The rise and fall of Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes

Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes (L) and TechCrunch Writer and Moderator Jonathan Shieber speak onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt on September 8, 2014 in San Francisco, California. Photo credit: Steve Jennings/CC BY 2.0, via Flickr

The blood testing startup Theranos was once valued at $9 billion. Its founder, Elizabeth Holmes, was once a celebrated tech entrepreneur. But Theranos went out of business a few months ago. Holmes lost everything, and is now facing federal criminal charges. The new HBO documentary, “The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley,” looks at how Holmes went from Silicon Valley golden girl to modern day villain.