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.
Santa Monica, US
Size (employees)
265 (est)+4%
Tala was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Santa Monica, US
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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 Nairobi, Manila and Santa Monica
Santa Monica, US (HQ)
910 Colorado Ave
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Tala Financials and Metrics

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Tala total Funding

$44.2 m

Tala latest funding size

$30 m

Time since last funding

2 years ago

Tala investors

Tala's latest funding round in February 2017 was reported to be $30 m. In total, Tala has raised $44.2 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

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 …

With loans of just $10, this startup has built a financial services powerhouse in emerging markets

Peris Kimeli and Betsy Cheruyot were students at Kenyatta University thinking about launching a business when they applied for their first loans from the mobile lending company, Tala. Hoping to get a clothing business off the ground and make some money to live on while going to school, the two young…

Tala’s local approach to global growth fuels $50 million Series C

Micro-lender Tala has proven, in the seven years since its launch, that it’s possible to effectively underwrite borrowers in emerging markets without credit bureaus. Using nontraditional data pulled from mobile phones, the Los Angeles-based startup has extended credit to over 1.3 million customers. …

The IndieBeat: Tala is a puzzler that brings the forests of Australia alive with tiny creatures

Tala is a cozy puzzle adventure on the miniature scale. Indie developer Matthew Petrak combines photography and hand-drawn animation to create a tiny world where a toadstool becomes a home and the forests of his native Australia transform into fantasy realm populated with small creatures and travele…

Ex-Uber data chief Kevin Novak joins LA-based startup Tala in big win for LA ecosystem

 Kevin Novak, the architect of Uber’s dynamic pricing technology and the head of its data team, has joined the Los Angeles-based financial services startup Tala as its new head of data. Read More
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Tala Company Life and Culture

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