On Thursday April 15th at 5pm EST, FFF Founding Partner Anu Duggal will host a conversation with Shivani Siroya, CEO & Founder of global fintech startup Tala, to discuss the market differences in consumer financial behavior through the pandemic across the three continents Tala serves.
Tala is the leading financial app across emerging markets including Kenya, Mexico, the Philippines, & India serving over five million users. Shivani will share more about Tala's approach to managing lending through COVID & the learnings around how each market responded to the pandemic.
With over five hundred employees across the world, Shivani will share her predictions for long-term changes in customer financial behavior, how the pandemic has led her to expand her long-term vision for Tala, opportunities she sees for further expansion & growth, & more.
100% of the $5 suggested donation price for your ticket will go to Stop AAPI Hate, a nonprofit that tracks incidents of discrimination, hate & xenophobia against Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders in the United States.
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Shivani Siroya is the founder & CEO of Tala, the leading financial technology company in emerging markets. Millions of people have borrowed through Tala's smartphone app, which provides instant, personalized credit to underserved customers in East Africa, Southeast Asia, & Latin America. Tala is backed by leading venture & impact investors including PayPal, Revolution, IVP, Ribbit Capital, Data Collective, & Lowercase Capital. Earlier this year, Forbes named Tala as one of the top 50 FinTech companies in the world, & Tala's work has been highlighted by the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, TED, & TechCrunch, among others. Tala is headquartered in Santa Monica with additional offices in Nairobi, Manila, Mexico City, & Bangalore.
Prior to founding Tala, Shivani held a variety of positions in global health, microfinance, & investment banking, including with the United Nations Population Fund, Health Net, Citigroup & UBS.
Anu Duggal is the founding partner of Female Founders Fund, the pre-eminent early-stage fund investing in female-founded technology companies. Since its founding in 2014, Female Founders Fund has invested in over 40 of the fastest growing female-led technology companies nationwide. These include category leaders like Zola, Tala, ELOQUII, Primary Kids, Bento Box, Kin Euphorics, Billie, Co--Star, Peanut, WinkyLux, Rent The Runway & more.
Anu has been honored in Fortune's 40 Under 40 list in 2018 & Crain's Notable Women in Tech list in 2019, & praised for her efforts in starting a movement to diversify venture capital with distinctions, such as Business Insider's Ultimate List of Female Startup Investors & Top 4 Venture Firms Investing in Women.