As many startups seek to become the Uber of their field by creating easy and addictive user experiences, expense management startup Expensify has done just that by completely automating a portion of expense management.
The San Francisco-based company today announced it will power Uber’s new Auto-Expense feature. The new feature is part of Uber’s Business Profile selection that separates work rides from personal ones. Founder of Expensify and CEO David Barrett says, “Expensify is thrilled to partner with Uber on this awesome new feature to help our customers save time and money by making sure they never pay out of pocket for a business-related Uber ride again!”
In the Uber app settings, users connect their business profile with Expensify. From there, Uber business travel receipts are automatically emailed to Expensify for reimbursement.
Expensify first partnered with ride-sharing service Uber in 2014 to automatically send an Uber driver to the airport when a user’s flight arrives. The company describes this capability, called SmartRides, as “the VIP travel experience for everyone.”
Last month Expensify launched a London office to fuel further European expansion. All new European-based users who sign up for Expensify before the end of May will be able to use the service for free until the end of the year.
Forbes named Expensify one of the Hottest Startups of 2015, and Fast Company has listed it as a Top 10 Most Innovative Company in 2015. At FinovateSpring 2013, the company’s CEO and founder David Barrett debuted Expensify Invoices.