Our clients have secured over twelve billion dollars in seed and venture funding; close to three billion in the past year alone. Top tier VCs trust our clients' books, and Kruze knows how to prepare startups' financials for VC due diligence. Our clients know that they'll be ready for their next round.
On average, one to two of our clients are acquired every month. Our team has experience producing accounting and tax due diligence requests for the biggest public companies. Every month we help founders navigate the most important transaction of their life.
Kruze is a leader in R&D tax credits and other tax incentives for VC-backed startups. Our clients are receiving close to $25 million per year in tax credits (cash from the IRS!), and hundreds of funded startups trust Kruze to deliver the right advice, at a reasonable price.
When early-stage companies get acquired by massive public companies or sophisticated venture capitalists, they need specialized accounting consulting and finance help.
With Kruze on your side, your team will have the numbers – and advice – you need to survive due diligence with your valuation intact.
Check out Kruze's affordable monthly bookkeeping options.
Raising capital or beginning hyper-growth? Our CFOs provide valuable guidance.
Professional CPA's & Automated Systems deliver books that you and your investors can trust.
IN-HOUSE TAX TEAM
Federal and state yearly tax returns, state and local compliance, registrations, sales tax and more.
R&D tax credits - and more. Our startup tax credit experts reduce your cash burn.
FINTECH SYSTEMS SETUP
We’ll help you select and configure the best fintech systems, from cards to banks to bill pay - and beyond.
Due diligence, board prep, cap table negotiation - we speak VC.
One team to manage your exit diligence, from financials to tax to audit support.
We build financial models that have been used to close venture rounds with top investors.
We'll help you set up essential HR and payroll systems so you can scale from 1-100 employees.
High speed, low-cost valuations for pricing stock options.
Kruze's Founders & Friends Podcast interviews Startup Founders, Executives and Industry Experts to share their journeys, tips, and important lessons.
David Bergeron, explains how ReSeed Partners brings together talented real estate professionals and long-term investors to build real estate businesses.
Co-Founder and President
Kyle Vamvouris, founder and CEO of Vouris Sales Consultancy, talks about things that founders should know about the sales process, hiring sales people, and developing a sales team.
Founder and CEO
Julian Christmas of Cintra Global discusses how Cintra helps startups with international hiring, taxes, and payroll across a wide range of countries and borders.
Our clients are saving over $25 million in payroll taxes this year due to our tax team’s R&D tax credit work.
Unprofitable startups can seriously reduce their burn rate - up to $500,000 per year.
And that's not the only tax credit we check for!
Is your early-stage company ready to work with a tax expert?
Our online calculators are a powerful and free resource to help you estimate your startup's R&D tax credit or the cost of preparing your startup's return.
Even unprofitable startups can get up to $500,000 back for their payroll taxes with the R&D tax credit - estimate your startups tax credit now.
We've put together this calculator to help you estimate the cost of preparing your startup's return.
This calculator is designed to estimate your Delaware franchise tax.
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Startup CEO Salary Calculator
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LEARN ABOUT STARTUP VENTURE CAPITAL, ACCOUNTING, BOOKKEEPING, TAXES AND MORE
Take advantage of over 370 blog posts , over 250 podcasts , research reports, and over 190 Q&As for startups and early-stage companies. Our Founders & Friends podcast features in-depth interviews with founders, venture capitalists, startup CEOs, and startup experts!
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Kruze's Top Blog Posts for Startups about Accounting, Finance, HR and Tax:
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Kruze answers every Accounting, Finance, HR and Tax Question faced by early-stage companies.
Focused on Making Startup CEOs Successful
It’s not just about getting the books right. As a registered CPA firm 100% focused on serving funded startups, we provide the advice our CEOs need.
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We're huge fans of Vanessa and the folks at Kruze Consulting. They set up our books, finances, and other operations, and are constantly organized and on top of things. As a startup, you have to focus on your product and customers, and Kruze takes care of everything else (which is a massive sigh of relief). I highly highly highly recommend working with Vanessa and her team.
