Chicago is one of the cities in the United States that is recording a high number of high startup exit valuations. In 2017, Chicago exits and investment recorded great results. Some of the high-value exit valuations which traded in the past few years include Vivid Seats, Gogo, Trustwave and GrubHub among many others. What is making Chicago even a high potential market is an increase in the number of high-value entrepreneurs who are ready to venture into new businesses. When all these factors come together, it becomes clear why the area has recorded improvements in the business ecosystem.
According to a report by PitchBook, Chicago currently leads as the city with the highest investor returns potential in the United States. One of the entrepreneurs who is contributing positively to the diversification of opportunities in Chicago is Eric Lefkofsky. With the ideas that he has been sponsoring, it clear that the growth of the area will continue for a long time. Eric Lefkofsky is a graduate of University of Michigan Law School. Since he completed his university education, he has been part of various high potential businesses in Chicago. One of the companies he recently launched is Tempus, a healthcare company which is delivering personalized medicine.
The company is one of the new unicorns in the country with a net worth of $1.1 billion.Apart from the numerous businesses which he has started, Eric Lefkofsky is a philanthropist. He understands that although he has made it, millions are struggling a good life with sufficient of basic needs. As a way of giving back to the community, he has been in various civic engagements. One of the positions he holds is that of Trustee of Lurie Children’s Hospital. Lefkofsky also belongs to other organizations such as The Museum of Science and World Business Chicago.