American entrepreneur Eric Lefkofsky has been making an impact in the world of business for many years. Co-founder and CEO of Tempus, a worldwide health technology company, Lefkofsky has played a major role in a number of major companies throughout his career. He has worked and been a part of companies like Echo Global Logistics, Lightbank, Uptake and Groupon just to name a few. Outside of the tremendous work he has done, his philanthropic efforts are just as impressive.
A Michigan native, Eric Lefkofsky had great educational beginnings. His parents were worked as teachers and engineers modeling great thinking and work ethic from a young age. Lefkofsky himself would attend the University of Michigan Law School where he graduated in the early 90’s. From their he moved into the Entrepreneurial world where he teamed up with his friend Brad Keywell. The two borrowed money to create their first company Brandon Apparel. The duo would go on to form other companies, beginning a track record of success. Their companies included InnerWorkings, Echo Global Logistics and Starbelly. See http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20161001/ISSUE01/310019995/can-eric-lefkofsky-save-your-life
Lefkofsky continued on for years creating successful companies. Perhaps his most impressive venture began in in 2007 when he founded and provided more than one million dollars for ThePoint.com. The website would eventually change its name to the more well known Groupon. Groupon would quickly become a massive success. Just three years later in 2010, Forbes reported that Groupon was the fastest growing company in history. The company became so popular the Google attempted to buy the company in December of that year for a reported six million dollars. The sale however did not go through, and Groupon continued on with great success raising nearly one billion dollars in private funding the following year. At that exact time they payed out as much as 800 million dollars to their employees.
Eric Lefkofsky has proven to be great at building business. He also looks to give back as well. In 2006, He and his wife formed a charitable trust called the lefkofskyfoundation.com. The charity focuses on great scientific and educational organizations and causes around the world with a specific focus on children. Lefkofsky’s work is admired by many and his work is clearly ahead of the class. He will continue to impact others for many years to come.
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