The Man Who First Blew The Whistle On Theranos
Tyler Shultz wanted to protect patients' health and his grandfather's reputation. What followed was the downfall of one of the most anticipated startups in Silicon Valley.
The Wall Street Journal:
Theranos Whistleblower Shook The Company—And His Family
After working at Theranos Inc. for eight months, Tyler Shultz decided he had seen enough. On April 11, 2014, he emailed company founder Elizabeth Holmes to complain that Theranos had doctored research and ignored failed quality-control checks. The reply was withering. Ms. Holmes forwarded the email to Theranos President Sunny Balwani, who belittled Mr. Shultz’s grasp of basic mathematics and his knowledge of laboratory science, and then took a swipe at his relationship with George Shultz, the former secretary of state and a Theranos director. (Carreyrou, 11/16)