“Profitable and cash flow positive” are among the prevailing themes from Expensify’s year end report for 2018. And as far as company founder and CEO David Barrett is concerned, this is news worth noting.
“(It) may sound silly to some – but it’s extremely rare in an industry in which companies burn through piles of cash to acquire users,” Barrett said. He added that the receipt tracking and expense management platform’s growth was accelerating, which he said would lead to a “predictable trajectory for us to confidently push the bounds of what we can offer our customers.”
In a press release reviewing the year, Expensify highlighted a variety of achievements beyond its profitability and cash flow accomplishments. Topping the list was the company’s 94% year-on-year revenue growth for 2018, and the introduction of four updated plans – Track, Submit, Collect, and Control – to enable individual entrepreneurs and global enterprise companies alike to incorporate Expensify into their operations.
Other 2018 highlights include an expansion of its partnership program to include 35% of the top 100 U.S. accounting companies, and 70% of the top U.K. accounting firms. Earlier this year, Expensify launched a bank integration program, ExpensifyApproved! Banks, with Wells Fargo partnering for the pilot. This summer, the company was named Innovation Partner of the Year by NetSuite. More recently, Expensify introduced a training and certification program to help accountants and bookkeepers maximize their use of the platform.
2018 also featured integrations with top 10 U.S. accounting firm, CLA; private hotel booking platform, Hotel Engine; and a pair of major value-added tax (VAT) reclamation solutions, Global VaTax and Taxback International.
Expensify founder and CEO David Barrett presented “Bedrock – Expensify’s Open-Sourced Infrastructure Secret Weapon” at our developers conference, FinDEVr Silicon Valley 2016. The company has also demonstrated its technology on the Finovate stage, unveiling its Expensify Invoices solution at FinovateSpring 2013.