Tempus is a company that Eric Lefkofsky co-founded in order to help doctors diagnose and treat cancer. Founded in 2016, Tempus is now one of Chicago’s top 10 companies in the healthcare technology industry. The goal is to create the world’s biggest database of cancer care data so that treatments can be individualized for each patient.
In December 2017, Eric Lefkofsky greatly advanced his company by forming a partnership with Precision Health AI, a business located in New York City which is deeply skilled with artificial intelligence. The created a platform called CancerLinQ which Tempus will now have access to. CancerLinQ is a library that consists of the treatment results for around 600,000 patients. This platform was created by the American Society of Clinical Oncology which is a world-renowned group of cancer doctors. The ultimate goal, Lefkofsky says, is to use Big Data to improve patient outcomes when it comes to being treated for cancer.
The partnership between Tempus and Precision Health AI that Eric Lefkofsky signed is for 10 years. Eric said that between this partnership and others they have signed his company will be used to treat around 25% to 30% of cancer patients in 2018. Other partnerships that he has formed with Tempus include, among others, the Mayo Clinic, the Cleveland Clinic and the University of Chicago.
Eric Lefkofsky is a serial entrepreneur who was born in Detroit, Michigan. He earned a law degree in 1993 at the University of Michigan. Even during college he was an entrepreneur having started a carpet selling company. He has founded or co-founded many companies in the technology industry such as MediaBank which buys media companies. The business he is probably most known for being a founder of is the savings website Groupon.
Eric Lefkofsky and his wife, Elizabeth, are also philanthropists. They started the Lefkofsky Foundation through which the route their charitable donations. The goal of this foundation is to providing funding and other support for educational, scientific, and charitable nonprofits around the globe. The particular emphasis of the Lefkofsky Foundation is supporting children.