In “The Inventor: Out For Blood In Silicon Valley,” director Alex Gibney explores how the blood testing startup Theranos and its CEO Elizabeth Holmes went from tech darlings to shutting down and facing criminal charges.
Along the way, Gibney got his hands on 100 hours of leaked footage from within the company, and HBO went to court to unseal deposition footage from Theranos’s court case with investors.
The documentary, available Monday at 9 p.m. ET on HBO, includes footage from all-hands meetings and company parties, as well as video of Holmes dancing to “U Can’t Touch This” by MC Hammer.
Theranos had an unprecedented meteoric rise and subsequent catastrophic collapse — and luckily there were cameras along the way to capture it all.
The blood-testing startup had racked up a $9 billion valuation with its big vision to test for a number of conditions using just a small sample of blood, and its CEO Elizabeth Holmes was featured on the covers of business magazines and included in lists of top executives.
Then in October 2015, questions started being raised about how the company’s technology worked, prompted by investigative stories from Wall Street Journal reporter John Carreyrou.
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Source:: Businessinsider – Tech