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Bad blood : secrets and lies in a Silicon Valley startup

Author: John Carreyrou
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 2015, 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 tests 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 $9 billion, putting  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Cases
Named Person: Elizabeth Holmes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Carreyrou
ISBN: 9781524731656 152473165X
OCLC Number: 1089195731
Notes: Originally published May 21, 2018.
Description: x, 339 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: A purposeful life --
The gluebot --
Apple envy --
Goodbye East Paly --
The childhood neighbor --
Sunny --
Dr. J --
The miniLab --
The wellness play --
"Who is LTC Shoemaker?" --
Lighting a Fuisz --
Ian Gibbons --
Chiat\Day --
Going live --
Unicorn --
The grandson --
Fame --
The Hippocratic Oath --
The tip --
The ambush --
Trade secrets --
La mattanza --
Damage control --
The empress has no clothes --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: Secrets and lies in a Silicon Valley startup
Responsibility: John Carreyrou.

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"In 2015, 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 tests 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 $9 billion, putting Holmes's worth at an estimated $4.5 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn't work. For years, Holmes had been misleading investors, FDA officials, and her own employees. When John Carreyrou, working at The Wall Street Journal, got a tip from a former Theranos employee and started asking questions, both Carreyrou and the Journal were threatened with lawsuits. Undaunted, the newspaper ran the first of dozens of Theranos articles in late 2015. By early 2017, the company's value was zero and Holmes faced potential legal action from the government and her investors. The biggest corporate fraud since Enron is a cautionary tale set amid the bold promises and gold-rush frenzy of Silicon Valley."--Publisher's description.

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