Eric Lefkofsky is an entrepreneur, co-founder and chief executive officer of Tempus. Tempus is a tech company that has been developing systems aimed at battling cancer. He is also among the founding partners of the Lightbank, a venture fund that focuses on investments in disruptive technology. Eric Lefkofsky has also made investments in the lucrative e-commerce market. As an entrepreneur, Eric has made investments in various sectors of the economy.
Eric Lefkofsky, schooled at Lathrup High School, graduating in the year 1987. He then went to the University of Michigan where he graduated in 1991 with honors in law. He then continued his studies at the same university where he was awarded his Juris Doctor in the year 1993.
As the president of the Tempus Inc, Eric Lefkofsky is in charge of implementing various organizations decisions that he sees best for the interest of the company. Tempus is an organization that seeks to help doctors in their day to day operations primarily involving patients with cases of cancer. The team, helps various practitioners make real time, data driven and personalized treatment methods by analyzing the genetic composition of the patient. The analysis is made simpler in the context of molecular therapies. According to their website, Tempus uses the genomic sequencing together with the appropriate analysis methods to help the doctor understand the patient’s tumor.
As a scientific body, Tempus collects massive amounts of genomic data for scientific and statistical analysis. The analysis involves the use of proprietary algorithms that help unravel various opportunities that a clinician can use to cure a patient positively. As such, the program aims at providing a more accurate and better care plan for the sick.
Currently, Tempus is working with patients suffering from various types of cancer. These include breast, pancreatic cancer as well as lung cancer. The body hopes that in the coming future, more patients with other types of cancer will be able to work with the firm. Lefkofsky together with his family has contributed too much towards this cause. They have been doing this through the introduction of the Lefkofsky Family Foundation. The foundation provides financial assistance to various cancer research institutes.