John Carreyrou: Bad Blood @ The New School (w/ Julia Angwin)
Thursday February 13: 7:00PM – 8:00PM
Limited tickets will be available at the door. The event will take place at The New School's Tishman Auditorium, at 63 5th Ave, New York, NY 10003.
Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the event.
A riveting exposé that traces the breathtaking rise and collapse of the multibillion-dollar biotech startup Theranos—told by the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end, despite legal threats from the company’s charismatic CEO.
In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup “unicorn” promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes’s worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn’t work. Rigorously reported and fearlessly written, Bad Blood is a gripping story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron—a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley.
Join us in the New School's Tischman Auditorium for a discussion of one of the 21st century's defining scandals with the master journalist who chronicled it from the bottom to the top.
This event is co-presented with The New School's Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment.
John Carreyrou is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter at The Wall Street Journal. For his extensive coverage of Theranos, Carreyrou was awarded the George Polk Award for Financial Reporting, the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism in the category of beat reporting, and the Barlett & Steele Silver Award for Investigative Business Journalism. Carreyrou lives in Brooklyn with his wife and three children.
Julia Angwin is editor-in-chief and founder of The Markup, a nonprofit newsroom that produces meaningful data-centered journalism about technology and the people affected by it. Before founding The Markup, she led investigative teams at ProPublica and The Wall Street Journal. She is the author of Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance, (Times Books, 2014) and Stealing MySpace: The Battle to Control the Most Popular Website in America, (Random House, March 2009). She has a B.A. in mathematics from The University of Chicago and an MBA from Columbia University. She is a winner and two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in journalism.