Eric Lefkofsky

Co-Founder at Lefkofsky Family Foundation

Eric Lefkofsky

Eric Lefkofsky

Co-Founder at Lefkofsky Family Foundation

Overview
Career Highlights

Halo Industries, Inc.
Sea Blue Media LLC
Tempus Labs, Inc.

RelSci Relationships

4273

Number of Boards

29

Birthday

01/01/1969

Age

50

Number of Awards

16

Estimated Net Worth

$1.9B

Interests

Artwork Collecting

Relationships
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Co-Founder at Uptake Technologies, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Lefkofsky Family Foundation

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Managing General Partner at New Enterprise Associates

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Treasurer & Director at Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Inc.

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Chief Restructuring Officer at Steinhoff International Holdings NV

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Founder at Reyes Holdings LLC

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Mentor at Techstars Chicago

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Chief Financial Officer at Lightbank LLC

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Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Leo Burnett Co., Inc.

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Former President at General Dynamics Corporation

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Eric Lefkofsky
Co-Founder at Lefkofsky Family Foundation
Education
Attendee
Class of 1987
Juris Doctor

The University of Michigan, founded in 1817, celebrates a long and distinguished history. It was in 1787 that the Northwest Territorial Ordinance provided public land for this and other Midwestern universities and established a tradition of respect for excellence in higher education. Three Native American nations—the Ojibwa (Chippewa), Odawa (Ottawa), and Bodewadini (Potawatomi)—subsequently granted certain lands for use of the University of Michigan and by the end of the 19th century, Michigan was the largest and most generously supported public university in America and already a leader in graduate education. The University of Michigan Law School, one of the oldest law schools in the nation, was founded in 1859. But unlike other highly selective law schools established in that era, admission was never restricted to the privileged. When Gabriel Hargo graduated from the Law School in 1870, Michigan—then the largest law school in the country—became the second American university to confer a law degree on an African American. That same year, Michigan was the first major law school to admit a woman, and in 1871, graduate Sarah Killgore became the first woman with a law degree in the nation to be admitted to the bar; by 1890, Michigan had graduated more women than any other law school. That commitment to access and diversity joined an equally powerful commitment to excellence, which continues to this day.

Bachelor's Degree

The University of Michigan (UM, U-M, UMich, or U of M), frequently referred to as simply Michigan, is a public research university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. It is the state's oldest university and the flagship campus of the University of Michigan. It is one of the original eight Public Ivy universities and is one of the founding members of the Association of American Universities. It has been ranked among the top five research universities in the US, and among the top 20 universities in the world. U-M also has satellite campuses in Flint and Dearborn.

Memberships
Member
Current

The Giving Pledge is a campaign to encourage the wealthiest people in the world to make a commitment to give most of their wealth to philanthropic causes. The campaign specifically focuses on billionaires and was made public in 2010 by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. The Huffington Post reported in April 2012 that "81 billionaires committed to giving at least half of their fortunes to charity". As of July 2013, 113 billionaire individuals and couples and one family group have signed the pledge.

Career History
Co-Founder
2015 - Current

Tempus Labs, Inc. enagegs in the development of a platform that analyzes clinical and molecular data points focusing on cancer research. It connects physicians treatment options and relevant insights for patients based on their unique molecular profile and analytics and machine-learning algorithms. it offers genomic sequencing, clinical data structuring, image recognition, biological modeling, and time trial program. The company was founded by Bradley A. Keywell and Eric P. Lefkofsky in 2015 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Partner & Co-Founder
2010 - Current

Lightbank focuses on investments in seed and series A companies alongside other VC's in series B or C. The firm invests in companies located in east of the west coast, their investments shows geographic diversity within the US and Canada. The firm uniquely flexible and are not bound by a narrow focus or selected verticals and they have invested in diverse companies from enterprise startups to mobile gaming companies. They targets companies that leverage technology to disrupt business processes and remake industries. Lightbank provides early-stage start-ups with financing in the range of $100,000 to $5 million, but their sweet spot is $1 million to $2 million.

