Startup company Tempus can now claim the rare designation of ‘unicorn’ status with the success of its latest funding campaign. The company added another $80 million to the $120 million already acquired since its founding in 2015. Co-founder Eric Lefkofsky is a major source of the impetus behind Tempus’ success. The new company’s purpose is building and implementing an innovative operating system to personalize and streamline cancer treatment options.
Tempus is just one of many endeavors by Eric Lefkofsky. Since graduating with a law degree from the University of Michigan in 1993, he has founded or co-founded many companies in various fields contributing to advancements in technology, logistics, and the arts. With his wife Liz, the Lefkofsky Family Foundation was formed in 2006 for the purpose of dispensing charitable aid for the needs of children around the world.
It is not surprising that Lefkofsky is using the newest funding to continue to push the expansion of Tempus’ ground-breaking cancer treatment system. The company’s latest count of around 400 specialized employees is growing by about 30 per month. The new system is based on the collection of two types of data for patients; clinical data which studies the overall trend in cancer treatment, and individual molecular data from each person undergoing care.
This data is combined by the specialists at Tempus to create a more comprehensive treatment plan based on the latest advances in all areas of the field. Building relationships between these various facets of the healthcare community is part of Lefkofsky’s goal through Tempus. As Tempus continues to expand it is hoped the compiled data will be helpful to all the professionals involved in the treatment process, including doctors, drug companies, and technicians.
As with many of his previous ventures, Eric Lefkofsky seeks to bring together technological advances and the people who can best employ them. Education and communication build a future of mutual participation in business, art and basic needs. Innovative entrepreneurs such as Lefkofsky continue in their quest to fuel global awareness of important issues and new, creative ways to address them for a brighter future.
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