Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup


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In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was extensively seen as the following Steve Jobs: a sensible Stanford dropout whose startup “unicorn” promised to revolutionize the medical business with its breakthrough gadget, which carried out the entire vary of laboratory checks from a single drop of blood. Backed by buyers resembling Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos bought shares in a fundraising spherical that valued the corporate at greater than $9 billion, placing Holmes’s value at an estimated $4.5 billion. There was only one drawback: The expertise didn’t work. Inaccurate outcomes put sufferers at risk, resulting in misdiagnoses and pointless therapies. All of the whereas, Holmes and her companion, Sunny Balwani, labored to silence anybody who voiced misgivings—from journalists to their very own workers.

Rigorously reported and fearlessly written, Unhealthy Blood is a gripping story of the most important company fraud since Enron—a story of ambition and hubris set amid the daring guarantees of Silicon Valley.

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