There are many ways to be involved in the business world. Some people enter this industry to earn money, while others join in to make a difference. Eric Lefkofsky is one of those people who was able to do both.
Eric Lefkofsky is a Michigan native. He was born to a school teacher and a structural engineer. He went to college at the University of Michigan. He then attended the University of Michigan Law School.
After Eric finished with law school, he and his business partner made their first venture into the business world. The pair purchased an apparel store. A few years after this purchase, the pair ventured into the global market. They created an online company that sold promotional items.
The next two businesses Eric Lefkofsky was involved in were both global companies. One was a marketing firm, and the other was a logistics firm. Eric is no longer involved with either company, but both are still in business today and thriving.
In 2007, according to forbes.com, Eric Lefkofsky was an investor and a co-founder of a company called ThePoint.com. A year later, the name of the company was changed to Groupon. This company has become a household name and has seen exponential growth. Groupon even earned the title of being the fastest growing company in history. Eric served as CEO for a few years but has since stepped down. He is still a member of the board.
In 2016, Tempus was created. Eric Lefkofsky is the founder and the CEO. Tempus.com is a technology company that has created an operating system that can help in the fight against cancer. The system analyzes blood and tissue samples from cancer patients to look for gene mutations. The results of these analyzed samples are sent back to doctors, and they are able to create treatment plans personalized for each patient.
All throughout his adult life, Eric has been involved in many businesses. Each one served its purpose and with his current company, Eric is hoping to make an impact on how cancer is treated and hopefully find a cure.