Eric Lefkofsky is an incredible entrepreneur who co-founded a genomic sequencing company known as Tempus. Tempus mainly helps doctors customize cancer treatments to simplify diagnosis. Recently, the Chicago based company announced it had raised $ 70 million from New Enterprise Associates and investors Revolution Growth in its series C funding round. This funding is part of the total &130 million since it was started in 2015 with his co-founding partner Brad Keywell.
Mr. Eric Lefkofsky serves as the CEO of the company and together with Brad, and they have always invested in any fundraising that takes place. Eric spoke to Crain’s Chicago Business that he was willing to invest even up to $ 1000 million in Tempus. Most of the investors who also funded Tempus have also supported other companies. For example, New Investors NEA and Revolution Growth previously had funded stock trading app Robinhood and Sweetgreen respectively and many others. Last year Tempus announced it is partnering with the Mayo Clinic, Duke University and also with Cleveland Clinic and many others which was going to benefit their business of Tempus and also help many cancer patients
Eric Lefkofsky was into the tech industry, and so it shocked people when he decided to venture into the healthcare industry. Three years ago, a loved one to Eric was diagnosed with breast cancer, and during treatment, Eric noticed how there was an extreme scarcity of infrastructure in how data was being collected. Therefore the idea of Tempus was born where it uses technology to compile clinical and genomic data from cancer patients so that physicians can customize treatment.
Eric Lefkofsky is a native of Southfield in Michigan and was born on September 2, 1969. He moved to Chicago at a tender age and attended the University of Michigan where he earned honors and then later joined the University of Michigan, School of Law where he obtained a Juris Doctor.
His entrepreneurial skills started in college where he used to sell carpets, and now he has improved to a legendary in entrepreneurship. Moreover, Eric is a philanthropist, and with his wife, they established the Lefkofsky Foundation that supports organizations. Eric is positive about helping cancer patients.