Eric Lefkofsky is a US businessman who is most well-known for his company Groupon. His latest professional venture is Tempus which could revolutionize how we approach cancer treatments and research in the future. Tempus has a goal to create a genomic database of cancer which would allow physicians to specifically target the therapeutic efforts to combat cancer by comparing cancer patient’s DNA from around the world. After discovering that the technology to create such a database was becoming more accessible and that the data was already there, it seemed like a no-brainer to help establish a database that would help physicians analyze this data.Tempus has teamed up with some of the most reputable hospitals to collect data and has already implemented a 20,000-square ft. lab where gene-sequencing will be performed. Once the database is built, Tempus will provide physicians with software to help them analyze data with ease. Tempus isn’t just a company, it could pave the way to miraculous scientific discoveries surrounding one of the most serious conditions plaguing the world today.
About the Entrepreneur and Businessman Eric Lefkofsky
Aside from Tempus and Groupon, Eric Lefkofsky is a founding partner of Lightbank and a co-founder of Uptake Technologies. Prior to his successful career as a serial entrepreneur and businessman in the Chicago area, Eric Lefkofsky attended the University of Michigan and the University of Michigan Law School.
Tempus isn’t the first technological or medical based venture that Eric has teamed up with or facilitated. Eric and his wife Liz established the Lefkofsky Family Foundation in 2006 to help fast track research, programs, and initiatives aimed at improving the quality of life for people at home and around the world. The Lefkofsky’s have also made significant donations to cancer centers, as well as gastric and breast cancer research. If Tempus is as successful as his previous ventures, you can be sure that it is sure to make waves throughout the medical, scientific, and technological communities.
Starting out as a graduate at Teaneck High School, Eric Pulier went on to further his education at Harvard University. He’s since concentrated much of his time by making a name for himself in numerous facets of the entrepreneurial world by taking on and achieving numerous feats since the 1980’s. His achievements have impacted the general public, particularly those who are described as disadvantaged economically and children who are suffering from chronic conditions.
After graduating from Harvard University, Eric Pulier went on to found the company People Doing Things, after moving to Los Angeles in 1991. It was a technologically innovative company whose sole focus was on improving both the educational and healthcare industries. It has proven to be a success in terms of improving those sectors of public service in the years since its implementation.
In the years since starting People Doing Things (or PDT), he’s founded, co-founded, and funded 15 different companies having to do with improvement found through the implementation of technology. This includes Digital Evolution, which he founded back in 1994, and has since been taken up by US Interactive LLC. Other successful companies that he has founded include Desktone, US Media Interactive LLC, MediaPlatform, and SOA Software, just to name a few of the most notable multi-venture backed companies that Pulier’s been involved in.
Named as one of the 30 e-visionaries, Eric Pulier has been successful in generating millions of dollars in revenue for his companies over the years. He’s considered one of the most well known and respected technologists currently active in the industry. He attends conferences to speak of his accomplishments often and is a regular at technology forums where discussion on the newest technologies available to work with takes place. As it stands, Pulier is the executive director of the Enterprise Leadership Council. He has also served in a position on the Clinton Global Initiative.
Philanthropy has always been present at the heart of his career. Eric Pulier has shown great dedication to helping those less unfortunate, including the impoverished and those suffering from various illnesses. This has included his team up with other bright names in the industry to create the first social media network for children with chronic illness to connect with each other, the Starlight World.