Tala

Tala is the leading mobile technology and data science company committed to financial inclusion globally. More than 1.4 million people have borrowed through Tala’s smartphone app, which provides instant credit scoring, lending, and other personalized financial services in emerging markets. Tala has raised more than $105 million from leading venture and impact investors including Revolution, IVP, Ribbit Capital, Data Collective, and Lowercase Capital. Tala's global team is headquartered in Santa Monica with additional offices in Nairobi, Manila, Dar Es Salaam, Mexico City, Mumbai, and Bangalore.
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Santa Monica, CA

Mission

We’re committed to building a world where underserved people everywhere have financial access, choice, and control. People need access to financial systems, including credit and all the opportunity credit brings. Within those systems, they need choices, so they can do what they want to do, what they need to do, and what they should do with their money. Finally, we want more people everywhere to be in control of their finances, as active participants in their own financial lives — whether they are budgeting, saving, investing, or learning.

Values

BELIEVE IN PEOPLE
Understand and dismantle bias. Uphold your commitments; have confidence in others’ ability to uphold theirs. Give and seek feedback that is direct, honest, and actionable. Help each other grow.     

LISTEN & LEARN
Start with an open mind. Engage with other points of view. Find out why. Share what you learn. Turn learnings into action.

PROVE POTENTIAL BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY  
Cultivate curiosity. Ask questions relentlessly and thoughtfully experiment. Look for new and better evidence. Make rigorous, data-driven decisions that optimize for our people's’ needs.

TAKE THE FIRST RISK
Stand up for what you believe in. Challenge the status quo. Embrace what you don’t know and ask for help. Act on what you learn as a team. 

PUT POWER IN PEOPLE’S HANDS 
Learn from everyone. Lead by serving. Enable the growth of others and empower them to shine. Set destinations, not paths. Give credit where it’s due.

CHALLENGE OUR LIMITS
Be honest. Embrace mistakes as opportunities for learning. Change what isn’t working. Adapt with positivity. Power through adversity. Celebrate progress, big and small. We’re all in this together. 

Diversity & Inclusion

As a woman-led company, Tala is passionately committed to changing the narrative around entrepreneurship in tech, and leadership in Silicon Valley. Our founder & CEO explores this in depth in Lenny Letter. Read it here! http://www.lennyletter.com/work/a546/changing-silicon-valley-entrepreneurship-culture-from-the-inside-out/

Benefits

Happier Hours - Every week, we celebrate Wine Down Wednesday, enjoying food, drinks, games and each others’ company. Every month, we invite our community to join in on the fun.

Health Benefits - We offer full coverage health, dental and vision insurance for our team and their families and gender-neutral paid parental leave for 12 weeks.

Retirement - We offer traditional and Roth 401(k) plans, so employees can start saving for their futures from day one.

Adventure - We take fun seriously: food adventures throughout downtown, ping pong, go-karting, intramural basketball and soccer teams, workout classes, and weekend outings into the great outdoors.

Professional Development - Every Tuesday at lunch, a resident expert teaches a master class on everything from SQL queries to growth hacking, while digging into delicious eats from nearby hotspots. We also sponsor employee visits to professional conferences.

Culture

We believe in people from every type of background — around the world, and within our company. We call this #RadicalTrust.

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