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Theranos – Untold Perspectives

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Aspects of the Theranos story have been covered extensively by the media. What happened in the last two years of the company’s life is fascinating but lesser known.  A revamped board and leadership team tried to turn the company around in the face of critical capital needs, mounting litigation and market pressures.

What did he learn in helping try to correct the company’s course? This evening promises fascinating new insights into one of Silicon Valley’s biggest stories.

Join the former CFO as he shares his perspectives on

  • Using venture debt to provide financing solution in highly cash constrained solution
  • Finding auditor and secure audited financial statements for first time in 10 years
  • Managing banking relationships under SEC and DOJ investigations
  • Assessing liquidation options, preparing company for assignment of assets and liabilities for the benefit of creditors (ABC)



Philippe Poux was Theranos’ interim CFO for the last twelve months of its life. He has been living in Silicon Valley since 2010 and worked as CFO of several technology startups. He was previously at AREVA, a large European clean energy equipment manufacturer, as head of M&A and CFO of a brand-new division he helped create by acquiring technology companies around the world. Prior to Areva, Philippe spent a number of years in transaction advisory at Ernst & Young, as well as eight years consulting with Booz & Co. in both Paris and Chicago. He holds an MBA from Chicago Booth School of Business.






Event Information

5:30 Hosted cocktail hour
6:30 Dinner and Speaker

Registration closes at 3pm the day before the event.

Meal Type

Dinner Buffet


Registration Policy

  • Qualified Potential Members may attend once as a guest and one additional time with guest fee (which may be applied to membership fee within 60 days).
  • Scholarship Alumni winners can attend once a year for free.
  • Non-members who do not qualify for membership may attend once a year, must be referred by an active member and pay the guest fee.
  • Partners may invite guests in accordance with the Partner Arrangement.


CPE Credits

One and a half (1.5) CPE credits available. Field of Study: TBD

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