Tala (formerly InVenture)
Global Operations Director
Traditional credit doesn't work in emerging markets; mobile does. Tala’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. Through its mobile app and unique channel, Tala gathers an average of 10,000 discrete data points per user to provide personalized offers and deliver real-time credit. Tala’s Kenyan Android application for its lending product is the #1 Finance App in the Kenyan Google Play Store. Tala is #13 on Fast Company’s 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 list and has also received awards and fellowships from TED, Ashoka, USAID DIV and Echoing Green.