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The Man Behind Tempus: Eric Lefkofsky

The technology start-up was co-founded by Eric Lefkofsky in 2015. So far, the company has raised at least $130 million in funding. These funds will support their groundbreaking technology that solves a big problem in the analysis and treatment of cancer.

Eric Lefkofsky grew up in Michigan. His father was an engineer, and the mother was a teacher. He attended Tamarack Camps where he grew into a leader and later worked as a staff member.

Later, he joined Michigan University and studied law. He graduated with honors from the institution in 1991. His educational pursuits did not end there; he advanced to the school of law at the University of Michigan and received his Doctor of Jurisprudence in1993. His entrepreneurial spirit saw him establish a myriad of start-up companies before Tempus.

Apart from being the head figure at the Tempus, Eric takes part in several charity organizations such as World Business Chicago, the Museum of Science and Industry, and the Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago.

Together with his wife, Eric co-founded the Lefkofsky Family Foundation, which supports education, human rights, art and culture, and healthcare needs of beneficiaries.

Under his leadership, Tempus has earned approval from the FDA for the use of its technology in treatment of cancer. Eric Lefkofsky believes that Tempus holds the key to the future of cancer treatment.

His team comprises of over 150 specialists in genetics, immunity, data scientists and engineers who are working towards the betterment of this disruptive technology.

Currently, Eric Lefkofsky is an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago’s business school. He is the author of ‘Accelerated Disruption: Understanding the True Speed of Innovation.’

The book provides insight on how technology has the potential to provide solutions to humanity’s problems, just like in the case of Tempus Technologies.

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