Eric Lefkofsky, a well-known billionaire and venture capitalist, has recently raised $200 million to bring personalized medicine to new diseases. He is the co-founder of Tempus Therapeutics, specializing in developing drugs tailored to individual patients’ needs. Led by Eric Lefkofsky, Tempuswas created in 2015 and has already raised $600 million. Their goal is to bring precision medicine treatments to cancer patients who are not responding well enough to traditional treatment methods. Eric has had experience with cancer personally, as he lost his mother to pancreatic cancer.
Eric hopes that Tempus can help others facing this disease. The healthcare expert was named one of Chicago’s most influential people by Crane in 2016 for his contributions to society through both business and philanthropy. Eric Lefkofsky´s company raised this hefty sum thanks largely to his success with other ventures he has been involved in over the years. Eric hopes this will be enough money for Tempus Therapeutics “to become an industry leader” in personalized medicines.
Eric believes this will help the company bridge “the gap between early research and late-stage development, accelerating our mission to deliver precision medicine for patients with cancer.” Eric has many other business ventures in which he invests his time. Eric is currently working on bringing personalized medicine to people with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Eric is also working on a new startup called The Organic Produce Stand, which offers healthy food for those living in low-income areas (Geekwire).
Eric’s goal with this company is to help provide good products and nutritious foods at affordable prices so more people can eat healthier without breaking their budgets. Eric has been successful as an entrepreneur because he knows how important it is to have the community behind you when going into business. He strives mainly on giving back to the community. Eric Lefkofsky feels that “by partnering with hundreds of communities across America,” his vision along with all the other philanthropic endeavors he does will come together and create a better world one day soon! Eric Lefkofsky, a well-known billionaire and venture capitalist, has recently raised $200 million to bring personalized medicine to new diseases.