Politics Over Profits: Expensify’s Barrett Again Takes His Message Straight To Users

Expensify CEO David Barrett sent some customers into a frenzy with commentary about politics that was at once remarkable and in character. His message, posted Thursday to his company website and sent to all users of its expense management products, said, "Protect democracy, vote for Biden." If the ensuing tweetstorm is to be believed, Expensify is losing lots of accounts over Barrett's outspokenness.

"I know you don’t want to hear this from me," Barrett began. In his plea, he belittled those thinking about voting for President Donald Trump or a third-party candidate. He picked . . .

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Author: David Jonas

David Jonas in 2006 co-founded business media firm ProMedia.travel after ten years as a journalist with Business Travel News. David rejoined BTN in 2010 as executive editor when its parent company acquired ProMedia, and in 2014 co-created The Company Dime. David has a bachelor's degree in communications from Cornell University.
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