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Eric Lefkofsky

Eric Lefkofsky

Eric Lefkofsky is an American entrepreneur and co-founder and CEO of Tempus.

Lefkofsky previously invested in and co-founded the company that became Groupon.


Eric Lefkofsky, Chairman and Co-founder of Groupon, and his wife Liz have donated $1 million to the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University in Chicago to help further the study of oncology treatment. As part of the Lefkofsky Family Foundation established in 2006, the Liz and Eric Lefkofsky Innovation Research Fund will provide financial resources to support new medical analysis in the field of cancer.

Boards of Directors

Mr. Lefkofsky is a co-founder of Echo Global Logistics, Inc. and served on its board of directors from February 2005 to December 2012. Mr. Lefkofsky is a co-founder of InnerWorkings, Inc. and served on its board of directors from August 2008 to October 2012. In 2008 he co-founded Lightbank LLC, a private investment firm specializing in information technology companies, and served as a manager until February 2017. In April 2006, Mr. Lefkofsky co-founded MediaBank, LLC (now known as Mediaocean LLC), and has served as a director or manager since that time. Mr. Lefkofsky is also a co-founder of Uptake, a predictive analytics platform.

Mr. Lefkofsky serves on the board of directors of Children's Memorial Hospital, the board of trustees of the Steppenwolf Theatre, the board of trustees of the Art Institute of Chicago and the board of trustees of the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago. Mr. Lefkofsky also serves on the board of directors of World Business Chicago. Mr. Lefkofsky is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.


December 11, 2019
The estimated Net Worth of Eric P Lefkofsky is at least $290 Million dollars as of 11 December 2019.

Most recently he sold 1,500,000 units of GRPN stock worth $4,170,000 on 11 December 2019.

Their latest investment is Series A - Da'at Technologies on Nov 1, 2019. Eric Lefkofsky invested $2.5M in Da'at Technologies. Eric Lefkofsky has 4 current jobs including Founder and CEO at Tempus, Co-Founder at Groupon, and Co-founder at Zest Health. Additionally, Eric Lefkofsky has had 4 past jobs including Founder at Echo Global Logistics.
September 13, 1969
Eric Lefkofsky was born in Detroit.

Invested in


Further Resources


Eric and Liz Lefkofsky Donate $1 Million to Lurie Cancer Center for Oncology Research: Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University : Feinberg School of Medicine: Northwestern University


Eric Lefkofsky - and His Wife Liz Invest in Exicure and Its SNA(TM) Technology


October 29, 2015

Eric Lefkofsky - Co-Founder and CEO of Tempus


June 20, 2017

Eric Lefkofsky - Healthcare of Tomorrow


Eric Lefkofsky Interview: Groupon CEO | A Drink With



Heather Landi
December 10, 2020
Google-backed Tempus banked $200 million in financing that includes a massive valuation of $8.1 billion dollars. The company uses artificial intelligence to advance precision medicine with an initial focus on cancer. Find out how the company is branching out into other disease areas.
Connie Loizos
May 31, 2019
When serial entrepreneur Eric Lefkofsky grows a company, he puts the pedal to the metal. When in 2011 his last company, the Chicago-based coupons site Groupon, raised $950 million from investors, it was the largest amount raised by a startup ever. It was just over three years old at the time, and it went public [...]


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