History of Business

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For years, Elizabeth Holmes was lauded as a pioneer in the medical technology industry after having invented a device that could run countless tests on a single drop of blood. With lucrative deals and multiple funding rounds, she managed to claw her way to the top, becoming the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire with a staggering net worth of 4.5 billion dollars.

But in 2015, these all came crumbling down, when an exposé published by The Wall Street Journal revealed that everything that Elizabeth claimed to have built was nothing but a giant and dangerous lie.

Show Notes

For years, Elizabeth Holmes was lauded as a pioneer in the medical technology industry after having invented a device that could run countless tests on a single drop of blood. With lucrative deals and multiple funding rounds, she managed to claw her way to the top, becoming the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire with a staggering net worth of 4.5 billion dollars. 
 
But in 2015, these all came crumbling down, when an exposé published by The Wall Street Journal revealed that everything that Elizabeth claimed to have built was nothing but a giant and dangerous lie. 
 
 
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What is History of Business?

History of Business is a weekly show hosted by serial entrepreneur and history geek, Andrea Conway, with her husband and business partner, Mark Conway. Tune in each week, as they nerd out on real-life stories of businesses from ancient history to the modern day. Whether you are a history nerd, business guru, or entrepreneur—or if anything "Ancient Egypt" or “Stock Market” turns you on, then this podcast is for you!