Eric Lefkofsky

Eric Lefkofsky, is one of the Chicago’s influential tech figures and is the co-founder of Groupon, Eco Global Logistics, and Inner Working. He is an American entrepreneur and cofounder and CEO of Tempus. He is a co-founder of lightbank which is a Chicago-based capital firm. Eric Lefkofsky, is the son of Bill and Sandy who grew up with a brother and a sister in Southfield, Michigan. He graduated with honors from the University of Michigan. In 1993 he received his Juris Doctor degree from University of Michigan Law school.

Eric Lefkofsky an entrepreneur: After Law school in 1993 Eric Lefkofsky and his friend Brad Keywell started Brandon Apparel in Madison, Wisconsin. In 1999, Starbelly an internet company was started by Eric Lefkofsky and his friend which showed rapid growth and was sold in 2000 to Halo Industries. Eric Lefkofsky cofounded Inner Workings after Starbelly. Eco Global Logistics was created in 2005 which attracted financing from New Enterprise Associates one of the largest technology investors in the country. In 2006 ECHO went public on NASDAQ and being traded successfully ever since. A technology company called MediaBank was co-founded by Eric Lefkofsky and his friend Keywell. In 2012 February a company named MediaOcean is created as a result of the merger between MediaBank and Donovan Datasystems in an estimated 1.5 billion deal. New Venture LightBank was announced in 2010 by Lefkofsky and Keywell. In 2013 Lefkofsky became the CEO of Groupon. Lefkofsky became co-founder and CEO of Tempus in 2016.

Lefkofsky Co-founder of Tempus: Tempus is a technology company which helps physicians provide personalized cancer care to the patients. Genomic data is being collected and analyzed by Tempus to assist patient’s physician to personalize medicine. It is a health tech company which provides genomic sequencing services to the physicians so that they can make cancer care more personalized to the individual in care. Treatment decisions are made analyzing patient’s genetic code. Tempus provides data-driven cancer care personalized to the patient which provides a smarter approach to cancer cure. Read more about tempus here on

Eric Lefkofsky and his wife Liz philanthropic endeavors include forming a charitable trust Lefkofsky Family Foundation which supports high-impact programs, causes and research to enhance the quality of human life all around the world. Check for more details.

Accelerated Disruption by Eric Lefkofsky: Author Eric Lefkofsky through his book explains how disruptive businesses are formed and how to choose the right industry to innovate and how to make your ideas a reality.


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