Shivani Siroya

2017 Speaker

SHIVANI SIROYA is the founder and CEO of Tala, which works in emerging markets to help anyone with a cell phone build a financial identity. Through its mobile app, Tala connects over 10,000 data points per customer to create an instant credit score and deliver customized financial services. Tala has disbursed millions of dollars in capital to hundreds of thousands of customers across East Africa and Southeast Asia. Tala, formerly known as InVenture, is backed by Lowercase Capital, Google Ventures, Data Collective, Collaborative Fund and other leading venture and impact investors. Fast Company ranked InVenture as the World’s Most Innovative Money Company in April 2015 and InVenture’s work has been highlighted by TED, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Wired, among others. Prior to founding Tala, Siroya held a variety of positions in global health, microfinance and investment banking, including with the United Nations Population Fund, Health Net, Citigroup and UBS. She is a 2016 Aspen Institute Finance Leader Fellow, 2016 WEF Young Global Leader, 2015 Senior TED Fellow and 2013 Ashoka Fellow. She is also on the board of Siroya earned a M.P.H from Columbia University and a B.A. from Wesleyan University. @shivsiroya @talamobile

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