Tala

Tala, where we invested through the Female Founders Fund AngelList syndicate, is a mobile banking solution for underserved customers in emerging markets. The company analyzes a customer’s smartphone data to offer its first product, loans, to its customers.

Shivani Siroya, Tala’s founder, talks about Tala in this This Week in Startups interview hosted by Jason Calacanis. In the interview, Shivani shares valuable insights about the signals, including non-obvious ones, which predict loan repayment rates. She also offers some quantitative data about variables like Tala’s loan sizes, interest rates, and repayment rates.

You can watch the full interview below.


Originally published at Thoughts of a VC.