A new HBO documentary “The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley” will be premiering March 18th, 2019 directed by Going Clear’s Alex Gibney. Providing an in-depth look at the rise and fall of Theranos, shining new light on Elizabeth Holmes’ company using “insider footage” as well as interviews with people directly involved, employees from within the company that blew the whistle and the Wall Street Journal reporter who uncovered the original story and scandal.
“Academy Award winner Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, HBO’s Emmy-winning Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief) directs a documentary investigating the rise and fall of Theranos, the one-time multibillion-dollar healthcare company founded by Elizabeth Holmes.
In 2004, Elizabeth Holmes dropped out of Stanford to start a company that was going to revolutionize healthcare. In 2014, Theranos was valued at $9 billion, making Holmes, who was touted as “the next Steve Jobs,” the youngest self-made female billionaire in the world. Just two years later, Theranos was cited as a “massive fraud” by the SEC, and its value was less than zero.
Drawing on extraordinary access to never-before-seen footage and testimony from key insiders, director Alex Gibney will tell a Silicon Valley tale that was too good to be true. With all the drama of a real-life heist film, the untitled documentary will examine how this could have happened and who is responsible, while exploring the psychology of deception.”
Source: Tech Crunch
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