Reeva Misra

CEO, Walking on Earth

"Reeva Misra is a 3x Entrepreneur, CEO, Chairwoman, Advisor, Investor, and a prominent figure in the tech world. As the Founder and CEO of Walking on Earth (WONE), a preventative health platform focusing on workplace stress, Reeva’s journey reflects her passion for using technology as a force for societal good. 

 Her journey began in the research labs of Oxford University, where she explored the complexities of multisensory perception at a remarkably young age, publishing groundbreaking research she worked on at just 17. Reeva’s fascination with neuroscience eventually led her towards tech, driven by a desire to create large-scale impact. As VP at BenevolentAI, Reeva directed her focus towards harnessing the power of artificial intelligence to discover medicines for untreated diseases. As the youngest leadership member of one of the UK's first unicorn tech companies, Reeva’s tenure at BenevolentAI also served as a catalyst for a profound realisation about the limitations of our healthcare system. 

 Shocked by the myopic focus of healthcare systems solely on illness, Reeva recognized stress as a pervasive yet often underestimated precursor to chronic diseases. This revelation spurred her to redirect her expertise towards addressing the profound impact of stress on individual health and society at large. Understanding the significant contribution of stress to both health decline and economic burdens, Reeva’s strategic focus on workplace stress—an issue affecting over 83% of the UK and US workforce—reflects a pivotal starting point.

 Reeva felt compelled to apply her expertise in AI technology and neuroscience towards addressing this pressing issue, recognizing that the solutions she had been developing could play a pivotal role in revolutionising preventative healthcare. By targeting the workplace, where individuals spend the majority of their waking hours and where stress is most prevalent, Reeva started WONE to tackle the root cause of so many health issues before they implode, with the potential to save millions of lives and billions of dollars of healthcare costs. 

Walking on Earth’s journey has been one of high growth and impact, with 3x YoY growth, 8x engagement compared to industry standard and 66% of employees reporting a reduction in stress. WONE’s AI Stress Coach measures and regulates your stress during the working day. It’s built on proprietary technology over the last 3 years with leading stress scientists from Stanford and UCL and personalised interventions delivered by TED speakers, NYT bestselling authors and expert practitioners.

 Through Walking on Earth, Reeva’s vision extends beyond mere business success; it embodies a mission to revolutionise how society understands and manages stress, paving the way for a healthier, brighter future for all. Her role as a visionary leader at the intersection of science, technology, and public health is evident in her relentless pursuit of innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges."