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Eric Lefkofsky is a Major American Success Story

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Eric Lefkofsky is a successful entrepreneur in the United States. He grew up in Southfield, Michigan. He graduated from Southfield-Lathrup High School in 1987. He then graduated with his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan, after which he earned his Juris Doctor from the same institution in 1993.This is where he became friends with his partner in business development, Brad Keywell. In 1999, the two started an Internet company called Starbelly, that specialized in promotional products. It was experienced rapid pre-bubble growth and was sold to Halo Industries in 2000.

The next startup was InnerWorkings that offered print services to mid-sized companies. The stock went public on the Nasdaq in 2006. Eric served on the board of directors until 2012. Next was Echo Global a freight logistics company. The company went public in 2006. In 2007, Lefkofsky co-founded ThePoint.com., a collective action site. The company name was changed to Groupon.com in 2009. In 2010 Forbes named them the fastest growing company in history. In 2010, Google tried to buy Groupon for $6 billion. In November of 2011, Groupon had an initial public offering, raising $700 million at $20 a share.

In 2010, Lightbank was formed. The company plans venture capital projects in Chicago. In 2013, Lefkofsky became the CEO of Groupon. In 2014, he and Keywell co-founded Uptake, an analytical firm. In 3026 Eric took over as Chairman of Groupon and stepped down as CEO.

Eric Lefkofsky currently serves as CEO of Tempus, a company dedicated to helping physicians develop individual treatment plans for cancer patients. The company gathers data on previous treatments and their results, allowing doctors to access information that helps them custom design treatment plans for future patients. The philosophy is that each patient should benefit from the knowledge gained by those that came before them. The company has built a state-of-the-art lab to join data science with medical technology.

Eric is involved in many local charities including Children’s Memorial Hospital, now the Lurie Children’s Hospital, The Museum of Science and Industry and others. He as his wife Liz run the Lefkofsky Family Foundation.

More visit: http://lefkofskyfoundation.com/