FinTech / InsurTech


After living in Australia, Brazil, the United States, and the equally exotic Strasbourg, Ugo began his career as a poker player in Paris.

Real risk-taker, Ugo decided to launch his first travel startup back in 2017 with his acolyte Leo while attending his business school. While experimenting with the issues on the market, Ugo decided to create Koala in 2018 to build fair & simple travel insurance and disrupt this dusty market.

Ugo is weirdly passionate about Elon Musk, going to Mars, and strongly believes cryptocurrencies will change the world.

Suvendu is an experienced insurance professional with a demonstrated history of working across global markets, multi cultural and national workforce. With an MBA in Insurance & Risk management, he spent the last few years working with some of the largest corporations in the Insurance industry, and in his previous role, was leading the Property and Specialty digital solutions APAC at Swiss Re.

Being an Insurtech enthusiast with hands on experience in dealing with innovation and new product development, Suvendu is currently the Head of Insurance propositions at Koala trying to understand client needs globally and curate the best in class, yet super simple travel insurance products.

When Suvendu is not structuring Insurance products, he loves spending his time reading, photographing, travelling with family and being the always hungry food lover.

Alexandre has been working in the software industry for 15+ years, as a fullstack developer or as an engineering manager. After 2 years at Viadeo or 3 years at Doctolib, he was looking for an early-stage company with a flat organization. That's why he chose to join Koala.

Today, he works as a fullstack developer. The first mission of his team is to define a scalable API that can be easily integrated by hundreds of partners, worldwide.

When Alexandre is not coding, he spends time practicing Chinese martial arts, surfing, or learning new things in various fields like coffee brewing.


At Koala, we are tackling the issue of the sexiest market in the world: travel insurance.

Forget everything you know about traditional travel insurance. At Koala, we've swapped out slow processes and the need for receipts for proactiveness, no exclusion and transparency.

All of our products are built from scratch with the same philosophy: **automating 100% of the operations while removing all the frictions of an insurance product. **

We believe that travellers pay for protection, not to justify their usage. That's why we make sure that 100% of our users eligible for compensation receive their due at lightning speed.

We have built to date 3 unique products (but many more are on their way):

  • Cancellation without justification and without reason
  • Cancelled and Delayed Flight Insurance
  • Missed Connection Insurance

We envision that travellers can travel with absolute peace of mind knowing they will be taken care of, like no one before, in case of any needs.

What they are looking for

We went into insurance while none of us was an insurance expert, we learned on the job without being biased by market codes and dedicate our days to moving a market that has been dormant for years.

In short, no, we are not looking for people who are passionate about reading insurance contracts (we don't even like reading those, except ours of course).

However, if you like challenges, want to shake up the status quo and have a taste for doing things right, then we want you.

Good to know

  • Benefit from optimal working conditions and a caring environment: office in Montmartre with part-time remote (3 days a week) with remote budget and bonus

  • We take care of you: Alan Blue (100% paid for), Swile, Navigo and many team rituals

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