New Expensify selected as SaaStr conference chat and networking tool

Daniel Vidal, Chief Strategy Officer at Expensify
Daniel Vidal, Chief Strategy Officer at Expensify

Expensify, Inc., the word-renown financial management super application for expenses and corporate cards, announced that its chat-based platform, New Expensify, has been selected by SaaStr as the featured conference networking tool for more than 10,000 attendees.

SaaStr Annual, taking place from September 6-8 in San Mateo, is one of the largest tech conferences, and with it comes a number of speaking sessions, sponsors, and events.

What is the market offering of New Expensify?

The SaaStr team has chosen to use New Expensify as its preferred chat and networking tool for its community-building platform and ability to connect its 10,000+ attendees with each other, event speakers, and organizers, all through the Chat feature of the New Expensify app.

New Expensify’s Chat feature enables attendees to:

  • Chat with each other one-on-one before SaaStr starts to make early intros or plan meetings
  • Share fun updates, pictures, or post-conference plans in a central #social room
  • Get a realtime feed of conference announcements in a central #announce room
  • Ask questions and engage with speakers directly in keynote and session-specific chat rooms
  • Stay connected long after the conference is over to nurture industry-centric communities built during the event

“In the past, our SaaStr Events conference app was lacking a viable way for attendees to connect before and particularly during the event,” commented Amelia Ibarra, SVP at SaaStr.

Amelia Ibarra, Senior Vice President and General Manager at SaaStr
Amelia Ibarra, Senior Vice President and General Manager at SaaStr

“We love that with New Expensify, our SaaStr community of attendees have a place to chat, gather and share knowledge, experiences, and photos from the event, as well as make plans to meet up again. Our vibrant community is at the heart of anything we do for SaaStr, and we know New Expensify will have a big hand in making sure our attendees and community can continue to stay connected even after the event is done,” Amelia Ibarra further added.

What does this mean for Expensify?

While SaaStr is the biggest tech conference to select New Expensify as its preferred networking tool, Expensify has rolled out New Expensify at a number of events this year already, including ExpensiCon, Scaling New Heights, and CalCPA Leadership Council Meeting, and React Native EU being held in Poland this week. Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, with organizers and attendees alike enjoying the community built on the platform.

Commenting on the global impact of New Expensify, Daniel Vidal, Chief Strategy Officer at Expensify, said, “Conversation is at the heart of building relationships, and we’re excited New Expensify is at the heart of building community in this remote-first era. On top of relationship building for attendees, our platform allows conference planners to communicate directly with attendees in realtime, giving them regular updates on session timings and special events.”

“New Expensify’s chat rooms let session speakers connect with attendees before, during, and after their session. We’re excited to see connections built at SaaStr through New Expensify.”

Conferences have come to love New Expensify for its collaboration among attendees. To highlight its capabilities during SaaStr Annual, Expensify is running a special promotion to encourage attendees to use New Expensify’s receipt-scanning feature, which captures receipt data and inputs all expense information automatically, with no manual entry required.

Attendees will be able to track their receipts with the app, and anyone that scans a lunch receipt with New Expensify will receive $20 in their account. If you’re at SaaStr, drop by booth #U601 to meet the Expensify team and learn more about New Expensify.

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