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Tuesday, Jan 6, 2015

Groupon Co-Founder Buys $19.5 Million Suburban Mansion

Groupon Co-Founder Buys $19.5 Million Suburban Mansion

The vintage mansion in Glencoe had the highest residential pricetag in the Chicago area, and Eric Lefkofsky, 45, paid for it all in cash.

Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013
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By Inc. Well Staff

Groupon CEO Pledges Half His Wealth to Charity

Groupon CEO Pledges Half His Wealth to Charity

Groupon chairman Eric Lefkofsky and his wife Liz have joined the dozens of wealthy people promising to give more than half of their wealth to charity.

Tuesday, Apr 3, 2012
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By Lisa Balde

October Dates Set for Chicago Ideas Week

October Dates Set for Chicago Ideas Week

AOL co-founder Steve Case, TIME Magazine Rick Stengel and Felicity Aston, the first woman to ski across Antarctica alone are among confirmed speakers at Chicago Ideas Week 2012.

Thursday, Oct 13, 2011
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By Carlise Newman

Ideas Week To-Do: Tech and Web Megatalk

Ideas Week To-Do: Tech and Web Megatalk

Chicago Ideas Week Megatalk today is Tech and Web, featuring the co-Chairman of Groupon and founder of Pandora.

Wednesday, Oct 5, 2011
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By Carlise Newman

Groupon Watch: Doubling Investment in Lightbank

Groupon Watch: Doubling Investment in Lightbank

Groupon co-founders double their investment in Lightbank, and Groupon swears by its trust and transparency.

Thursday, Sep 22, 2011
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By Carlise Newman

Groupon Watch: Lefkofsky a Billionaire, LivingSocial Aims for $6 Billion

Groupon Watch: Lefkofsky a Billionaire, LivingSocial Aims for $6 Billion

Groupon's Lefkofsky is named one of Forbes' richest Americans, and LivingSocial is considering raising $200 million in funding for a $6 billion IPO.

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2011
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By Carlise Newman

Groupon Co-founder on Forbes 'Richest' List

Groupon Co-founder on Forbes 'Richest' List

Groupon co-founder Eric Lefkofsky is named to list of Forbes list of richest Americans.

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2011
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By Carlise Newman

Groupon Watch: Marketing Pays Off, LiveNation Scores

Groupon Watch: Marketing Pays Off, LiveNation Scores

Groupon's marketing efforts are paying off, as the firm is now up to 115 million subscribers and partner LiveNation posts a profit.

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2011
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By Carlise Newman

Groupon Watch: Amazon and eBay a Threat?

Groupon Watch: Amazon and eBay a Threat?

Amazon, eBay and Groupon are lumped together as competition, but which company posts the biggest threat? Also Groupon founders have not slowed down when it comes to new investments.

Monday, Jul 18, 2011
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By Carlise Newman

Groupon News Today: Auto Deal Fell Flat

Groupon News Today: Auto Deal Fell Flat

Groupon's foray into deals on big-ticket items didn't go so well, and the WSJ further breaks down the new S-1 filing.

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