Eric Lefkofsky, co-founder of Groupon has recently secured an additional $80 million in investments, this plus the $210 million of investments since 2015, puts Tempus into “unicorn” status. Tempus is now worth over a billion dollars. These latest investments were made by New Enterprise Associates and Revolution Growth, Kinship Trust Co., and T. Rowe Price Associates.
Tempus is a data science company that applies data analytical algorithms to data from various health information technology tools. Health care is in the very early stages of a healthcare revolution, with the government mandate for healthcare professionals to use an electronic health records systems, the healthcare industry has been collecting data for almost 10 years now. With so much data available, we are still trying to figure out how to make use of it all. Tempus is attempting to make use of this data by creating personalized healthcare for cancer patients.
Eric Lefkofsky graduated from the University of Michigan, and attended the University Of Michigan Law Schools, where he received a Juris Doctor Degree. Uptake Technologies, a data analytical tool that allows companies to make use of data collected from various devices. The leading provider for integrated media, Mediaocean, Echo Global Logistic, a logistics company, and Inner Working a global provider of managed printing solutions all utilize Uptake Technologies.
In addition to Mr. Lefkofsky’s business obligations, he is also Chairman of the Board of Trustee for Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater Company as well as Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Science and Industry and World Business Chicago.
Eric and Liz Lefkofsky, founded the Lefkofsky Family Foundation. The Lefkofsky Family Foundation is not for profit charity organization whoes objective is to add value to underserved communities. The foundation provides access to educational opportunities, by exploring ways to perform innovative medical research, while focusing on human rights of women and girls and expanding cultural initiatives.
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