A FinTech App That’s Revolutionizing Lending


FinTech Revolutionizer Tala Looked to Distillery Engineers for Sustained Excellence During Rapid Growth

Tala reimagined the way credit scoring and financial services work in developing markets. The FinTech startup uses smartphone and other data to evaluate creditworthiness while analyzing geolocation trends, network diversity and communication habits to provide loan applicants with instant decisions. Tala’s goal: to deliver an app that easily provides previously underserved populations with financial access, choice and control. While developing its Android application for Kenya in 2016, the Tala team approached Distillery for assistance. The growing startup knew it needed to refine its Kenya app while also preparing to expand into new markets.


Tala Needed Highest-Level, Self-Starting Engineers to Augment Existing Staff

Tala had struggled to find the blue-chip engineers its big-picture goals necessitated. Distillery was able to source and place perfect-fit engineers immediately. While Tala’s team managed many overall projects, Distillery provided much of Tala’s engineering manpower. We staff the Santa Monica-based FinTech company with the following professionals:

  • Android developers
  • Back-end developers
  • QA automation engineers

This team of top-notch, Tala-devoted engineers has specialized FinTech knowledge and is fully in tune with the client’s mission. Our flexible, offshore engineers have forged a strong partnership with Tala, often traveling directly to the client to assist them in constantly improving the Android app’s technology. Per Tala’s request, one Distillery engineer has joined Tala’s in-house team in Los Angeles.