Theranos

Holmes’ sentencing sends a clear message that the startup ecosystem must be built on good faith

The startup ecosystem is built on trust, and the Holmes verdict on Friday sent a clear message that there are consequences for breaking it.

Elizabeth Holmes sentenced to 11 years in prison for Theranos fraud

Ten months after she was found guilty of fraud, the former youngest self-made female billionaire Elizabeth Holmes was sentenced to 11.25 years in prison, plus three years of supervised release. At her

Elizabeth Holmes is denied new trial, will be sentenced on Nov. 18

The disgraced founder of Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes will be sentenced on November 18 after she was found guilty on four counts of defrauding investors in January. Once the youngest self-made female bi

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Another wild week for Elon Musk

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Daily Crunch: China criticizes India for ‘frequent investigations’ of local Chinese firms

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Former Theranos exec Sunny Balwani is found guilty of fraud

Former Theranos COO and ex-boyfriend of disgraced founder Elizabeth Holmes, Sunny Balwani has been found guilty on all 12 criminal charges after a three-month trial. At her own high-profile trial this

How the myth of the ‘girlboss’ harms emerging women in tech

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Failure is a choose-your-own adventure for startups

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Don’t lose sleep over Elon Musk’s desire to build the next Twitter

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Be an entrepreneur who leads with transparency

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Daily Crunch: Thousands of Google Play users download Android banking trojan

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Hulu’s Theranos docu-series ‘The Dropout’ is like watching a car crash in slow motion

Just because you know how the story ends doesn’t mean that it’s not fun to watch how it all went so horribly wrong. That’s the premise of an entire emerging genre of media, mostly pr

Of course, Netflix ordered a movie about the big crypto scandal

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3 warning signs that your investor will leave you on the sidelines

Founders need to see investors demonstrating real concern for their well-being. If it isn't, that should be cause enough for founders to back away.

Daily Crunch: Mos evolves from fintech into challenger bank, as early users start post-college lives

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Apple’s biggest scandal of 2022 is already happening

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What’s left to learn from Theranos? Have friends.

Elizabeth Holmes’ fraud trial has been the talk of the town (both in Silicon Valley and, you know, on Twitter). The four-month trial was so popular that the journalists who covered it had to wak

Elizabeth Holmes convicted of 4 of 11 fraud counts in Theranos trial

Elizabeth Holmes has been found guilty of defrauding investors as founder and CEO of Theranos. After four months of court proceedings and seven days of deliberations, the jury has reached a verdict th
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