TechCrunch shares a sneak peek of HBO’s Elizabeth Holmes documentary, The Inventor

Posted on March 09, 2019



TechCrunch was given a sneak peek of HBO’s Elizabeth Holmes documentary, The Inventor, and it looks fantastic. The story of Theranos and its founder, Elizabeth Holmes, has inspired a variety of content, including an ABC podcast, John Carreyrou's Bad Blood, a feature film and now an HBO documentary called “The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley.”

Despite all the available content, the story remains intriguing as it's still hard to believe so many people were duped by a Stanford dropout who claimed her product would revolutionize healthcare and the blood testing market.

According to TechCrunch, the documentary, which premiers on Monday, March 18, catalogs the story through interviews with the reporters who documented it, whistleblowers, former Theranos employees and experts.

This includes John Carreyrou, author of “Bad Blood”; journalists Ken Auletta (The New Yorker) and Roger Parloff (Forbes), who wrote profiles of Holmes; Theranos whistleblowers Tyler Shultz and Erika Cheung; former Theranos employees Dave Philippides, Douglas Matje, Ryan Wistort and Tony Nugent; behavioral economist Dan Ariely; and Dr. Phyllis Gardner, MD, professor of medicine at Stanford University.

TechCrunch’s Josh Constine reviewed “The Inventor” after its Sundance premiere.