Bad Blood : Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
by John Carreyrou
Editor: Pan MacMillan
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Carreyrou tells the story almost to perfectionBad Blood reads like a West Coast version of All Men of the PresidentNew York Times The full inside the breathtaking story takes place and shocking the collapse of a multi-billion dollar startup, by award winning journalist who, the first, broke the story and continued until the endIn 2014, Theranos founder and CEO of Elizabeth Holmes was widely regarded as the wife of Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford abandon whose’unicorn’ startup promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing much faster and easierSupported by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares of a round fundraising company valued at $ 9 billion, putting Holmes worth an estimated $ 4.7 billionThere’s just one problem: the technology didn’t work.For years, Holmes had misled investors, FDA officials, and his own employeesWhen Carreyrou, working in the Wall Street Journal, did you have a trick from a former Theranos employee and started asking questions, both Carreyrou and the Journal were threatened with prosecutionIn the wake, the newspaper ran the first of several dozen Theranos’ articles in late 2015By early 2017, the value of the company was zero and Holmes faced legal action by the government and its investorsIn John Carreyrou’s Mauvais Sang tells the story of Theranos, and encourages us to examine the possible repercussions of our blind faith in a small group of brilliant individualsNow, to be adapted for the cinema, with Jennifer Lawrence as the star.
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