Co-Founder @ Superhuman
Prior to Kruze, as a remote-first team, we were weighed down by a lot of the bureaucracy involved with having a distributed workforce. Kruze has supported us above and beyond basic accounting needs by ensuring we have everything we need to expand and support our team wherever they may be located
Pequity's Head of Operations & Legal
Avochato has been growing rapidly in the past year – in fact, too quickly for us to keep up with books, taxes, and budgeting for growth. Partnering with Kruze Consulting has been fantastic to manage, track, and analyze our finances while we continue focusing on building our customer base. Kruze’s team knows what startups need.
Alex De Simone
CEO @ Avochato
Everybody, go to Kruze Consulting. They do a great job. I personally can tell you, they've done a great job for our companies, including Calm.com. I'm sure they’ll do a great job for you.
Our clients graduate from top accelerator programs including
When you work with Kruze, you’ll get an accountant with, on average, over 10 years of experience, as your account manager. And our in-house tax team is there when you need us - not just on April 15th. We are the preeminent accounting consulting and finance advisory firm servicing early-stage companies, from pre-seed to exit. Talk to us to see if our fractional CFOs, controllers and accounting team are right for you!
Chief Operating Officer, CFA
Former VC Partner and Investment Banker
VP of Technical Accounting
University of Maryland
CPA. KPMG and Oracle alumnus. I've lived in three countries, 10 states and the District of Columbia.
Loves cooking, swimming, scuba diving and yoga
Chartered Accountant, ANZ, University of Technology Sydney
Corporate FP&A specialist
VP of Financial Strategy
Atlas Venture, Summit Partners, Sunrun
VP of Business Operations
JD-MBA from Kellogg/Northwestern and a BA from UC Berkeley
Matt touches on over 15 years of operational, strategic, and general management experience
His favorite quote: "Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference." - Winston Churchill
VP of Revenue
William Blair Investment Banking, Former Transaction Advisory Services Consultant
Avid triathlete, golfer and travel aficionado. Loves the NBA and good coffee!
VP of Onboarding
Kennesaw State University
IBM Alum; Former CFO/President of Global Digital Marketing company
Loves backpacking and bicycling
VP of Tax
Wichita State University (Master’s in Professional Accounting)
20+ years corporate tax experience in both private and publicly traded companies
Love to travel with my wife to tropical destinations, snorkeling, running, and baseball (Go Royals!)
VP of Finance
University of Colorado
Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, Lazard
Loves running, traveling, investing
Former Startup Controller
Director, Information Security and Operations
CCTU (EU) Foreign Languages Graduate
University of Portland MS in Ops and Technology Management candidate
Corporate Training Manager
15 years of Training and Performance Consultant experience. 5+ years of Management experience. Most recently Manager of Operations Training at a Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) company.
My passions in order of importance: Reading, cooking, and traveling.
Find an Outsourced CFO for your Startup
Kruze is more than just an accounting consulting firm. We have helped hundreds of fast-growing companies find strategic, part-time CFO help, and we have a network of finance professionals that we can refer into your company. And, once we are comfortable with a CFO’s qualifications and experience, we add the “Kruze Certified” designation!
Looking for an outsourced CFO for your startup? Check out our startup CFO network today!
We are privileged to serve so many exciting, early-stage clients. As accountants and advisors to these high-growth companies, we need to share values such as innovation and kaizen - while staying true to the standards of the accounting profession.
We hope that Kruze Consulting's values align with your company's, and look forward to collaborating with you during your entrepreneurial journey!
We promote the continuous improvement of our teammates, our clients, and our firm.
We conduct our work with openness, honesty, and integrity.
We seek to overcome challenges through unique and innovative solutions.
We seek to establish processes and systems that are clean, intuitive, nimble, and scalable.
Communication & Collaboration
We communicate and collaborate with our teammates and clients in a respectful and clear way, while not forgetting to have some fun along the way.
Data Driven Quality
We use data to improve our client experience, measuring our accuracy, timeliness, customer satisfaction and more.
Enabling Customer Greatness
We care deeply about our startup clients, acting as trusted advisors and helping them change the world.
We proactively provide thoughtful financial advice, respect confidentiality, and keep all data secure.
Kruze is a US focused, national accounting consulting firm. Our accountants serve startups all over the US, with offices in Austin, San Francisco, Silicon Valley (San Jose), Los Angeles (Santa Monica) and New York City.
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