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Tala is an innovative, mobile technology company, that provides a credit scoring and reporting platform to financial services institutions in emerging countries. Company's technologies are unlocking trillions of dollars in purchasing power in the world’s fastest growing economies. Tala is a mobile technology and data science company that is flipping the traditional credit scoring model by putting power into the hands of newly empowered consumers in emerging markets.
HQSanta Monica, US
Employee Ratings4.3

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Employees (est.) (Mar 2019)355(+7%)
Job Openings48

Key People/Management at Tala

Shivani Siroya

Shivani Siroya

CEO & Founder
Kevin Novak

Kevin Novak

Chief Data Officer
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Tala Office Locations

Tala has offices in Santa Monica, Manila and Nairobi
Santa Monica, US (HQ)
Santa Monica, CA, USA
Santa Monica, US (HQ)
910 Colorado Ave
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Tala Financials and Metrics

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Tala's latest funding round in April 2018 was reported to be $65 m. In total, Tala has raised $109.4 m
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Tala Operating Metrics

Tala's Borrowers was reported to be 1.3 b in Apr, 2018.
Apr, 2018


1.30 b
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Tala Online and Social Media Presence

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Tala News and Updates

Tala Announces Strategic Investment From PayPal to Expand Global Reach

/ -- Tala, the leading consumer lending app in emerging markets, announced today a strategic investment from PayPal. The two companies share a commitment to building financial health, enabling all people to gain access to the digital economy. PayPal's investment will help Tala bring visibility and a…

PayPal invests in emerging markets lending app Tala

Tala, the leading consumer lending app in emerging markets, announced today a strategic investment f...

PayPal backs emerging markets lender Tala

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - PayPal Inc Holdings Inc has made a strategic investment in Tala, a financial technology startup that lends to underserved consumers in emerging markets, the companies said on Monday.

Video: Tala CEO says AI will create an 'equal playing field' in lending

Many individuals in emerging markets lack credit scores but have a wealth of financial data on their smartphones. Here's how alternative lending companies are stepping in.

Modi slams opposition on Triple Talaq Bill

In a veiled attack on the Congress and other opposition parties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said there were some people who did not allow the passage of the Triple Talaq Bill in Parliament during the just concluded monsoon session.

Tala CEO Talks Resolving The Identity Verification Problem In Financial Services

Imagine trying to open a bank account or take out a loan without a recognizable form of identification. For some, that’s a reality. An estimated 1.1 billion people worldwide cannot officially prove their identity, according to the World Bank. Lending …
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Tala Blogs

Inclusive design isn’t just a challenge, it’s an opportunity

How Tala delivers more with less in the PhilippinesMany Tala customers in the Philippines make their income through informal food stands like the one above.The term “leapfrogging” has often been used to describe Tala’s markets. Ubiquitous usage of mobile money (instead of credit and debit cards), ac…

Meet Anmol, Tala’s India Product Lead!

Anmol Rastogi leads Tala’s India Product Team. As Tala’s India office continues to grow, Anmol shares why the Indian market is so unique, what he’s looking for in new hires, and his vision for Tala in India and beyond.Tell us a little about yourself. What led you to Tala and how have your experience…

Meet Tala’s New CFO, Jen Loo!

Tala is thrilled to welcome Jen Loo as our new Chief Financial Officer! Jen joined in November 2018 and brings a unique blend of business, finance, and legal acumen through executive experience at high-growth companies. With experience spanning tech, e-commerce, and digital media, Jen shares what br…

Measuring Impact: How to make your customers your best product designers

Quang Tran, Director of Product Impact & InsightsFollowing the results of an internally conducted impact study in Kenya, Tala launched a new in-house research division, Product Impact & Insights (PII). As the team continues to grow, Quang Tran, Director of PII and Tala’s former product team …

Getting to work as Tala’s new Chief People Officer!

Tala is thrilled to introduce Reini Chipman as Tala’s first Chief People Officer! Reini joins Tala from Simple, a fintech company devoted to transparent banking, and has spent the last twenty years in technology, building and empowering world-class teams. As she starts her new role, Reini shares wha…

Nikhil’s Summer with Tala’s Engineering Team!

Nikhil Ghosh is a rising junior at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, where he studies computer science and economics. Nikhil recaps his summer at Tala and reflects on the work he did as an intern on Tala’s backend engineering team!Q: Tell us about yourself! Where are you from and what brought y…
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Tala Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Tala founded?

    Tala was founded in 2012.

  • Who are Tala key executives?

    Tala's key executives are Shivani Siroya and Kevin Novak.

  • How many employees does Tala have?

    Tala has 355 employees.

  • Who are Tala competitors?

    Competitors of Tala include AutoGravity, 9f Group and Dave.com.

  • Where is Tala headquarters?

    Tala headquarters is located at Santa Monica, CA, USA, Santa Monica.

  • Where are Tala offices?

    Tala has offices in Santa Monica, Manila and Nairobi.

  • How many offices does Tala have?

    Tala has 4 offices.