Varsha Rao's Biography
Varsha Rao is an entrepreneur and international executive, with a passion for mission-driven consumer-tech and consumer-health companies. Her experience spans the spectrum from financial analyst to founder and CEO of an internet-based cosmetics company.
Varsha is CEO of Nurx, a healthcare startup that delivers prescriptions and home screening tests to the consumer’s doorstep. Before Nurx, she served as COO of Clover Health, a health insurance company striving to improve the US healthcare sector through long term health analytics and advanced preventive care. Until late 2016 Rao served as Head of Global Operations for Airbnb, the global community-based travel marketplace. Airbnb's global travel marketplace which supports the entrepreneurial aspirations of its hosts around the world, was a great match for Varsha Rao, who started her own career as an entrepreneur. She launched her e-commerce business, Eve.com, in 1998. Eve.com was an internet beauty product retailer, which in 1999 ranked 6th on Fortune Magazine's list of best e-commerce sites. Rao sold the company to Idealab in 2000.