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Budgeting best practices from a CFO's SaaS spend review

Looking to get a better handle on your SaaS vendor spend? Here are some ways finance leader can take back control of their budget process.

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June 2024

Evolving Brex's Co-CEO model

Our co-founder Henrique Dubugras reflects on the history and evolution of Brex's Co-CEO model and the best model going forward.

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Henrique Dubugras

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April 2024

Unpacking Brex’s securitization strategy

Our CFO shares his thoughts on what securitizations are, why we do them, and what should be top of mind for companies developing a securitization strategy.

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Ben Gammell

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March 2024

Building Brex 3.0, March 2024

Our co-founder and co-CEO shared his thoughts last week on building Brex 3.0.

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Pedro Franceschi

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March 2024

Reaffirming Brex's commitment to customers one year after the SVB crisis

As we reflect on the collapse of SVB a year later, we want to use the opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to our customers.

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Camilla Matias Morais

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February 2024

How Brex helps companies get IPO ready

Brex's AI-powered spend platform helps you get IPO ready by improving forecasting accuracy and compliance and reducing manual work.

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Ben Gammell

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November 2023

Planning advice — The lifecycle of SaaS spend

Bundle? Unbundle? Rebundle? Here’s some practical advice for deciding on how to plan and optimize your company’s SaaS spend.

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Michael Tannenbaum

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October 2023

Budgeting best practices from a CFO's SaaS spend review

Budgeting SaaS vendor spend per employee isn’t perfect. Consider these approaches for your next planning cycle.

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Michael Tannenbaum

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September 2023

CFOs need an AI strategy

Seven key considerations for CFOs looking to drive immediate impact with AI while continuing to build enduring businesses.

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Michael Tannenbaum

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August 2023

Brex's Second Act

Brex recently partnered with The Generalist to tell our story in a way that had not been done before.

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Jason Mok

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August 2023

The employee-centric way to manage procurement spend

The secret to improving compliance around bill pay and purchase card spend? A process that works for finance and employees alike.

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Milo Spirig

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July 2023

Why I left Concur to lead go-to-market at Brex

It's not just customers who leave Concur for Brex. Our CRO shares why he left Concur to lead GTM at Brex.

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Doug Adamic

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June 2023

People matter most — insights from a startups insider

A Q&A with Jason Mok on startups, community, and his plans for Brex

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Jason Mok

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June 2023

A redesigned Brex mobile experience for the everywhere workforce

Here's how we reimagined our mobile app so you can efficiently manage your spend on the go

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Dave Johannes

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June 2023

Remote is better in a crisis. Here's why.

Being a remote-first company made Brex’s experience of handling the SVB crisis more efficient. Learn how to implement the same habits and practices at your organization.

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Michael Tannenbaum

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May 2023

Building a global financial strategy

Michael Tannenbaum, Brex CFO and COO, provides a recap of "The New Financial Playbook" in partnership with The Information and discusses how Brex can help you build a global financial strategy.

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Michael Tannenbaum

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May 2023

Building the world’s first truly borderless spend management experience

A truly global spend platform didn’t exist until we built one. Here’s how we were able to do it, and why it’s so valuable for modern organizations.

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Erica Dorfman

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May 2023

How Brex is supporting First Republic Bank customers

Brex is here to support First Republic Bank customers through this challenging time.

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Pedro and Henrique

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March 2023

Redefining travel for the modern company

Managing T&E spend with one card, one app, and one integrated platform has been out of reach for many companies. Until now.

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Vineet Taneja

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March 2023

Answering common questions about the Brex business account

Erik Zhou, Chief Accounting Officer, breaks down how the Brex business account is different from a bank account.

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Erik Zhou

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March 2023

How Brex is supporting SVB customers and the broader startup community

Brex is working around the clock to support SVB customers and the broader startup community through this challenging time.

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Pedro Franceschi

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March 2023

How Brex business accounts work

Our accounts have money movement features similar to banks — but with key differences that limit your exposure to any individual bank.

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Pedro Franceschi

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January 2023

Reimagining spend management to drive customer value

Brex CRO and industry veteran Doug Adamic shares 3 lessons for customer-centric innovation.

