This world would benefit if more companies forsook their misguided vow of silence, flipped on their long-quiet megaphones, and stepped in to defend the core foundation of the society that enabled their creation in the first place. — Expensify CEO David Barrett
This world would benefit if more companies forsook their misguided vow of silence, flipped on their long-quiet megaphones, and stepped in to defend the core foundation of the society that enabled their creation in the first place. — Expensify CEO David Barrett
Expensify CEO: I stand by my decision to email 10 million customers urging them to vote for Biden — here's why
  • Last month, Expensify CEO David Barrett emailed 10 million of the company's customers, urging them to vote for Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the US presidential election.
  • Expensify's endorsement stands in contrast to other tech companies, such as Facebook, Google, and Coinbase, that have cracked down on political discussions internally.
  • The response has been amazingly supportive, says Barrett, and the business will be pushed "not just beyond pre-COVID levels, but past the $100MM annual recurring revenue milestone."
  • Barrett argues that with the benefit of hindsight, it's clear defending democracy is good for business and urges other companies and employees to do the same.
  • "This world would benefit if more companies forsook their misguided vow of silence, flipped on their long-quiet megaphones, and stepped in to defend the core foundation of the society that enabled their creation in the first place."