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Podcast: Bad Blood: The Final Chapter: Episode 5: Fake it 'Till You Make It

Elizabeth Holmes is the latest in a long line of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who've hyped and overpromised — sometimes to the point of outright lying. It's that culture, as much as Holmes herself, that's on trial. [more inside]
posted by bq on Sep 18, 2021 - 5 comments

Podcast: Bad Blood: The Final Chapter: Episode 4: Guilty Conscience

A note Elizabeth Holmes wrote to herself one night in late October 2014 suggests she knew she was committing fraud. [more inside]
posted by bq on Sep 11, 2021 - 3 comments

Podcast: Bad Blood: The Final Chapter: Episode 3: Sunny and Elizabeth

Elizabeth Holmes is likely to allege at trial that former Theranos President Sunny Balwani was an abusive boyfriend who held her in his thrall and deprived her of her free will. But text messages between the former lovers don't back up that narrative.
posted by bq on Sep 2, 2021 - 5 comments

Podcast: Bad Blood: The Final Chapter: Episode 1: The Sympathy Play and Episode 2: Ebola

Elizabeth Holmes, founder of Theranos, is headed to trial for allegedly defrauding investors and patients by misrepresenting the capabilities and accuracy of her blood-testing technology. Winning the jury's sympathy is her best option to get acquitted. There are several ways she can do that. [more inside]
posted by bq on Aug 27, 2021 - 3 comments

Book: Bad Blood

In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup “unicorn” promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes’s worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn’t work. [more inside]
posted by Homo neanderthalensis on Mar 27, 2019 - 10 comments

Movie: The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

The story of Theranos, a multi-billion dollar tech company, its founder Elizabeth Holmes, the youngest self-made female billionaire, and the massive fraud that collapsed the company. Directed and written by Alex Gibney (Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room).
posted by Cash4Lead on Mar 21, 2019 - 19 comments

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