We Need Theranos Now More Than Ever Before

Perhaps the most famous story of failure in Silicon Valley is that of Theranos. A unicorn company poised to take over the valley with billions of dollars worth of runway and massive amounts of hype backing it, it seemed the that health tech firm’s success was inevitable. But today, the name Elizabeth Holmes, and as an extension, Theranos, is not synonymous with success, instead, it is synonymous with fraud and corruption. But its times like these where the firms failure hurts the most. Theranos hoped to bring widespread instant blood testing to the market, which, in a global pandemic like this, would have made testing for viruses and diseases significantly less of a struggle.

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