Eric Lefkofsky has personally seen the effects of cancer and at the time he was incredibly shocked by the lack of technology and information available to doctors for creating treatments. This is what spawned the idea for Eric to start up the company Tempus, which will focus on genomic and molecular sequencing, pulling data from all around the world into a single database. As a huge business success already through the likes of Echo Logistics and Groupon, Eric has experience in the field of business acting on his entrepreneurial ideas. Eric’s background in technology was perfect in wake of seeing the state of cancer treatments as he knew there was a better way for doctors to get their information and form treatments.
One of the biggest challenges facing Tempus today is putting some context behind that massive and raw amounts of unorganized data that is being gathered. Such a large amount of data will be impractical to go through by hand. Tempus will use the latest software for learning and compile data using algorithms. Through Tempus, doctors will be able to gather more precise information to create more personalized treatments and patients profiles for their patients.
There are other companies out there that gather data as well, but they do not operate on the scale that Tempus is attempting to do. Tempus aims to bring physicians worldwide genomic and molecular data they can use readily. With the latest round of fundraising amounting to more than 70 million dollars for Tempus, things are still looking up for the company and its mission to provide more accurate cancer treatments to patients afflicted.
Eric’s personal beliefs and his capabilities in business and technology has allowed him to stay focused and keep Tempus aligned with his business practices. Eric wants to use his success and technological insight to help solve real problems in the world. According to Eric, it is his personal philosophies and his ability to adapt business strategies that make him such a success in business today.
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