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The rise and fall of Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes

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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.

Credits

Guest:
Alex Gibney - director of the HBO documentary “The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley” - @AlexGibneyfilm

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Yael Even Or, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Caitlin Plummer, Rosalie Atkinson, Adriana Cargill