Academy Award winner Alex Gibney 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.
Holmes, Elizabeth, 1984-
New business enterprises -- Corrupt practices -- United States.
Securities fraud -- United States.
Theranos (Firm) -- History.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Gibney, Alex, film director, screenwriter.
HBO Documentary Films, production company.
HBO Home Entertainment (Firm), film distributor.
Holmes, Elizabeth, on-screen participant.
Morris, Errol, on-screen participant.