The technology company Tempus that was co-founded by Eric Lefkofsky hopes to change the way patients with cancer are treated through data. Through their system which some describe as an operating system for healthcare, physicians are able to provide health care that is personalized for each patient in order to give them the treatments that they believe will work best for them.
Eric Lefkofsky hopes that his company will change the way that the healthcare industry operates as he has always had an interest in disruptive technology. He is one of the founders of a venture fund that focuses on investing into disruptive technology businesses known as Lightbank. In addition, he is also a Chairman and co-founder of the e-commerce marketplace Groupon.
Philanthropy is such an important part of his life that Eric Lefkofsky and his wife formed the Lefkofsky Family Foundation. Their foundation works to improve the lives of those in need living in and around their community. He is grateful for the success that he has achieved throughout his life and is happy to be able to help others.
When someone close to Eric Lefkofsky was diagnosed with cancer, he was shocked that technology wasn’t implemented more in their care. He saw how much data had been able to help other industries and wondered why it wasn’t being used more in an area that could change so many lives. He began asking questions to people in the field as to why it wasn’t being used in patients’ care and realized that in order to make it happen he would have to do it himse3lf. This is how Tempus was born.
Eric Lefkofsky finds his ideas when he is trying to find solutions for problems. He and his business partner are dedicated to finding solutions for problems that others have not been able to solve. Just coming up with ideas when there is no problem to solve isn’t very useful for Eric Lefkofsky as there are so many problems out there that need solutions. He is often asked how he was able to start so many successful companies throughout his career and his prioritization is key.