Eric Lefkofsky spearheads Tempus to achieve unicorn status.
Ever since it was launched in 2015, Tempus has experienced exponential growth as a company. Recently it received an enormous boost of $80 million from new investors. The new investment spearheaded the company’s value to achieve a ‘unicorn’ status. Tempus is an organization now valued at over $1 billion. Under the leadership of Eric Lefkofsky who is the CEO of Tempus, he is confident that the growth of the firm is something, he looks forward to in the times to come. The company already has over 400 employees, and Eric expects to be hiring at a pace of 30 employees in a month. Tempus is a technology company that is based in Chicago. The firm collects data about cancer and its patients with the aim of improving the efficiency of care for patients. Clinical data and collection of patients molecular data are one of the ways being used to collect data. The doctor’s handwritten notes about a patient can also be made digital and stored for future reference.
The CEO of the company Mr. Lefkofsky stated that the company had established valued relationships with the medical professionals in all disciplines from doctors to the companies that manufacture the drugs. This is in an effort to expand the data in order to treat patients more effectively. Eric Lefkofsky is from Southfield Michigan and was bred in a Jewish family. His father was a Structural Engineer, and his mother was a school teacher. Eric Lefkofsky received his Juris Doctor from University of Michigan Law School in the year 1997. Eric and his wife founded the Charitable trust. This is a foundation that focuses on children for the purpose of supporting charities and educational organizations. Eric Lefkofsky is also a teacher at several universities namely DePaul University and Northwestern University where he taught applied technology and disruptive business models respectively. Eric Lefkofsky is also involved in several community development activities. He is a board member of the Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He is also a member of the board and co-chairman of the technology council for World Business Chicago.