28 JUNE 2023
In the annals of impact investing, the saga of Elizabeth Holmes unfolded a grim chapter as she began her prison sentence.
Here was an entrepreneur with a vision that could radically change the world: affordable blood testing machines that would diagnose diseases early, save lives, and revolutionise healthcare. Holmes was an extraordinary storyteller, capturing hearts and wallets to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars.
Her motto seemed to be 'fake it until you make it'; perhaps born out of entrepreneurial optimism, a belief in her cause's potential to change the world, or a combination of both.