Eric Lefkofsky is an American entrepreneur who has in the past taken three companies’ public. These include InnerWorkings, Echo Global Logistics and Groupon. After making quite a fortune from these e-commerce startups (his estimated worth is $1.79 billion), he has moved on to one of the biggest challenges so far. Lefkofsky has turned his attention to his latest project, Tempus. Through this company, Mr. Lefkofsky is taking cancer head on by compiling a huge genomic database on it. The database will then be used by doctors to carry out a comparison with the DNA of an individual patient to enable them personalize the treatment therapy to be used on the specific patient. If everything goes well then it will enable cancer patients to live for long and some might get cured. Based on crunchbase.com.
What is Tempus and what does it do?
Lefkofsky embarked on this venture after realizing that most hospitals have collected lots of data on cancer but have not necessarily looked at analyzing all of it. There are other startups that are looking at using data to help in finding the most suitable treatment for a number of complex diseases. Tempus refers to a technology company that has an operating system aimed at battling cancer. The company has a machine and interactive analytical learning platform that enables doctors to prescribe a personalized treatment plan for patients. It analyzes therapeutic and molecular data to help physicians to make decisions in real time according to data. Pertinent articles on lightbank.com.
Eric Lefkofsky says that Tempus is unique from the other startups as it is part of an end-to-end solution. Tempus has established partnerships with several leading hospitals in a bid to collect massive data. Doctors are able to get the treatment therapies that have worked before and some effective clinical trials. The first partnership was with the Northwestern’s Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center and will announce others shortly.
About Eric Lefkofsky
Eric Lefkofsky is the co-founder and managing director/chairman of several companies like Lightbank, Groupon, Echo Global Logistics, InnerWorkings and Uptake Technologies. He is currently the CEO and co-founder of Tempus. Lefkofsky and his wife co-chair their Lefkofsky Family Foundation in order to advance initiatives that have a high-impact on the lives of various communities they serve. He is also a trustee at the Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, The Museum of Science and Industry, World Business Chicago and The Art Institute of Chicago. He is also the chairman of Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s Board of Trustees. He is the author of a book entitled “Accelerated Disruption: Understanding the True Speed of Innovation.” He holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School.
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