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Varsha Rao



Varsha Rao is the CEO of Nurx, an all-in-one health tech company that provides affordable access to sensitive healthcare needs and is the leading online provider for contraception and the HIV prevention medication PrEP. Rao is a seasoned entrepreneur and executive, bringing decades of experience rapidly scaling startups and established companies with a particular interest in mission-driven companies that are able to balance growth and expansion with a strong commitment to company culture. Prior to Nurx, Rao most recently served as COO of Clover Health where she brought operational leadership to the health insurance startup. Before Clover Health, Rao served as Airbnb’s Head of Global Operations, managing the company’s market expansion and host growth around the world. Rao also oversaw the Customer Experience and Trust & Safety teams at Airbnb, retaining Airbnb’s commitment to culture while scaling these teams as revenue grew from $200 million to $2 billion. Rao also held executive roles at Living Social and, and served as CEO of Singapore-based SingTel Digital Media. Rao was also the co-founder and co-CEO of, an online cosmetics company that she grew to 125 employees. Rao holds a B.S. in Economics and B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania, and earned her MBA at Harvard Business School.

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