John Henderson is a Partner at ,, an Australian technology venture capital fund. John was previously a Principal at White Star Capital in London and New York and also co-founded London.ai.

  • American Kingpin

    The unbelievable true story of the man who built a billion-dollar online drug empire from his bedroom???and almost got away with it.,In 2011, a twenty-six-year-old libertarian programmer named Ross Ulbricht launched the ultimate free market: the Silk Road, a clandestine Web site hosted on the Dark Web where anyone could trade anything???drugs, hacking software, forged passports, counterfeit cash, poisons???free of the government???s watchful eye.,It wasn???t long before the media got wind of the new Web site where anyone???not just teenagers and weed dealers but terrorists and black hat hackers???could buy and sell contraband detection-free. Spurred by a public outcry, the federal government launched an epic two-year manhunt for the site???s elusive proprietor, with no leads, no witnesses, and no clear jurisdiction. All the investigators knew was that whoever was running the site called himself the Dread Pirate Roberts.,The Silk Road quickly ballooned into $1.2 billion enterprise, and Ross embraced his new role as kingpin. He enlisted a loyal crew of allies in high and low places, all as addicted to the danger and thrill of running an illegal marketplace as their customers were to the heroin they sold. Through his network he got wind of the target on his back and took drastic steps to protect himself???including ordering a hit on a former employee. As Ross made plans to disappear forever, the Feds raced against the clock to catch a man they weren???t sure even existed, searching for a needle in the haystack of the global Internet.,Drawing on exclusive access to key players and two billion digital words and images Ross left behind, , correspondent and , bestselling author Nick Bilton offers a tale filled with twists and turns, lucky breaks and unbelievable close calls. It???s a story of the boy next door???s ambition gone criminal, spurred on by the clash between the new world of libertarian-leaning, anonymous, decentralized Web advocates and the old world of government control, order, and the rule of law. Filled with unforgettable characters and capped by an astonishing climax, , might be dismissed as too outrageous for fiction. But it???s all too real.

  • Bad Blood

    NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER ,The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the one-time multibillion-dollar biotech startup founded by Elizabeth Holmes???now the subject of the HBO documentary The Inventor???by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end.,???The story is even crazier than I expected, and I found myself unable to put it down once I started. This book has everything: elaborate scams, corporate intrigue, magazine cover stories, ruined family relationships, and the demise of a company once valued at nearly $10 billion.??? ???Bill Gates,In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup ???unicorn??? promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes???s worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn???t work.,A riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley.

  • Leonardo da Vinci

    The 1 New York Times bestseller.,He was history???s most creative genius. What secrets can he teach us?,The author of the acclaimed bestsellers Steve Jobs, Einstein, and Benjamin Franklin brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in this exciting new biography.,Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo???s astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves a narrative that connects his art to his science. He shows how Leonardo???s genius was based on skills we can improve in ourselves, such as passionate curiosity, careful observation, and an imagination so playful that it flirted with fantasy.,He produced the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and technology. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology, and weaponry. His ability to stand at the crossroads of the humanities and the sciences, made iconic by his drawing of Vitruvian Man, made him history???s most creative genius.,His creativity, like that of other great innovators, came from having wide-ranging passions. He peeled flesh off the faces of cadavers, drew the muscles that move the lips, and then painted history???s most memorable smile. He explored the math of optics, showed how light rays strike the cornea, and produced illusions of changing perspectives in The Last Supper. Isaacson also describes how Leonardo???s lifelong enthusiasm for staging theatrical productions informed his paintings and inventions.,Leonardo???s delight at combining diverse passions remains the ultimate recipe for creativity. So, too, does his ease at being a bit of a misfit: illegitimate, gay, vegetarian, left-handed, easily distracted, and at times heretical. His life should remind us of the importance of instilling, both in ourselves and our children, not just received knowledge but a willingness to question it???to be imaginative and, like talented misfits and rebels in any era, to think different.