Co-Founder
2006 - Current
Boards & Committees
Director
Current

Uptake is a predictive analytics platform that delivers actionable insights to the industrial sector. Leveraging partnerships with major global businesses in construction, energy, rail, agriculture, aviation and more, their products and solutions apply cross-industry data science to produce high-value output and measurable results.

Director
2006 - 2013

MediaBank, LLC is a leading provider of integrated procurement technology and advanced analytics to the advertising industry. The cornerstone of MediaBank's solution is the MediaBank O/X platform, offering buying, financial, and workflow tools across all media types.

Member, Board of Directors
2000 - 2001

HA-LO Industries, Inc. use to provide advertising and marketing services. The company was founded in 1998 and was headquartered in Sterling, IL.

Trustee
Prior

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago offers exhibitions of art. The MCA documents contemporary visual culture through painting, sculpture, photography, video and film, and performance. Its programs include Dance, Live Art, Music, Screenings, Theater and Workshops. The company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$100K - $250K
2015

The Art Institute of Chicago collects, preserves, and interprets works of art of the highest quality, representing the world’s diverse artistic traditions, for the inspiration and education of the public. It was founded as both a museum and school for the fine arts in 1879. The permanent college has grown from plaster casts to nearly 300,00 works of arts in fields ranging from Chinese bronzes to contemporary design and from textiles to installation art. Together, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the museum of the Art Institute of Chicago are now internationally recognized as two of the leading fine-arts institutions in the United States.

$25K - $50K
2015

Ravinia Festival Association provides professional music shows. Its programs include reach programs, teach programs, instrument game, and program for jazz. The company was founded in 1904 and is located in Highland Park, IL.

Political Donations
$50K
2014

Co-Chairman at Chicago Ideas Week

$5,300
2013

Former Governor of Illinois

$2,600
2013

Minority Whip at Office of the Senate Minority Whip, Richard J. Durbin

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Groupon, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Groupon, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Groupon, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Tempus Labs, Inc. enagegs in the development of a platform that analyzes clinical and molecular data points focusing on cancer research. It connects physicians treatment options and relevant insights for patients based on their unique molecular profile and analytics and machine-learning algorithms. it offers genomic sequencing, clinical data structuring, image recognition, biological modeling, and time trial program. The company was founded by Bradley A. Keywell and Eric P. Lefkofsky in 2015 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Launched in November 2008, Groupon features a daily deal on the best stuff to do, see, eat, and buy in 48 countries, and soon beyond (read: Space). We have about 10,000 employees working across our Chicago headquarters, a growing office in Palo Alto, CA, local markets throughout North America and regional offices in Europe, Latin America, Asia and around the world. Our company philosophy is pretty simple: we treat our customers the way we like to be treated. That boils down to a few key things: We sell stuff we want to buy. A great price is only half the battle - it's also got to be a great product or service. Between our top-rated business partners and unbeatable prices, you should feel comfortable venturing out and trying something new - just because it's featured on Groupon. We want Groupon to be an addiction you can feel good about. No BS. We really want you to love Groupon. "Gotchas" and buried conditions that sour the experience are a terrible way to accomplish that goal. We want each Groupon purchase to feel too good to be true, from the moment you buy to the day you use it. If there's anything unusual about a deal (e.g. an inconvenient location) we go out of our way to point it out

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MediaBank, LLC is a leading provider of integrated procurement technology and advanced analytics to the advertising industry. The cornerstone of MediaBank's solution is the MediaBank O/X platform, offering buying, financial, and workflow tools across all media types.

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Awards & Honors
Rank #1098
2017
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #374
2016
Forbes Magazine - 400 Richest People in America
Rank #1275
2016
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Events
Attendee
2013 Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference

The Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference is an annual conference hosted and wholly independently funded by private investment firm Allen & Company. The conference has taken place in Sun Valley, Idaho for one week each July since 1983. The conference typically features business leaders, political figures, and major figures in the philanthropic and cultural spheres.

Attendee
Sun Valley, ID, United States
2012 Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference

The Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference is an annual conference hosted and wholly independently funded by private investment firm Allen & Company. The conference has taken place in Sun Valley, Idaho for one week each July since 1983. The conference typically features business leaders, political figures, and major figures in the philanthropic and cultural spheres.

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