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Lara Varjabedian


Lara Varjabedian

founder & director Kojo

My philosophy:

Victory without risk brings triumph without glory.

My Roles and Responsibilities

Accelerate and advise Startups either in early stage or in Seed A,B,C supporting in business strategy, business development and product fit.  


Co-founding a mental wellbeing app and accelerating Startups through CommonVC, I have been in HealthTech with Prenetics for 2 years and have 13 years experience in the Insurance Industry (both Life & Non-Life).

Prior to Prenetics, I moved to London in 2015 to join Coface Global Solutions - part of Coface Group - dedicated to global trade credit insurance solutions for multinationals where I spent 3 years as Global Sales Manager.

Prior to that, I spent 10 years with Generali Employee Benefits, a strategic unit of Generali Group dedicated to global Employee Benefits solutions for multinationals - Pool and reinsurance to Captive clients.

I developed business across all continents acquiring an understanding/experience of various Insurance markets and lines of business in EMEA, Americas and APAC.

Why am I on InsurTech Mentors?

Having experience in both traditional Insurance and Tech as well as the Corporate and Start-up worlds, I feel the urge to support the InsurTech community.

By understanding the challenges on both sides, I hope to be able to offer guidance and advice.

I am delighted to have been given the opportunity of becoming an InsurTech Mentor and I have no doubt it will be a very enriching experience.

Whom would I like to mentor?

I would be delighted to mentor any InsurTech and HealthTech startups that need guidance and advice.


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