Tempus, a company founded by Eric Lefkofsky is now teaming up with the University of Chicago. The partnership involves Tempus providing patient data and data analysis to medical providers who are studying and treating cancer. Tempus will provide patient info and treatment info to doctors in an effort to learn from past treatments and past patients on what the most effective route for treating cancer is for new and existing patients. The data analytics company will also attempt to gather and store as much data on cancer patients and treatments as possible and give it to cancer researchers who can then glean information from the data to come up with customized solutions for patients.
Besides Tempus, Eric Lefkosky has founded numerous other companies. Lefkofsky is a venture capitalist who has his own venture capitalist investment bank called Lightbank. This firm invests in startups, products and new ideas, especially in the tech industry that have the potential to develop into big ideas, firms or products. Another company that Eric Lefkofsky has founded is called Media Ocean. This company uses software to streamline and organize marketing. One of the hall marks of Media Ocean is aggregating data from both the company, vendors, third parties and customers into one channel to create a central point from where all marketing can be based upon and begin to take root in.
Besides being involved in venture capitalist firms such as Lightbank and businesses such as Tempus and Media Ocean, Eric Lefkofsky is a leading philanthropist in the United States. Being a billionaire, Eric Lefkofsky realizes that giving back to the community is very important. To that end, Eric Lefkofsky has established the Eric and Liz Lefkofsky Family Foundation. This Foundation gives grants to medical research, education, the arts, and non-profit groups that raise awareness of key issues.