Elizabeth Holmes: Silicon Valley's fallen star

(middle) Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes and (right) her mother Noel Holmes leaving the court, after the younger Holmes was found guilty on three counts of wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to defraud investors. —AFP

Elizabeth Holmes's startup Theranos made her a multi-billionaire hailed as the next US tech visionary by age 30, but it all evaporated in a flash of lawsuits, ignominy and, finally, criminal charges.

The rise and fall of Holmes, who on Monday was convicted of defrauding investors of her biotech startup, is a heavily-chronicled saga that prompted a hard look at her methods but also the unseemly aspects of startup life.

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