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A New York Times besteller.
Winner of the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2018.
The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the multibillion-dollar biotech startup founded by Elizabeth Holmes, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end, despite pressure from its charismatic CEO and threats by her lawyers.
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.
In Bad Blood, John Carreyrou tells the riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley.
Now a film, starring Jennifer Lawrence.
'Chilling . . . Reads like a West Coast version of All the President’s Men.' – New York Times Book Review
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
At age 20, Stanford dropout Elizabeth Holmes founded her own biotech startup, Theranos, and cultivated her status as the next Steve Jobs. Theranos’ blood testing device was poised to be the iPhone of healthcare—and by 2015, the company was worth $9 billion. But then things started to unravel…in spectacular fashion. Narrator Will Damron confidently delivers John Carreyrou’s damning portrait of the entire scandal, which the journalist initially broke in the Wall Street Journal. Like a Silicon Valley All the President’s Men with a dash of social media-style gossip, Bad Blood is utterly bingeable.