Investigative journalist John Carreyrou broke the story of the rise and fall of multi billion dollar Silicon Valley startup Theranos (the company claiming to revolutionize the technology behind blood testing) in the Wall Street Journal. His book, Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup (Knopf), reports the full inside story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, and tonight we expect that he’ll bring us up to date on the latest developments in the ongoing criminal prosecutions and lawsuits related to the case.
“Carreyrou blends lucid descriptions of Theranos’s technology and its failures with a vivid portrait of its toxic culture and its supporters’ delusional boosterism. The result is a bracing cautionary tale about visionary entrepreneurship gone very wrong.” —Publishers Weekly.
John Carreyrou is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter at The Wall Street Journal. For his extensive coverage of Theranos, Inc., Carreyrou was awarded the George Polk Award for Financial Reporting.