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Harpreet Rai

CEO of Oura Health

Harpreet Singh Rai is the chief executive officer of Oura and a member of its board. His purpose is to be part of a team that is committed to improving the well-being of others. Under his leadership, Oura has grown to a team of nearly 100 employees and has launched its Generation 2 ring, shipping over 100,000 units to 90 different countries. He is responsible for Oura’s vision and strategy and guides decisions that ensure the organization’s financial health.

Before Oura, Rai was a portfolio manager who led the technology, media and telecom portfolio at Eminence Capital for 9nine years. He began his career working in Morgan Stanley’s merger and acquisitions group. Rai studied electrical engineering at the University of Michigan.

 

What inspired you all to create this company?

Oura is a health intelligence platform helping people listen to the body’s signals, analyze those signals and provide actionable insights. We were founded on the principle that your health is unique to you and requires long term measurement and personalization.

 

Oura is using data to reconnect people with their body and providing a comprehensive, long term view of their health via personalized insights. Giving consumers more control over, and insight into, their health is the future and Oura is leading the way.

 

What distinguishes your company and product in the market?

Oura stands in opposition to the trends dominating the wellness and wearable technology categories. 

 

Wellness, because its commercialization of people’s dependency on external solutions and the belief that health starts outside of us. Wearable technology, because of the industry’s favoring of narrow, binary indicators like “steps” over more holistic, longer term tracking and the sequestering of user data. 

 

Oura is using data to reconnect people with their body and providing a comprehensive, long term view of their health via personalized insights. Giving consumers more control over, and insight into, their health is the future and Oura is leading the way.