Things rapidly unraveled in 2015, however, when the Wall Street Journal published an article asserting that Theranos’ signature blood-testing device, which could supposedly derive cheap blood tests out of modest drops of blood, wasn’t as reliable as the company maintained.

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  • Holmes dropped from Stanford in 2004 and used her tuition money to found Theranos, which promised to reevaluate blood testing technologies. By 2014, Holmes had increased over $400 million in venture capital funding, and Theranos, that had signed a lucrative deal was valued at $9 billion.

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  • Meanwhile, Holmes’ personal behavior, which she modeled after her idol Steve Jobs, grew increasingly eccentric. Holmes currently faces up to 20 years in prison for defrauding shareholders and providing inaccurate medical outcomes.

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