Healthcare Sector

Eric Lefkofsky’s Newest Innovation Battles Cancer With Computers

Healthcare Sector, US Health
"I don't like starting companies," says 47-year-old tech founder Eric Lefkofsky. But after his wife's battle with cancer, he felt he had no choice. The life-changing experience led him to found Tempus, a company that provides molecular data to doctors and may revolutionize the future cancer treatment. The idea was sparked by his dismay at discovering how little data was available to doctors when determining the best treatment for cancer patients. "I was amazed that we were giving better technology to truck drivers than we were giving doctors making life and death decisions," said Lefkofsky. Tempus is a completely self-funded company, employing a small army of tech experts, data scientists, and doctors whose ranks are swelling by the week. Together they have created a cutting-edge ope...

Overview of Career Achievements of Jim Tananbaum

Healthcare Sector
Jim Tananbaum was recently interviewed with Ideamensch about his professional and entrepreneurial career. Jim is the founder of Foresite Capital, an investment firm specializing in providing financial services to emerging healthcare companies. Through Foresite Capital’s financial and investment support, several healthcare businesses have grown and expanded their business portfolios. As a result of Jim’s entrepreneurial skills, and his 25 plus years of experience in the healthcare industry, he thought of the idea of founding Foresite Capital. Foresite Capital established itself as a leader in helping emerging healthcare companies with services such as networks, capital and information to help them achieve growth and success. Currently, Foresite Capital has invested in over 70 healthcare