People enter the business world for different reasons. Some even change their reasons after some time. The main reasons for going into business are to make money or to make a difference. Eric Lefkofsky is one who has done both.
Eric Lefkofsky was born in Michigan. He is the son of a school teacher and a structural engineer. He attended the University of Michigan and graduated in 1991. Two years later he graduated from the University of Michigan Law School.
After graduating law school, Eric and his business partner decided to make the jump into the business world. They made their first purchase and bought an apparel store in Madison, Wisconsin. The duo later went on to create an internet company that sold promotional items. Read more on crunchbase.com.
In 2001, the duo created a global marketing company called InnerWorkings. In 2005, they created a freight logistics company called Echo Global Logistics. Eric Lefkofksy has since moved on from both of these companies, but both are still in existence today.
In 2007, Eric Lefkofsky co-founded and was an investor in a company called ThePoint.com. The following year, the name of the company was changed to Groupon. This company took off immediately and has been popular ever since. Groupon earned the title of being the fastest growing company in history. Eric served for a time as CEO but has since stepped down. He is still a member of the board. Based on lightbank.com.
In 2016, Eric founded his current company. Tempus is a technology firm that has created an operating system. This system is used to analyze blood and tissue samples from cancer patients. The results from samples help doctors to create customized treatment plans. Doctors now have more information as to what is happening inside the bodies of their patients and can treat their patients in a different way.
Eric Lefkofsky has been in business his entire life. He has tried different industries and done well for himself. With his current company, he is attempting to use an alternative route to fight cancer. He and his company are doing what they can to make a difference.