Eric Lefkofsky is one of the most talented entrepreneurs who has founded and co-founded several start-ups and is associated with many companies today. One of his fortes is innovation, and irrespective of which niche he is related to or invested in, he ensures he brings innovation to the table.One of the first companies he started was Groupon, which went on to become a global phenomenon, and now operates in many countries. Groupon worked on a simple yet innovative idea of connecting companies and merchants with the consumers directly through attractive offers that the users just cannot refuse. It ensures that the consumers, as well as the enterprises, win through the transaction that takes place, and the concept was an instant hit with both the merchants as well as the consumers. Today, Groupon is worth close to $3 Billion and continues to grow consistently.
Tempus is a medical research firm that Eric Lefkofsky started recently with the aim to help the field of cancer therapy research. Even though he isn’t much experienced in the medical field, he realized that the area of cancer treatments and research has a lot of scope for improvement with the use of technology. There is a void that can be quickly filled with the help of advanced technology. The availability of information and data is taking months and years, which is slowing down the progress in the field of cancer research.However, Eric Lefkofsky believes that the technology is available today that can help the field of cancer research and give the research scholars, oncologists, and the physicians with the data they need to provide better cancer treatment to the patients. Tempus helps gather data from different hospitals and medical centers and aggregates that data to provide result based data to the physicians.
It helps in knowing which treatment and medicine would be more efficient in certain conditions. Tempus provides data that helps the physicians co-related the data made available with the help of patient’s medical history and present condition with the kind of treatment that would be provided. Eric Lefkofsky is based in Chicago and is the co-founder of several other companies, including MediaOcean and Lightbank Investments. You can also follow him on Twitter : https://twitter.com/lefkofsky