Joe Fagan

Former Soccer Star, Now Soccer Fan


November 22, 2018

Erick Lefkofsky Introduces The Healthcare Field To Modern Technology

American entrepreneur Eric Lefkofsky has built a fortune of $2.5 billion by co-founding very successful technology firms. This places him at #328 on the richest people in the nation according to the Forbes 400 List. A large part of how he garnered this amount of money is by co-founding the daily deals online website Groupon and serving as its chief executive officer for a number of years.He’s now created a firm in Chicago to help doctors fight cancer. This is Tempus Inc. which was founded in 2015. In just those three short years this company is now worth over a billion and so is one of the “unicorn” startups.

Eric Lefkofsky became frustrated with the state of healthcare in America when it came to dealing with cancer. He saw that the healthcare industry was far behind when it came to technology which made no sense at all to him.Tempus now employs over 400 people and, after a recent successful funding round that generated an additional $110 million in venture funds, Eric Lefkofsky and his expert team plan to increase that number. Now that his company is successfully tackling cancer he is looking to expand into other diseases like cardiovascular and diabetes.

These diseases, too, could use a good dose of technology to improve patient outcomes.Eric Lefkofsky built a company that developed an online platform to collect, structure, and then analyze clinical data such as electronic medical records. These have never been organized in a way that could be used to help other patients using big data. His own company also sequences patient DNA which doctors can use to figure out how their patient may respond better to one therapy than another one under consideration.