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Blood Money

You know what they say about things that seem too good to be true, right? Yep, that thing probably IS too good to be true. Yet this age old wisdom didn’t save investors from throwing money at Elizabeth Holmes when she showed up on the tech start up scene with an astonishing claim: that she had developed technology that would allow her to run all sorts of blood tests from just one single drop of blood and that could revolutionize the healthcare world. Investors immediately swooned and Holmes walked away with so much money that Forbes recognized her as the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire in 2014. People were expecting big things from Theranos, but it all fell apart when it was revealed that the technology basically didn’t exist. How did Holmes go from hero to villain? Well, Holmes’ journey started when she had the idea for her company while studying at a famous American University. Find the university that Holmes studied at and search for it in the AADL catalog.

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I think that the last clue is wrong. The case is being brought in this state, but the charges are federal.

when reading the wiki page there was a state that filed suit against the company, however, it is not the state that you need to search for

Pretty simple three star badge! I enjoyed it as it was easier than some of the two star badges :)

i found the format disappointing since it was mostly entering things from the wikipedia article. but as i often tell my kids, different people like different things!


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