Tempus is a Chicago-based cancer research company co-founded by Eric Lefkofsky in 2015. Its main area of focus is genomic-testing and cancer-fighting data analytics. Since its founding, Tempus has been at the forefront of finding solutions in the field of cancer treatment and management. Recently Tempus raised $110 million in funding.
This funding has increased its value to $2 billion. The contributions were raised from both existing and new investors. Some of the major contributions were from investor Baillie Gifford, T. Rowe Price, Revolution Growth and New Enterprise Associates.
Through Tempus, Eric Lefkofsky has created a platform which focuses in the collection, structuring and the analysis of molecular and clinical data. The data collected is stored at its Next Generation sequencing lab. The lab offers assays such as Tempus XT, Tempus XO, targeted 595 gene panel, Tempus XF, Tempus XT and among others. These data is easily available to physicians who want to collaborate with Tempus and use the data to make informed cancer treatment decisions.
The contributions have helped Tempus expand its operations by employing more researchers. These contributions come after a few months after the March round of funding which raised $80 million.
Currently, Tempus works in conjunction with over 69 National Cancer Institute-associated cancer centers. It is currently one of the major gene-sequencing providers in the entire country. Due to its tremendous growth, Tempus has moved to 600 w. Chicago Avenue which provides a bigger space for its operations.
About Eric Lefkofsky
Mr. Lefkosky is a very successful entrepreneur and philanthropist who believe in giving back to the community. He is the founder and CEO of Tempus. Lefkosky also co-founded Groupon, Echo Global, InnerWorkings, Lightbank and MediaOcean.
He is a graduate of the University of Michigan. Mr. Eric Lefkofsky also has a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan’s Law School. He has taught at the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business and the Northwestern University. He currently serves at University of Chicago Booth School of Business as an adjunct professor.
Lefkosky has authored a book by the name, Accelerated Disruption: Understanding the True Speed of Innovation. The book elaborates on various startup concepts and other business development ideas based on technological innovations.
In the area of philanthropy, together with his wife, they formed the Lefkofsky Family foundation. This foundation is aimed at advancing education, medicine, fundamental human rights and art and culture.