Eric Lefkofsky who is the former CEO of Groupon has dedicated most of his time in working for Tempus. The company is high-tech Company that is modernizing the cancer treatment by employing new infrastructure. Eric Lefkofsky is the President of the new startup company that aims to fight cancer. It is also an associate company of Light bank that Lefkofsky acts as its vice chair.
The 41 year old worth $1.65 billion in investments began his career life early. He started selling carpets through his outfit company Brandon apparel immediately after graduating and has worked in various capacities in several companies. He previously worked for; the Starbelly, Halo, InnerWorkings, Echo Global Logistics and Media Bank. In 2008, the Point that was headed by Eric changed its name to Groupon that was declared the fastest growing company by Forbes. Groupon Company is known for its discounted prices on products for their online customers.
Through his business success, he has overseen several companies grow under his watch by providing capital. Since he is technologically oriented, several enterprises that have being innovations are enough to attract his attention thus he invests and what Eric knows.
Apart from business success, Eric is a philanthropic person. Most of his charity works are based in Chicago, his hometown. He has formed several groups that help to better the lives of the younger children and disadvantaged youth. He offers scholarships to various students and funds schools for disadvantaged. He is also the founder of Moneythink that identifies mentors to provide financial education to different schools. Being an alumnus of Chicago University, he recently donated $1.2 million dollar to boost the health department.
Eric also offers various donations that support the human right organizations and arts and culture. He recently gave $7 million to a theatre company in Chicago. He has also helped various technological companies primarily to boost females interested in the tech world. His philanthropic works has led to greater development of his community.
Accelerated Disruption is a book written by Eric. It is based on the idea that there are several business ideas and great minds out there. However, the owners delay with their ideas and businesses that starts up and embraces technology overtakes the previous great ideas. Accelerated disruption is forming a company that is based in the current technology developments.
Truly from the above points, Eric has a great business mind and a philanthropist by nature and his website.