Work With Purpose
Three billion people are financially underserved. But they don’t have to be.
Shivani Siroya | TED Talk
On the TED stage, Shivani Siroya, Tala’s CEO and Founder, shares about the challenge people in emerging markets face when they are unable to secure credit and the economic potential unlocked when they partner with Tala.
Shivani Siroya’s TED Talk
A smart loan for people with no credit
We are engineers, data scientists, designers, marketers, people ops professionals, and finance geeks all passionate about extending financial freedom to the billions of underserved people across the globe.
Diversity at Tala
We serve a global customer base, and fulfilling our mission requires a diverse team of equals working together across borders and boundaries. It is our strong belief that our company culture should reflect the kind of world we want to build and live in.
Getting Close to Customers
With offices in Mexico City, Dar es Salaam, Nairobi, Manila and Bangalore, Tala offers Santa Monica-based team members frequent opportunities to travel to our markets!
Tala offers full coverage for health, dental and vision insurance for our team members and their families. We have opportunities for free massages in the office, and healthy snacks and, unlimited PTO and more!
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.
We take fun seriously: food adventures throughout downtown, ping pong, intramural leagues, go-karting, workout classes, and weekend outings into the great outdoors.
Our Founding Principles
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 and Learn
Always start with an open mind. Make a point to 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.
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 Peoples’ Hands
Learn from everyone. Lead by serving. Enable the growth of others and by doing so, empower them to shine. Set destinations, not just 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.
Are you curious, adaptable, and motivated? Are you looking for an opportunity with science and soul? Check out our open positions to find where you could thrive. Don’t see an exact match? Reach out to us directly – we’d love to chat.