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In April 2019, Varsha Rao was hired by Nurx, the all-in-one telehealth platform, to be the new CEO.


Varsha assumed the new position after having served in C-suite positions at LivingSocial,, SingTel Digital Media, AirbnbClover Health, and her own startup,, which she successfully exited.

Varsha initially started at Nurx as an early investor and advisor in 2016 while she was working as Head of Global Operations at Airbnb. She was inspired by Nurx's mission to provide access to important health services such as birth control. Earlier this year, Hans Gangeskar, one of the founders and CEO of Nurx decided to step down as CEO and Varsha was offered the position.

As CEO, Varsha will focus on continuing to build the team, introducing new healthcare services, expanding operations, and growing the Nurx patient community.

Nurx was founded in 2015 as a startup app enabling women to obtain prescription birth control. Today, Nurx does that and much more, offering online access to medical providers and home delivery of medication and testing kits to patients. It is available in 26 states as well as Washington, D.C., and it provides healthcare to over 200,000 people, empowering them to take control of their healthcare decisions. Nurx is funded by Kleiner Perkins and Union Square Ventures. secured relationships with well known brands such as Benefit Cosmetics, NARs and Urban Decay. By the time of its one year anniversary, the business was seeing traffic numbers three times higher than its online competitors. had 110 employees and offered over 250 brands from top-of-the-line cosmetics companies through its online site. Fortune Magazine named as the 6th best e-commerce website in 1999. 


Varsha Rao and her partner, Mariam Naficy, sold in 2000 to Idealab for $110 million.

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