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A startup from the founder of Groupon that wants to personalise cancer treatment just raised $110 million at a $2 billion valuation

Tempus, a technology company started by Groupon founder Eric Lefkofsky, just raised $US110 million at a $US2 billion valuation. The three-year-old Chicago-based company pulls together data on cancer patients on its platform, including genetic data from tumours and clinical data about how a patient is responding to treatment. The company […]
A startup from the founder of Groupon that wants to personalise cancer treatment just raised $110 million at a $2 billion valuation
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A New Crop Of Tech Billionaires Just Vowed To Give Most Of Their Money Away

Seven more billionaires, including Groupon CEO Eric Lefkofsky, GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons and Russian super angel Yuri Milner, just vowed to give most of their money away. They signed The Giving Pledge, the four-year-old brainchild of Bill Gates and Warren Buffett in which the world’s wealthiest individuals promise to give […]
A New Crop Of Tech Billionaires Just Vowed To Give Most Of Their Money Away
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Groupon’s Chairman Was On A Two-Month Vacation When Andrew Mason Was Fired

[credit provider=”YouTube/NEAYVideos” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJwIMXl-xB8&feature=related”] Elizabeth Spiers, who interviewed Groupon cofounder Andrew Mason shortly before he was fired as CEO for Fast Company, landed an interview with Eric Lefkofsky, Groupon’s chairman and acting co-CEO.It’s the first time Lefkofsky has spoken to the press since taking over. In fact, it’s the first time […]
Groupon’s Chairman Was On A Two-Month Vacation When Andrew Mason Was Fired
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Failed Actor Arrested After Allegedly Trying To Extort $13M From Harvey Weinstein

[credit provider=”Getty Images / Andrew H. Walker”] Fledgling actor Vivek Shah was arrested August 10 for allegedly trying to extort millions from Harvey Weinstein, Christopher Cline, and three others.  According to The Smoking Gun, the 25-year-old actor sent five similar extortion letters between the months of June and July threatening to […]
Failed Actor Arrested After Allegedly Trying To Extort $13M From Harvey Weinstein
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Groupon Has Cozy Deals With Its Chairman’s Marketing, Logistics and Law Firms

[credit provider=”Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images”] Groupon’s founder and executive chairman, Eric Lefkofsky, takes not a dime in cash for his services on the board. He doesn’t need to, of course. Last year his investment group, Green Media, made about $314 million when it cashed out of the Groupon stock […]
Groupon Has Cozy Deals With Its Chairman’s Marketing, Logistics and Law Firms
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The Sketchy Past Of Groupon’s Chairman

[credit provider=”Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University” url=”http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/News_Articles/2011/learning-curve.aspx”] Groupon’s IPO news has the media hounding for information. Fortune dug into the past of its chairman, Eric Lefkofsky, and found some concerning details. The article starts with a quote from Lefkofsky back in the early 2000s when he was running Starbelly. […]
The Sketchy Past Of Groupon’s Chairman
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An Embarrassing Email From Groupon Chairman’s “Checkered Past” Comes Out

[credit provider=”Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University” url=”http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/News_Articles/2011/learning-curve.aspx”] More details are starting to come out about Groupon co-founder and chairman Eric Lefkofsky’s past, especially the lawsuits that seem to follow him around. This time it’s a long story in Fortune about his “checkered past.”After Lefkofsky’s first company, Brandon Apparel, went […]
An Embarrassing Email From Groupon Chairman’s “Checkered Past” Comes Out
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BREAKING: Thrice Successful Entrepreneur Has Some Failures In Past Too

[credit provider=”Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University” url=”http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/News_Articles/2011/learning-curve.aspx”] Eric Lefkofsky, who is Groupon’s biggest shareholder, co-founder and chairman, has a some failures in his past, Bloomberg TV has revealed. Twice, he was involved in corporate bankruptices that were followed by lawsuits. In 1994, he failed to turn around an ailing clothing […]
BREAKING: Thrice Successful Entrepreneur Has Some Failures In Past Too