Varsha Rao has been announced as the new chief executive officer of Nurx. She was a former head of global operations at Airbnb and CEO at Clover health. She replaces Hans Gangeskar (former Nurx’s CEO and co-founder) will stay as a board member.
Nurx used to sells PeEP, a birth control pill that reduces the risk of HIV in consumer and an HPV testing kit. The company has grown 250% in the last year and have doubled its employee count and attracted 200,000 clients. Rao thinks the company needs some strong leadership in their exponential growth and she is excited to join them.
Nurx is on a hiring spree as they hired Jonathan Czaja as COO, former Stitch Fix’s former VP of operations and Dave Fong as VP of pharmacy.
Varsha worked in Clover Health for the better half of 3 years, and she feels she couldn’t move to anything else than a mission-driven healthcare company. She also feels Nurx is very important to the public and she is really privileged to live in a country where birth control is easy to find. And her real task is to provide Nurx pill to areas of the country where people face a lot of physical and economic barriers in their life.
Nurx is a graduate of Y Combinator has raised $42 million in funds from various venture capital funding such as Lowercase Capital, Union Square Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, etc. The company was launched in 2015 to enable women’s to get birth control measure more easily in the US with a web platform and mobile app that delivers the product to the client’s doorsteps.
At present, the telehealth startup is available across 24 states in the US and have Chelsea Clinton as one of their board members.