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Eric Lefkofsky: Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist

Eric LefKofsky is given to making the world a better place through philanthropic interests and entrepreneurial endeavors. Currently, his interests are centered around coordinating data sets to aid in the treatment of cancers. He and his wife are members of Pledge Giving, and also created the Lefkofsky Family Foundation. It is estimated about one-half of their annual wealth is marked toward philanthropic causes.

Lefkofsky’s family foundation has some of the following initiatives as its focus: the arts, medicine, education and basic human rights. Lefkofsky is on several boards of human interest in the Chicago area. His net worth is estimated to be $2 billion USD.

Eric Lefkofsky is co-founder, of numerous venture capital marketplace firms. These include Lightbank, Media Ocean, Groupon where he is also chairman and Tempus, which is his current interest and where he serves as CEO. Moreover, Lefkofsky is a graduate of the University of Michigan. A recent article at  details  Tempus acquiring access to a sizeable clinical oncology patient database called CancerlinQ. It contains treatment results from over 500,000 patient records. In a partnership extending for 10 years with CancerlinQ and another company, Precision Health AI, Tempus teams will look for patterns to reveal those treatment protocols that are more effective in addressing cancers. Lefkofsky voices optimism and anticipates this collaboration to touch an estimated 30 percent of cancer patients in the coming year.

Tempus has partnerships with about fifty hospitals and clinics across the US. These include the Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Duke University Medical School, and the Knight Cancer Institute at Ohio State University. The challenge according to the Tempus Board of Governors Chairman is to compile the medical records into a structured format. Most facilities previously utilized data collection methods unique to their operation. The goal is to have previous patient data influence the treatment outcome received by patients currently undergoing protocols.

Jose Auriemo Neto and JHSF build most luxurious private airport in Latin America

Although many people think of Brazil as being a third-world country with a few nice beaches and fine resorts, the truth is that the country is quickly developing into one of the most advanced and prosperous nations in all of Latin America. This transformation has been largely driven by economic vibrancy of its talented populous and the companies that have allowed the attraction of much foreign capital.

One of the companies that has been instrumental the transformation of Brazil from an underdeveloped third-world country to one of the more dynamic and prosperous areas of Latin America has been JHSF Participacaoes. Under the leadership of its CEO, Jose Auriemo Neto, JHSF Participacaoes has undergone some of the most ambitious projects to be developed throughout Latin America.

One example of the ways in which the Auriemo Neto is following a philosophy of creating projects that will be able to attract vast sums of foreign capital is in the construction of one of the most luxurious private airports in the world. Sao Paulo Catarina Executive Airport was constructed between 2010 and 2016. It features an 8000-foot main runway, large enough to accommodate the intercontinental jets favored by the global jet-setting elite. It also has one of the most luxurious terminal buildings of any airport in the country, with a five-star restaurant and luxurious hotel on site.

While this may seem like an excessive or even superfluous project, what Auriemo Neto understood is that the ability of the global rich to have easy egress from and access to urban areas like that of Sao Paulo is one of the most important factors in fomenting desire to buy second homes and vacation destinations. Although having a private jet can be a great luxury and a way to significantly diminish the amount of time spent on travel, the hassles of going in and out of big city airports can make the use of private jets less attractive. But this can be reversed through the use of uncongested, completely private airports, which are often able to allow arrival and departure times that can be hours shorter than those experienced at major public airports, even for those fortunate enough to own their own jets.

Learn more about JHSF: http://radarr.com.br/2017/08/aprenda-mais-sobre-a-trajetoria-da-jhsf/