Theranos was once considered a superstar startup in Silicon Valley, attracting a number of hotshot venture capitalists to its board. Founded in 2003 by Elizabeth Holmes, the company's mission was to develop a solution for quick blood testing that required only a drop or two of blood. The idea was great, and that, along with all the attention and board expertise, got the company a valuation of around $9 billion.
Many people in Maryland are already aware that the poultry industry is worth billions of dollars to manufacturers like Pilgrim's Pride. The company relies on poultry growers to provide it with the chickens that it processes. One of those growers is taking its business dispute with the chicken giant to court.