The Life and Career of Eric Lefkofsky

Eric Lefkofsky has made a name for himself as a health billionaire. Tempus is one of the many foundations that Eric Lefkofsky has been part of. Just the other day, the foundation announced that it had successfully managed to raise over $ 70 million from the C funding series. Some of the investors who played an important role in this funding include New Enterprise Associates and Revolution Growth. Together with the $70 million, Eric Lefkofsky and Tempus have managed to raise over $130 million. This is a venture that he co-founded with the help of Brad Keywell. A source close to the foundation and who spoke on the condition of anonymity said that the latest fundraising catapults the organization to a net worth of $700 million and more

Tempus has agreed to partner with institutions such as Duke University School of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic as well as Mayo Clinic. Other than Tempus foundation, Lefkofsky has co-founded other institutions such as Uptake, Mediaocean, Innerworkings, Groupon and Echo Global Logistics. Finally, Eric Lefkofsky has helped establish a venture capital firm known as Lightbank. Eric Lefkofsky was born and raised in Southfield, Michigan. His father was a structural engineer while his mother was a school teacher. He studied at the University of Michigan Law School and graduated in 1993 with a Juris Doctor. During his time at the university, he ran a small business that dealt with carpets. Talking during a recent interview, Eric Lefkofsky said that he was willing to invest up to $100 million with Tempus.