Recently, a very important company that is fighting the good fight against cancer was awarded a significant amount of funding. The company is called Tempus.
More About Tempus
Tempus has a mission in which they strive hard for the betterment of people’s lives when it comes to devastating cancer. Being frustrated with the fact that many medical facilities didn’t use data-enriched tools that are beneficial for patients with cancer, Tempus took upon themselves to use a data-enriched tool called genomic sequencing for cancer patients. Their mission includes redefining genomic data usage in a clinical setting. Tempus also has a goal in which every patient would benefit from the treatment of previous patients by offering them doctors with techniques to learn as they gather additional data.
The CEO and Co-founder
Eric Lefkofsky is a co-founder and CEO of Tempus. He is an American businessman who tremendously became interested in relative cancer issues especially when a loved one of his was diagnosed with cancer. Lefkofsky is originally from a suburb outside of Detroit, Michigan. His alma mater is the University of Michigan wherever earned a bachelor of art degree in 1991 in which he graduated with honors, and he earned his JD degree.
More About the Recent Round of Funding Awarded
In March of this year, Tempus gained an additional $80 million in funding that was led by T. Rowe Price. With this additional funding, Tempus can more aggressively fight the good fight against cancer. They can expand by hiring additional staff in the city of Chicago, especially in the tech and data fields. With this company just opening in 2015, they already have been hiring around 30 additional employees each month with the previous round of funding they’ve raised that amounted to $70 million. With these new endeavors from a worthwhile company that just opened a few years ago, the future is looking even more optimistic and hopeful from people suffering from cancer, their loved ones, and even more jobs for the city of Chicago.
To know more visit @: lefkofskyfoundation.com/about-eric-lefkofsky/