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Eric Lefkofsky and the search for data driven healthcare solutions

Posted on 14 May, 2018 in Business Partnership, Investment Management

Tempus, the Chicago based cancer fighting data analytical company is now worth $ 1.1 billion after the latest investments from private investors. Eric Lefkofsky, the co-founder of Tempus recently shared details on the company’s latest round of investments during the Series C round. Tempus came in 3rd among startups during the Series C round, receiving $ 70 million from Revolution Growth and New Enterprise Associates. With the latest investments, Tempus now has secured $ 130 million so far this year. Since 2015, the data analytical company has been the recipient of $ 210 million in investments, and now can claim “unicorn” status among startups. Eric Lefkofsky, who is no stranger to starting companies, initially invested his own money, and was able to leverage that capital to garner more freedom to grow without the need for outside funding.
Uptake Technologies is another data analytical company co-founded by Eric Lefkofsky. Uptake leverages artificial intelligent algorithms to analyze financial data, to help identify investment opportunities and financial planning strategies. Uptake Technologies received $ 90 million in investments during the Series B round.
Tempus is a healthcare information technology company, which is taking a data driven approach to fight cancer. Tempus believes the cure for cancer will be found in healthcare data silos, and the use of artificial intelligence to organize and identify correlations in these healthcare data sets. Using artificial intelligence to analyze large amounts of healthcare data, Tempus is building a molecular clinical library. This molecular clinical library allows Tempus to build genetic sequential information healthcare professional can use to battle cancer.
Eric Lefkofsky is responsible for many charitable educational programs in Chicago, including the Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL), Afterschool Matters, Success Bound, and High School Bond. These programs along with programs focused on human rights, medical research and cultural initiatives is what makes up the Lefkofsy Family Foundation. The Lefkofsy Family Foundation is a private charitable organization founded in 2006 by Eric and Liz Lefkofsky.

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