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Elizabeth Holmes

Who Is Elizabeth Holmes and Why Is She on Trial?

Silicon Valley entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes’s journey shows that not all Ivy League-dropout stories are those of success. At 19, Holmes dropped out of Stanford to start Theranos, a health-tech company that set out to revolutionize healthcare by detecting diseases with a single drop of blood. The idea was innovative and promising, so much so that Vice President Joe Biden called it “the future of laboratory science”. Seeing its potential, investors poured over US$400 million into the business.

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