Friday April 3, 2020

‘I don’t regret whistleblowing. I only regret not doing it sooner’

Two young workers who helped to expose the Theranos scandal are now leading a non-profit company to promote ethics in business

26th May, 2019
Erika Cheung​, co-founder of Ethics in Entrepreneurship​ Picture: Conor McCabe

Erika Cheung received mass media attention after unearthing one of the biggest start-up scandals of the last decade.

Theranos was the start-up to watch, while its founder, Elizabeth Holmes, seemed destined to become the next Steve Jobs. In what can only be described as a fairytale, the 19-year-old Holmes, a college dropout, managed to woo investors and set up a blood-testing biotech company in the predominantly male-dominated Silicon Valley. Starting the company in 2003, Holmes...

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