There are not many Midwest based businesses that reach the coveted unicorn status of having a net worth of over $1 billion within the first few years of their start up. Eric Lefkofsky can proudly claim that the business he co-founded in 2015 has achieved this high ranking status. Recently Tempus was given over eighty million dollars in new funding to help procure new technologies to continue helping with their biotech advancements.
To understand Tempus one must begin to understand Eric Lefkofsky. He grew up in a modest Midwest home in Michigan. His father was a structural engineer and his mother was a school teacher. Eric was a high achiever early on and after graduating high school he immediately enrolled in the University of Michigan. He graduated with high honors and decided to continue his education at the University of Michigan Law School. When Eric graduated he had earned his Juris Doctor.Shortly after graduation from the University Of Michigan School Of Law Eric became very interested in his entrepreneurial side. He has co-founded many businesses since graduating but some of the most popular include Tempus and Groupon. Many consumers receive Groupon alerts through the Groupon app or through a email blast. Groupon features discounted deals on a wide variety of things consumers may be interested in. Groupon goods include travel deals within the United States and to international destinations, activity deals and product deals. A company will offer a certain amount of discount deals to be sold. The other popular company that Eric co-founded is Tempus.Tempus was co-founded by Eric Lefkofsky in 2015. He currently is the acting CEO of Tempus. Tempus is a biotechnology firm that provides information sharing to doctors, pharmaceutical companies and hospitals. Doctors’ hand written notes can be scanned and uploaded to the shared system to share patients’ information. The purpose of this is to make treatment options easier and more coordinated for patients that are suffering from chronic illnesses and diseases. The recent $80 million donation that has set Tempus as unicorn status for net worth will go towards technology advancements and increasing employment. These generous donations help to ensure Tempus as an industry leader in the field of patient data sharing.