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Wednesday, April 24, 2019
May 14 @ 1 pm - Lunch 'N Books: Bad Blood by John Carreyrou
Join us on May 14 at 1:00 p.m. as we discuss Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou. In 2014, Elizabeth Holmes, Theranos founder and CEO, 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.
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