Building Brex

Lessons we’ve learned (sometimes the hard way) while building a company.

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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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

A message from Pedro

Our co-founder and co-CEO sent an email to the Brex team today to share a difficult message.

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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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December 2020

How to scale a compensation program

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Neal Narayani

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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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