Thorndike Press

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

  • John Carreyrou
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  • ISBN-10: 1984833634
  • ISBN-13: 9781984833631
  • DDC: 338.7
  • Shipping Weight: 1.15 lbs ( .52 kgs)
  • 560 Pages | Paperback
  • Published/Released June 2018

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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.


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