Tala (Formerly InVenture)

Tala’s mobile technology and data science are accelerating the unprecedented emergence of 3 billion unbanked people into the global middle class.

Founded 2011
51-200 employees
  • Insurance
  • Banking, Corporate Finance, & Investing
  • Headquarters address
    Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA

    What We Do

    Traditional credit doesn't work in emerging markets; mobile does. Our technologies are unlocking trillions of dollars in purchasing power in the world’s fastest growing economies.

    InVenture 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 our mobile app and unique channel, we gather an average of 10,000 discrete data points per user to provide personalized offers and deliver real-time credit.

    Our Team Values

    We have three core values: Care, Speed and Individuality.

    Care
    Care encompasses our sense of fairness, empathy, equality, our desire to know and understand our customers and our mission for social advancement. It speaks to the way in which we do our work -- at the highest level of quality, thoughtfulness and detail that we can strive for. It also covers the ways in which we treat one another as teammates, at the office and as humans. We collaborate and transparently share information to ensure we all go forward together.

    Speed
    As long as we are moving with care, we like to move fast. We want our teams to move with autonomy and a sense of purpose. We sometimes slow down to collaborate, put in place process and clear lines of accountability on the front end so that we can go faster on the back end. We take on risk, uncertainty, experimentation and big challenges. We equally value execution. Quick, decisive action. We like short meetings and direct responses. We trust one another and hold one another accountable.

    Individuality
    We value diversity and the uniqueness of each person. We know each of our customers like us are different and want and need different products and experiences and we intend to bring that customization and unique experience into our platform. We like quirky. We value creativity, learning and experimentation. We value individual development and growth and we invest in it with the belief that it unlocks so much value for ourselves, and for our customers.

    Our interview process

    is typically 3 rounds.

    Round 1: Preliminary Phone Screen with in-house Recruiter
    Round 2: Technical Phone Interview
    Round 3: Coding Exercise (via web and shared screen)
    Round 4: Onsite interview

    Tech stack

    Java, PHP, MySQL, Android, Scala, AngularJS, GO, Django

    Benefits

    Compensation and retirement

    401k

    Health and wellness

    Health insurance
    Dental insurance
    Vision insurance
    Life insurance
    Disability insurance

    Values and quality of life

    Catered lunches
    Tala (Formerly InVenture) - Peek at our LA office space