Erika Cheung

Theranos whistleblower, Co-Founder at Ethics in Entrepreneurship


Erika obtained a dual degree in Linguistics and Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley.

She was one of the key whistleblowers that reported Theranos to health regulators. Her report subsequently led to the shutdown of Theranos' clinical lab which prevented the company from providing false medical results to thousands of patients. This account is covered in the book Bad Blood by John Carreryrou, 60 Minutes, ABC Podcast: The Drop Out, and Alex Gibney's documentary The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley.

She went on to become the Program Director of Betatron, a technology accelerator based in Hong Kong and is now the co-founder and executive director for Ethics in Entrepreneurship a non-profit whose is to take a stakeholder-led approach to improve the ethics, culture, practices, and outcomes of emerging companies by providing them with practical knowledge, resources, and networks.

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