Expensify Exceeds 35,000 Customers

Travel and expense management company Expensify announced today it has surpassed 35,000 global customers this month. Contributing to this milestone, the San Francisco-based company has added about 15,000 new customers in the U.S. this year alone.

This accomplishment places Expensify as the second most widely used expense management company, positioned just behind fellow Finovate alum, Concur, which demoed at FinovateSpring 2012. And while Expensify has more customers than Concur, Concur’s average customer size is larger than Expensify’s — giving Concur more active users than Expensify.

In the blog post announcement, Expensify also reported it has updated its mobile app. The consumer-facing app has moved the Expenses, Reports, and Trips lists behind the hamburger menu. The company notes that this is significant because it exemplifies Concierge’s AI automation capabilities. The Concierge bot, which we featured after its launch in 2016, automates expense management tasks such as credit card matching, reimbursable/non-reimbursable splits, and expense policy analysis. Writing about the app update in the Expensify blog, the company’s CEO David Barrett said, “if everything is configured correctly, you should almost never need to look at them yourself, because Concierge is looking at them for you.”

Expensify launched in 2008 with its flagship receipt-scanning app and a simple motto, “Expense reports that don’t suck!” In the almost-10 years since then, the company has shipped multiple updates, expansions, and new products that “don’t suck.” Most recently, at FinDEVr Silicon Valley 2016, Expensify presented Bedrock, an open sourced relational database management system. Last month, the company announced it partnered with Finovate alum Xero to provide an in-house expense management system for the New Zealand-based company. Expensify last demoed at FinovateSpring 2013, where the company showed off its integrated invoicing technology.

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CEO David Barrett will discuss how Bedrock became the infrastructure backbone of Expensify’s explosive growth, and how Bedrock can be used to scale your company.


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Expensify Announces $3.5 Million Round Led by Barracuda Networks

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If you thought SAP’s purchase of Concur was the only thing going on in the business travel / expense management innovation space lately – guess again.

Expensify has raised $3.5 million in new capital. The funding was led by Barracuda Networks, and boosts the company’s total equity funding to more than $10 million.

Developers of “expense reports that don’t suck,” Expensify made a splash in the days before the funding news became public with an offer to honor the Concur contracts for customers who switched from the recently-acquired rival. Expensify’s SmartScan technology lets users upload receipts and import expenses to their smartphones. Users can then submit their expense reports online or from their smartphones and get reimbursed directly to their checking accounts.
Expensify has more than 300,000 companies taking advantage of their solution, and more than 1.4 million users. The company processes more than $2 million in expense reports daily.
Expensify announced its integration with the Uber API to launch SmartRides back in August, grew from 24 employees to 45 from January to July, and was profiled recently by Forbes.com in a column on the “new sharing economy.”
Based in San Francisco, California, Expensify was founded in 2008 by CEO David Barrett. See a video of the company’s FinovateSpring 2013 appearance.