to Halo Industries after having substantial success. Lefkofsky still went on to become its COO under Halo.

In 2001, Lefkofsky started yet another company called Innerworkings that provided procurement services in print which he headed for a decade. In 2005, he established ECHO and a year later an advertising company named MediaBank. Subsequently, he funded the start of Thepoint.com which is currently known as Groupon. Groupon is a virtual mutual action website that is partly owned by Andrew Mason. He is also linked to the ownership of Uptake LLC and LightBank.

Together with his wife, Lefkofsky owns and runs the Lefkofsky Foundation that supports education and science endeavors all over the globe. He is also a board member at the Art Institute, Children’s Memorial Hospital and the Chicago Science and Industry Museum as well as a former professor of business in multiple Universities in Chicago.

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