Eric Lefkofsky is noted as one of the most prominent and highly respected businessmen and entrepreneurs in today’s date, not only in the United States but globally. He is the co-founder of one of the most successful start-ups named Groupon, which is publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange and has the market valuation of over $2.2 Billion.The company continues to grow under the leadership of Eric Lefkofsky as he continues to serve as the Chairman of Groupon Inc. Eric Lefkofsky has founded and co-founded many other successful enterprises, namely LightBank Investments, MediaOcean, Echo Global Logistics, and Tempus.
Tempus Inc is one of his more recent ventures, which deals in collecting and accumulating the clinical and genomic data from the cancer patients from different medical facilities. Tempus Inc uses the advanced technology to gather clinical and patient outcome data and then providing the same to the researchers and physicians from across the globe.Eric believes that the availability of such data would help tremendously in providing patients with the treatment that would be more efficient for them as per their DNA and RNA makeup. Previously, and even till date, most of the cancer patients get the treatment that has one size fits all approach, which has time and again, proved to be ineffective. Millions of lives are lost each year to cancer, and Eric Lefkofsky felt that he has the resources and the capability to bridge the increasing gap between the field of cancer research and technology.
Eric Lefkofsky is associated with many different philanthropic organizations and causes as well, and has his foundation by the name of Lefkofsky Family Foundation, which works actively in empowering local communities. The Lefkofsky Family Foundation donates generously as well as initiates high-impact social and community welfare initiatives that aim at helping people get better education and healthcare services.He is also the writer of one of the best selling books in the corporate and business category, Accelerated Disruption. The book aims at addressing the issues that the companies are facing today in the face of an era of start-ups, modern technology, and successful entrepreneurs. In the book, Eric mentions about the companies should continue to focus on innovation and technology, and get out of the traditional business mindset to thrive and survive in a competitive world.