In 2015, Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes topped Forbes’ list of America’s richest self-made women. With a net worth of $4.5 billion and a Silicon Valley-based blood testing company that promised to change health care, the young entrepreneur was on top of her game.
How she came crashing down from that pedestal is the subject of a new HBO documentary, “The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley.”
The film tells the story of how Holmes’s company, Theranos, was built on a lie. Though Holmes claimed that Theranos had created a method of testing that could detect a wide range of medical issues with a single drop of blood, it was all smoke and mirrors.
The technology didn’t exist even though Holmes had convinced investors to throw $400 million behind the company.
“The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley” premieres March 18 on HBO.
Read the story at Refinery29.
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