Eric Lefkofsky is a prominent American businessman who started from very humble beginnings. After finishing his law degree in 1993, he and his friend come together and borrowed some money from their relatives and started a clothing company known as Madison, based in Wisconsin. Eric graduated went to the University of Michigan. He also was awarded a Juris Doctor award by the University of Michigan Law School.
He would later come together with his friend Keywell and created Starbelly- an internet company that was doing promotional products. During the dot-com bubble in the year 2000, the firm grew exponentially and was later sold to the Halo Industries in January 2000.
Lefkofsky in 2001 worked towards founding InnerWorkings, a company that provided printing services in Wisconsin. The company was offered to the public in August 2006. Lefkofsky worked as a director in the company till 2012.
When Innerworkings picked, Lefkofsky and his business partner Keywell founded a logistics company called Echo Global logistics. The company was financed by New Enterprise Associates and released to the public for sale in June 2006.
Presently, Eric Lefkofsky is the managing director of Tempus. He is also a co-founder of the Lightbank a fund that is interested in financing disruptive technology business. Eric Lefkofsky is also the chairman and Co-Founder of Groupon, an e-commerce company. There are also lots of humanitarian activities that Eric has been taking part in. this includes the co-chairing the Lefkofsky family foundation that has been working towards changing the lives of citizens in Chicago. He serves in the board of trustees for the Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago.
Eric is currently worth about $2.2 billion. With such a fortune, you certainly have a reputation to protect. He has not left this to chance. This is the same reason why Eric is never involved in anything against the law. He is also keen on working towards disruptive technology and hopes that he will be able to see a better world and better living standards. He works hard to leave behind a legacy of a good man that once lived.
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