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If we get this right, and I know we will, the future of finance will be less transactional and more human, built on trust and a belief in people. - Shivani Siroya, Tala Founder & CEO


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Mission

    Tala opens up opportunity for underserved consumers in emerging markets through alternative data and instant credit.

Culture

    We believe in people from every type of background — around the world, and within our company. We believe individuals thrive on teams with diverse skillsets and worldviews. We are data scientists, engineers, customer experience designers, marketers, and finance geeks all passionate about extending financial freedom to the billions of underserved people around the world.

Values

    Nimble - We’re constantly inspired by our customers’ ability to be efficient and responsive. We try to embody the same work ethic in everything we do. Meritocratic - A meritocracy means you’re empowered to do your work autonomously. We don’t believe in red tape or "old boys clubs”, and it’s not who you know that counts, it’s what you know. The best ideas and work rise to the top and are recognized. Committed to Excellence - We know it’s a challenge to take on traditional financial services, but that's what makes it fun! We hold ourselves to the highest standards, with our product, our customers, and our employees.

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.

Support

    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/