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Doug Adamic

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November 2022

Bringing mental health resources to founders

Today I’m excited to announce Catharsis, a new program designed to support startup founders’ mental health.

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Pedro Franceschi

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October 2022

Build category-defining products by putting people first

Hear from CPO Karandeep Anand about how his work at Microsoft, Meta, and Brex have led him to build a category-defining solution that puts people first.

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Karandeep Anand

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April 2022

Brex acquires Pry

Today, we have exciting news to share: Brex has acquired Pry Financial!

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Pedro Franceschi

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April 2022

Meet Empower

Today we’re announcing Empower, a new software platform designed to enable a culture of trust and financial discipline at scale.

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Pedro Franceschi

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February 2022

Launching Multiple Cash Accounts on Brex Cash (and Mobile)

Today, we’re announcing support for multiple accounts within Brex Cash. We’re excited to help early stage founders with the financial visibility and control they need from wherever they work.

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Pedro Franceschi

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February 2022

My journey with mental health

Last May, I shared my journey with mental health with the Brex team. This week, I re-sent this message to the company to remind our team of the importance of this topic.

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Pedro Franceschi

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January 2022

Welcoming Karan and our Series D-2 Round

Today, we have two exciting announcements to share. First, we are really excited to welcome Karandeep Anand to Brex as our Chief Product Officer.

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Pedro Franceschi

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December 2021

What I learned about people that scale

As Brex prepares for 2022, I’ve been thinking a lot about what it takes for people to scale at fast-growing companies. I shared this essay with our team this week. I hope you find it useful as well!

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Pedro Franceschi

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November 2021

Gratitude and happiness

Gratitude is something many of us reflect on this time of year, and I shared my perspective with our team today. For me, gratitude has been a learned behavior.

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Pedro Franceschi

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October 2021

Building the Brex API

We’re excited to launch the Brex API this week! Now customers can programmatically read their data, issue cards, invite users, send payments and much more.

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Pratik Tandel

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August 2021

Launching Brex Venture Debt

We have an exciting update to share: our latest product, Brex Venture Debt, is launching today.

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Henrique Dubugras

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April 2021

Brex Premium, our Series D, and the future of Brex as all-in-one finance

We’re thrilled to announce Brex Premium: a software layer on top of Brex Card and Brex Cash that brings expense management, bill pay, and (soon) reimbursements all in a single product.

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Pedro Franceschi

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April 2021

‘Ship. Iterate. Repeat.’ A tactical guide for engineering leads

This guide hopes to assist your team with launching products quickly and effectively.

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Prabhav Jain

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March 2021

Happy International Women's Day

I wanted to celebrate the amazing achievements of women across company and take a moment to share a story about a woman who has shaped my life. Thank you, Mom.

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Pedro Franceschi

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January 2021

Why I believe in growth mindset

This is a memo I shared with our team last year about the importance that a growth mindset had in my life — also becoming a Brex value at the end of 2020.

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Pedro Franceschi

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October 2020

Applying a scientific process to scaling

There is no single “right” way to build your company. There are some universal truths (e.g. people really do matter!), but most processes, tactics, and org structures are unique to each company...

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Zach Abrams

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October 2020

Rebranding Brex

We’re incredibly excited to reveal Brex’s new brand today!

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Pedro Franceschi

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September 2020

How we run our board meetings to benefit the board and Brex

As Brex began hosting regular board of director meetings, we struggled to find resources that would help us manage them efficiently. Since...

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Michael Tannenbaum

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September 2020

Remote-first at Brex

Six months after COVID-19 started, Henrique and I decided to make Brex a remote-first company. We wrote this memo to our team...

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Pedro Franceschi

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September 2020

How we served our customers and managed performance through COVID-19

Candid reflections on the challenges we’ve faced navigating the COVID-19 crisis, and some important lessons learned.

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Erica Dorfman

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September 2020

Increasing the quality of our decisions

Earlier this year, Brex transitioned to a written decision-making culture. I wrote this memo to our team on why this transition was important...

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Pedro Franceschi

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September 2020

Why we started this blog, and what we’re hoping it achieves

Since we started Brex in 2017, there were many things we wish we knew. We haven’t found many books on scaling from 50 to 400 people in a year, defining...

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Pedro Franceschi

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