Cancer treatment remains a challenge to doctors. Researchers and doctors are working hard to come up with customized treatments that will manage this chronic disease efficiently. Many influential figures around the world are donating millions to assist in research as well as coming up with technologies that give more accurate data for proper diagnose and treatment. Eric Lefkofsky is one of the tech experts that has dedicated much to see cancer is managed.
Eric Lefkofsky is the CEO and co-founder of Tempus which is based in Chicago. Tempus is health tech startup that is using technology that analyses clinical and genomic data from cancer patients that is useful in treatment personalization. For a long time, sophisticated infrastructure in cancer diagnosis, and treatment has been lacking. This is one thing that made Eric invest heavily in cancer treatment. On top of that, a member of his family was diagnosed with cancer, and it was a challenge getting proper treatment.
Tempus has come with a technology that assists cancer doctors in making real-time, data-driven as well as personalized treatment decisions. Tempus is helping breast, pancreatic as well as lung cancer patients. With time they have promised to add more types to ease the suffering that comes with cancer. Eric co-founded Tempus with Brad Keywell, and they have been investing heavily in the healthcare tech company. Tempus last year partnered with Duke University School of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic, among others.
Recently Tempus had series C funding round. The firm raised $70 million from investors New Enterprise Associates and Revolution Growth. This funding has put Tempus at a valuation of $700 million. The funding will help the healthcare firm in its research as well as buy more equipment that will be able to help more cancer patients. Eric and Brad Keywell are confident that Tempus will continue to be more helpful in cancer treatment.
Eric Lefkofsky together with his wife founded Lefkosfsky Family Foundation. It is a charitable organization that supports many cancer research institutions and programs. On top of that Eric is a founding partner of Lightbank, co-founder of Uptake Technologies, Mediaocean as well as Echo Global Logistics. At the University of Michigan is where he graduated and had a Juris Doctor from University of Michigan Law School.