J A N U A R Y

A P R I L

 
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J U L Y

Took a stand for diversity and equity

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Opened our engineering center in India

S E P T E M B E R

Nominated as a Wired icon by Melinda Gates

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Spoke about tech and financial inclusion at the UN

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Rolled out our lowest fees ever in Kenya

O C T O B E R

Added PayPal as a strategic investor

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Took over Manila’s largest train station

Published our first impact report

 

Released our first team culture video

N O V E M B E R


Launched our first in-app customer education campaign

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We aired our first TV commercial in Kenya!

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D E C E M B E R

 

Recognized in the CIO100 East Africa Awards

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Relaunched our global website

Our team grew exponentially

We’re growing our credit business on 3 continents…

 
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...while also growing our teams

 
 
 
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New team members include inspiring leaders to amplify our mission

 
Jen Loo Chief Financial Officer

Jen Loo
Chief Financial Officer

Reini Chipman Chief People Officer

Reini Chipman
Chief People Officer

Audrey Chen Head of Product & Design

Audrey Chen
Head of Product & Design

Anay Shah VP of Country Growth

Anay Shah
VP of Country Growth

Logan Lindsell VP of Product Growth

Logan Lindsell
VP of Product Growth

 

Radical Trust at scale

 
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Our global team members developed 31
new innovations during our inaugural HACCathons

 

 

...spoke at over 30 conferences and events globally…

 

 

and took dozens of trips into our markets to meet our customers, and other colleagues.

 

 

….We supported 12+ nonprofits in the Greater Los Angeles Area...

 

 

...hosted 598 members of the LA community with events at our Santa Monica HQ...

 

 

...and celebrated 16 global holidays… (including International Women’s Day & the World Cup!)

 

 

And welcomed 17 newborns globally and 14 dogs into the Santa Monica office (with more on the way!)

 

 

We also celebrated family time – we spent over 560 hours growing together through team-building and wellness events, happy hours, Lunch-And-Learns, and Ask Me Anything sessions with our CEO.

Our customers look different from place to place

 

East Africa

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Philippines

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Mexico

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India

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But one thing is the same everywhere: access to credit helps people build the lives they want.

 
 
 
 
I used [Tala] to invest in inventory since I’m currently setting up a 2nd pharmacy of my own. Thank you for trusting in me!
— Norberto, Mexico
I used my first and second loan to pay for my son’s high school expenses and his college entrance exam. He will be the first family member to attend college and that in part is thanks to the help I have received from Tala.
— Claudia, Mexico
 
 
 
Tala is really helpful for a single mom like me.
— Michelle, Philippines
Tala you are my partner and I never regret being with you.
— Bravo, Tanzania
I have never met such [a] trusted credit institution like Tala.
— Samy, Kenya
 
 
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We are proud of our 2018, and we could not have done it without YOU. Thank you for joining us in our work to expand financial access, choice, and control for the underserved globally!

Our mission continues in 2019, with more ambitious goals for our customers and our team. Want to join our mission? We’re hiring!

 
 
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