Spotlight: The Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos Saga

Since 2014, Big3Bio has shared the rise-and-fall coverage of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos. With the most recent development of Holmes being indicted, we’ll keep this post updated throughout the rest of 2018.




  • Bad Blood Author Carreyrou On Elizabeth Holmes And Theranos – CNBC


  • ‘Ultimately, Elizabeth Made the Decisions’: A Look Inside Theranos’ Ineffective Board – SF Business Times


  • Broken Love at Theranos May Be Tested in Criminal Fraud Case – Bloomberg


  • Theranos Settles Investor Lawsuit for Undisclosed Sum – BioSpace


  • Theranos founder Holmes loses bid to stay lawsuit amid criminal case – Reuters
  • How Did Theranos’ Holmes Fool So Many Smart People? – Medpage Today
  • Theranos founder Holmes seeks stay of lawsuit after indictment – Reuters and Westlaw Practitioner Insights (subscription needed)


  • Venture capitalist John Doerr: Theranos had the ‘wrong goals’ – Yahoo
  • VC Tim Draper sticks with Elizabeth Holmes, says Theranos was ‘forced to fail’ – SV Business Journal
  • The Mysterious Former Theranos Executive Who’s Been Charged with Fraud is Coming out of the Shadows and Speaking Out – Business Insider


  • The Rise and Fall of Elizabeth Holmes (timeline) – CNN
  • Elizabeth Holmes Deserves Prison, but Her Indictment Won’t Make Silicon Valley Any Less Reckless – Slate
  • Is Elizabeth Holmes Going to Prison? Read This Before You Throw Stones – Inc.
  • Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes indicted for alleged fraud, out as CEO – STAT
  • Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Indicted on Fraud Charges – New York Times

WSJ’s John Carreyrou’s reporting helped lead to the downfall of Theranos and his book “Bad Blood” chronicles the inside story:
“The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the multibillion-dollar biotech startup, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end, despite pressure from its charismatic CEO and threats by her lawyers.”
Book: Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
Review: ‘Bad Blood’ explores the culture inside disgraced startup Theranos