Eric Lefkofsky Uses His Fortune To Improve The World

Eric Lefkofsky is a self made billionaire with a net worth of nearly $1.7 billion. This puts him within the top 500 wealthiest billionaires in the United States. He is most famous for being the chairman of Groupon and for his many Internet ventures early on in life. Uptake is also a notable project, eventually being valued at over $1.1 billion. Echo Global Logistics is a supply chain management company that he started in 2005 and it currently has over $1.5 billion in revenue. Media Ocean is an advertising company that earns over $200 million per year. He started learning business from a small carpet selling business that he started during his college days. Lefkofsky eventually went on into technology based businesses after he finished college.


Eric Lefkofsky was boring in Detroit, Michigan on September 2, 1969. His father was structural engineer and his mother a public school teacher. He went to Southfield-Lathrup High School until his graduation in 1987. He then started working on his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Michigan. He studied until he became a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Michigan Law School in 1993.


Eric was replaced by Rich Williams as the head of Groupon. Since then, his life has mostly been involved with his anthropological projects. Eric Lefkofsky, along with his wife Liz, started the Lefkofsky Family Foundation in 2006. They aim to tackle important issues like worldwide access quality education, Improving fundamental human rights in developing countries, increasing the efficiency of medical research and to preserve cultures.


His wife Liz, as well as other members of her family, have been personally affected by cancer. Because of this, their foundation has put a lot of emphasis in the fight against cancer. The LFF has issued many grants that have mostly went towards cancer research. Many of these grants were between $100,000 and $1 million. In 2015, they donated $250,000 to Weill Cornell Medicine for their research in breast cancer. They also made headlines when they donated $1 million towards research projects at the Lurie Cancer Center for Oncology Research. They even gave $1.2 million to University of Michigan’s cancer research program. They continue to seek more partners and their data helps to continually adapt their database.


Eric Lefkofsky is the Co-Founder of the medical analytical software company Tempus. Tempus aims to increase cancer treatment plans by keeping a genetic database that compares patients to results from clinical trials. The database primarily deals with breast, lung, and pancreatic cancers for the time being. The startup is based in Chicago and they have a large 20,000 square foot lab at their headquarters. Their primary partner is the Northwestern University’ Cancer Research Center. They also recently partnered with Rush University Medical Center in October of this year.


Tempus currently has over 100 employees with most of them being PHD holders. Dr. Kevin White is the current President of the company and handles overseeing their scientific operations. Dr. Jonathan Silverstein is their Chief Medical Informatics Officer. Dr. Arul Chinnaiyan is currently their Scientific Adviser. They are currently recruiting for a myriad number of job positions on their main website.

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Nathaniel Ru Wants Everything To Last Longer Than Our Lives


When Nathaniel Ru was at Georgetown University in his senior year, he joined some friends in fantasizing about opening a healthy cafe at the famous school’s location in Washington D.C. They also thought such a new place should be a fun place that has easy access and low overhead. The start of their dream came when they leased a small tavern on M Street, downtown.


That was a mere six years ago. Their small first store quickly grew into a large chain of 21 farm-to-table restaurants: Sweetgreen. The food is fresh, healthy, and authentically original cuisine. As the company grew, technology became Nathaniel Ru’s increasingly helpful solution to many problems that cropped up. He and his partners have experienced a second education, after their academic days at Georgetown, in the realities of the Real World. They have all grown up into modern business executives that make a difference in their company and in turn for the whole world. Ru calls it, “The new era of marketing, globalization, analytics, and choice.


The way Sweetgreen grew up is actually a very interesting story. The owner of their first tavern space also owned an apartment building nearby where Ru and his partners were living. Ru makes it clear that he had to work on building a good relationship with that landlord, who was not at all on board in the beginning. The partners presented their business plan for what would become Sweetgreen to the property owner. She became intrigued, even though they were still young and had not quite completed college, yet, at the time. She encouraged them to find investors and an architect and then come back to her with a fully-fleshed-out business plan.


Nathaniel Ru explains that the worked furiously for over 3 weeks to find backers and an architect. He calls that landlord a blessing, because she was willing to give students, without any real business experience, a chance. He credits her decision to help them and the timing of their launch of the business with its overwhelming success. As of 2016, Sweetgreen had more than 64 stores employing over 1,700 people in many states in the United States.

Securus Technologies Replaces Inaccuracies with facts in GTL Press Release

Securus Technologies has come out to set the record straight by correcting inaccuracies in GTL’s recent press release. I noted from their corrections that indeed, there are major facts that had been misrepresented. For instance, the company has clarified that GTL mischaracterized the purpose of the latest ruling by the Patents and Appeals Board.

Enough working resources

Speaking recently, Securus CEO Richard Smith said that his company has the much needed technology to perform its duties. He also pointed out that because of the heavy investment in software development, and a much larger patent portfolio, they are well equipped to serve customers unlike what other sources want to portray. He said that GTL has refused to accept his technology challenge because they know that they definitely will be defeated.

Securus is way ahead of competitors

While pointing out that the company is out to win the technology game, Smith compared GTL to a player who scores once when his team is being routed and celebrates as if they have won. With a win-loss patent license score of 19-0, I can also agree that indeed, the company is way ahead of their competitors.

Right to file patents

The CEO says that they, just like other companies, file patents because they are the developers of technology. In fact, the company has used over $800 million in building of software and other similar products. They also have been duly approved by the relevant patents authority and so, disputes should not arise since they have a duty to protect their rights.

Securus Technologies is headquartered in Dallas and has been providing technology solutions, both civil and criminal justice for many years. The CEO also says that despite disputes such as the one that GTL is trying to create, they remain committed to fair trade practices. They, however, will do everything to protect their company from unfair accuses.

Boraie Helps Atlantic City

While New Jersey may not be one of the hottest places for people to live right now, it is a place that has a lot of new business cropping up so that people can get exactly what they need from the different parts of New Jersey. There are many different ways that the Boraie Development LLC has been able to contribute to these successful factors and it has allowed many people to be able to get what they want from the different places that Boraie Development LLC has developed for them to be able to use.

In their hometown, Boraie Development LLC creates developments and even some commercial spaces for people to be abBoraie Development LLCle to take advantage of. There are many ways in which people can benefit from the services that are offered by Boraie and in the way that they work. The land developments that Boraie Development LLC create are able to help people get the stores and the services that they need. They can also help the economy in the area that they are in because different stores are able to boost the economy on Manta in each of these areas due to having more income coming in for people who previously had none.

The Boraie Development LLC company also works outside of their hometown on Yahoo. They are able to serve different areas of New Jersey and one of the biggest areas that they serve is Atlantic City. Due to the large number of casinos in this area, Boraie Development LLC knows that it is a great place to start doing developments. Boraie Development help to create restaurants, retail stores and have even worked to come up with some casino complexes in the area. This has allowed them to be as successful as possible and has made things better for them.

When Boraie Development LLC first started by Omar Boraie, they wanted only to be successful in their hometown. Since they have been in business, they have branched out to different areas. They are now one of the fastest growing real estate development companies in New Jersey. They plan to get even bigger than what they are. The plans for offices on around the state are indicative of the success that Boraie Development LLC plans to have in the future. They want to make sure that their clients are able to get what they need from the developments that they create in different areas of New Jersey.