Archives: February 2017

Eric Lefkofsky Uses His Success to Help Multiple Charities

Eric Lefkofsky recently started Tempus, with his business partner Brad Keywell. It is just one of the many ventures the partners have be involved with over the years. Tempus is a technology company that is building a database of molecular and clinical information regarding cancer patients and treatments, and an operating system to allow physicians to access the information to help them select the best treatment for their own cancer patients. The information allows physicians to see the actual results that others got from specific treatments and judge whether or not to use it with their current patient.

 

Eric has co-founded a number of successful companies over the years, with Keywell. He and Brad were friends at the University of Michigan, where Eric got his Bachelor’s Degree and his law degree. When they graduated the two got the entrepreneurial bug and they still have it.

 

In 2001, Eric Lefkofsky co-founded InnerWorkings, a web-based printing company. They offered print procurement services to businesses. One of the next companies Eric co-founded was Echo Global. It began in 2005. The freight logistics company was started as a logistics division for InnerWorkings another Lefkofsky company. InnerWorkings is a web-based printing company. In 2006, Echo went public and trades on the NASDAQ. In 2006, InnerWorkings also went public.  Based on Tempus.com.

 

MediaBank was the next venture. They provide media buying solutions. The company was a fast success. Through acquisitions the company became Mediaocean, and is worth close to $1.5 billion. Lefkofsky then started ThePoint.com, a collective action website. The business was a success. By 2008, the name was changed to Groupon. Eric Lefkofsky is currently the Chairman of the company.

 

 

Eric has had a lot of business success, which has allowed him to become big in charitable giving. He and his wife Liz, started the Lefkofsky Foundation to help spread their good fortune to many people who need help. They are currently involved with over 50 organizations. See this http://lefkofskyfoundation.com/about-eric-lefkofsky/

Check his page on www.linkedin.com.