Tala is the leading mobile technology and data science company committed to financial inclusion globally. More than 2 million people have borrowed through Tala’s smartphone app, which provides instant credit scoring, lending, and other personalized financial services in emerging markets.
Tala is focused on helping the emerging middle class – largely underserved populations that are nonetheless leading creditworthy lives outside of the formal economic sector. Often they are small business owners or salaried workers who, despite some financial stability, still don’t have access to quality credit, savings, insurance, or payments products.
As a global company, we have an international team that enjoys celebrating each other’s traditions and passions. From events to celebrate Holi in the office, to “Wellness Wednesdays” with free massages. Also, many of our Santa Monica-based team members travel to our international offices regularly to meet our customers and global team members.
Tala is backed by PayPal (Strategic Investment), Revolution (Series C lead), IVP (Series B lead), Data Collective (Series A lead), Lowercase Capital (seed round lead), Ribbit, Google Ventures, Collaborative Fund, Female Founders Fund, and other leading venture & impact investors.
Tala has reached 2M total borrowers, has disbursed 10M loans with over $500M in total loan origination at an average repayment rate of 92% and a repeat borrowing rate of 95%. We are currently in 5 markets with the last 4 markets being launched within the last 18 months.
Our mission is to build a scalable, resilient, and secure platform to serve our global customers and teams through treating engineering as a craft, seeking to grow the team with unique and diverse skill sets, and encouraging each other to grow with a deep sense of humility.
Tala's culture is built on diverse backgrounds that are all united by a common mission + vision. Our Founding Principles built on #RadicalTrust that keep the customer first drives everything that we do at Tala. We are determined to fix a broken system and we have fun doing it!
Tala has an unlimited PTO policy.
Tala has weekly catered Lunch & Learns on Tuesdays where we have lunch as a team and then learn something on a variety of topics - a new project is working on, a co-worker's deejaying hobby, guest speakers from other startups or community organizations, or even a guest performance from a local chamber orchestra!
Most of our employees at Tala will have the opportunity to travel to market to meet customers and global Tala team members.
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