How do you Expensify: Team Rubicon

wkbarrett —  July 11, 2012 — Leave a comment

I first heard of Team Rubicon about one year ago when their Founder, Jake Wood, wrote in asking to get his direct deposit account set up.  I was so impressed with the work they are doing that when we started up the ‘How do you Expensify’ series they were the first group that came to mind.  

Made up of hundreds of military veterans, Team Rubicon takes the skills and strength forged on the battlefield and puts it to work saving lives around the world.  They have made a real difference in helping disaster torn areas such as Pakistan, Chile, Burma, and also back here in the U.S.  Currently they are hard at work in Haiti, (Remember that earthquake?  Team Rubicon never forgot) and South Sudan.  We couldn’t be more proud to count them as Expensify users, and we take great pride in any small way that we may be assisting them in their work.

Team Rubicon’s John Webster checks on a sick child’s heart rate. What did you do for the world today?

I recently had a chance to ask Jake about what works best for him and his team in Expensify and he was kind enough to take the time to share a few thoughts.

I’d say that perhaps the best example would be when we have a mission domestically.  We get a lot of spontaneous volunteers who are driving in from as far as 500 miles to respond.  Many of them need reimbursements rapidly since they are fronting the costs.  Expensify allows them to take a photo of their receipt from the field and save it, which is crucial.  Also, with the mileage tracker, it’s the easiest method we’ve found to reimburse miles. ~ Jake Wood, Team Rubicon

Whether you are traveling across the war torn African savana, or just delivering supplies to a local outlet of your business, Expensify can suit your needs equally well.  On our mobile apps, you have access to multiple means of mileage tracking – from manual entry, odometer readings, or even our newest feature, GPS tracking.  Whatever your needs, we have an option that will suit them.

Tracking Mileage: Whichever Way Works Best For You!

Team Rubicon’s Zach Smith saying good bye to his friends in Pibor, Sudan. How awesome is that scene?

So if you haven’t had a chance to try out our mobile mileage entry why don’t you give it a shot!  And also please do check out Team Rubicon and the amazing work they do around the globe.  As always, if you have any questions, or if there is anything at all Expensify can do for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

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