Can TV take down the cult of the tech founder?
They were seen as rock stars and Gods by many. Now, the jury is out. TV biopics like Super Pumper and WeCrashed are trying to break up our love affair with tech founders. Whether they succeed or not remains to be seen. Rani Molla examines. "It was in this Obama era of techno-optimism that a number of young startup founders — Theranos's Elizabeth Holmes, Uber's Travis Kalanick, and WeWork's Adam Neumann — came to prominence, both among venture capitalists and regular Americans. It was the moment before each would fall."