Scoop from me and : UBiome's founder repeatedly presented herself as years younger than she actually was, in an apparent effort to be included in articles showcasing young founders
A 45-year-old tech founder (whose poop-genome company is now under federal investigation) was on three different lists of influential people under 30 and and 40.
UBiome's founder repeatedly presented herself as years younger than she actually was in the latest sign of trouble at the embattled $600 million poop-testing startup
This is, frankly, absolutely batty, but it also is a LOT about Silicon Valley's ageism, especially towards women, which insists that everyone must be in an eternal state of suspended youth.
So ⁦⁩ and journalists didn't even bother to verify age and put her on an Under 30 List (when she was 40) and under 40 Lists (when she was older)? Isn't that minimum due diligence for age-based listicle journalism?
Theranos but for poop
Business Insider discovers that uBiome's founder lied about her age to be on two Business Insider "young entrepreneur" lists.
As a 29 year old, I find this incredibly offensive.
"$600 million dollar poop-testing startup" And it turns out the founders were... wait for it... full of 💩.
lot going on in this story but i particularly enjoy the decision to call ubiome a "$600 million poop-testing startup" in the headline
Initially confused this company for uBeam, a completely different kind of scam startup