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Miroculus seeks to enable rapid development and implementation of complex molecular biology protocols to advance science and improve lives faster.

Challenge

After closing a $17 million round in mid-2018, Miroculus’ Head of Finance Manuel Sescosse saw the writing on the wall: he needed to streamline expense management before it became an even bigger time suck. The problem was only going to get worse as more people came on board — and they were hiring quickly.

“Our corporate card from our bank wasn’t terrible,” said Sescosse, “We had a few cards for our executives and finance team, but didn’t want to issue more because the process took so long. And even getting a card required a collateral deposit, which we really didn’t like.”

Solution

As he was in the searching mode, Manuel decided to actually take a cold sales email seriously — this one from Brex. “Usually I don’t even look at cold emails, but I was thinking about how we could get a better process in place, and Brex looked like it might really help.”

After giving the card a try for a few weeks, Manuel rolled the program out to his team. Overnight, he started hearing how pleased they were.

Now Manuel spends less of his time chasing his employees for receipts, including the many scientists that prefer to spend their time on R&D. Brex’s automated receipt management system helped reduce the amount of time stuck handling expenses at Miroculus, freeing up more time for its team to focus on the work that actually matters — their research.

Impact

With less time spent on managing expenses, Manuel was able to lean into cleaning up other internal processes, and now feels his team is ahead of the game and ready for the growth ahead.

“Brex gives us seamless control over operational expense management, and has the best support team compared to any other financial service we’ve used. The card is a key part of our team’s toolkit, and we expect to use it and any other products they release for the foreseeable future.”

Brex gives us seamless control over operational expense management, and has the best support team compared to any other financial service we’ve used. The card is a key part of our team’s toolkit, and we expect to use it and any other products they release for the foreseeable future.
Manuel Sescosse, Head of Finance
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