Xero’s decision to use Expensify’s software for in-house receipt and expense management is the latest product of the strategic partnership the two fintechs announced last year. Expensify’s solution will provide SmartScan OCR receipt scanning, next-day reimbursement, and company card reconciliation to Xero employees at all 21 of the company’s offices worldwide.
“From one product-driven technology company to another, we’re committed to improving an already world-class user experience and process,” Expensify Director of Sales and Success Jason Mills said. Xero’s Chief Accounting Officer Kirsty Godfrey-Billy added that the partnership “will create efficiencies within our own business, allowing us to continue to focus on delivering beautiful cloud-based accounting software around the globe.”
Founded in 2008 and headquartered in San Francisco, Expensify demonstrated Expensify Invoices at FinovateSpring 2013. More recently, Expensify made its FinDEVr debut at FinDEVr 2016 Silicon Valley where CEO and founder David Barrett presented Bedrock – Expensify’s Open-Sourced Infrastructure Secret Weapon. Barrett credited the open-source technology for enabling Expensify to become the “fastest growing ERP software in the world.”
In May, Expensify launched its ScanSnap Integration in the U.K. and in April, the company teamed up with TravelPerk to make business travel easier for busy professionals. Completing a $17 million Series C in 2015, Expensify has raised more than $27 million in total funding, and includes Barracuda Networks, OpenView, and Redpoint among its investors. CPA.com, the business wing of global leading accounting body, AICPA, has named Expensify its preferred partner for receipt and expense management.
Xero demonstrated its Business Identification technology at FinovateSpring 2011 and, like Expensify, the company is also a veteran of our FinDEVr developer conferences. Xero Head of U.S. Partnerships David Pollock presented Building an API-driven Ecosystem for Small Business at FinDEVr 2014 Silicon Valley, discussing the company’s open API, developer partner program, and how it grew its marketplace to more than 300 integrated apps.
Xero partnered with Capital One earlier this month, enabling small businesses to connect their Capital One financial data with their Xero cloud accounting software. The company also announced that it was working with Equifax to provide SMEs access to credit risk evaluation tools typically used by big businesses and lenders. Awarded Best Overall Fintech Platform by the Fintech Breakthrough Awards, the Wellington, New Zealand-based company was founded in 2006, and went public in 2007, trading on the New Zealand stock exchange under the ticker XRO. Xero picked up more than $26 million in new funding in April, courtesy of Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV), bringing its total, post-equity funding to more than $381 million. Rod Drury is CEO.