Let’s start from the beginning. Elizabeth had the makings and the markings of a star.
She had the perfect tech bro story.
Dropped out of Stanford University, armed with a lot of black coloured turtlenecks, a couple of motivational quotes like
‘ There’s no dream you can’t achieve. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise"
She was set for the big stage.
She entered the ‘blown’ startup founder scene with a startup called Theranos
PS: The second point to discovering a scam is to know if they have funny names like a fictional character that wears 6 rings💀
She was previously declared the world’s youngest female billionaire with a net worth of around 4.5 billion US dollars.
Theranos was a blood testing startup valued at $9 billion US dollars. The idea was this: create a product that can run blood tests using only a finger prick and a little amount of blood to detect around 200 illnesses/diseases.
Something like an HIV test procedure but faster & tests for much more stuff like cancer, cholesterol levels etc.
Of course, it was a brilliant idea. If Theranos had ever really taken off or even worked, it would have saved patients and doctors time, money, commercialise and speed up the early diagnosis of a number of diseases.
Theranos could have potentially been wearing Unicorn perfume. Anyway, this was in 2014.