With $65M, Tala Goes Global: Q&A With Shivani Siroya and Female Founders Fund

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Apr 26, 2018 · 8 min read
Shivani Siroya, Tala Founder & CEO, at TED Global

What is the story behind your inspiration in launching Tala?

The Tala app, being used in Kenya.

You were offering a very new product to your first users based in Kenya. How were you able to convince them to trust the brand?

The market for digital lending has heated up over the past few years. How has Tala been able to maintain first mover advantage?

Tala launches in the Philippines.

The past twelve months have been incredibly exciting for Tala as a company. What are you personally most excited about as you think about scaling the company?

As a CEO, how do you divide your time?

$65M is a large round. What was your fundraising process like?

You now have customers across five countries. Who is your typical customer and how do they vary across the countries you service?

The Tala team in Nairobi.

Running a company with offices in five different countries is not easy. How are you able to communicate and build a team environment?

Financial services as an industry offers massive opportunity. How is Tala innovating and taking advantage of technology to offer customers a great experience?

What is your vision for Tala five years from now?

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Modern credit for the mobile world. Expanding financial access, choice and control for 3 billion underserved globally.