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Accounting, Finance,
Tax & HR for Startups

Vanessa Kruze, CPA

Accounting, Finance, Tax & HR for Startups

Interim CFO
Looking to raise a round of capital? We'll guide you through the process.
We reconcile your accounts, provide reporting, and help you manage AP/AR.
Financial Modeling
We build financial models that have been used to pitch top investors and VC firms.
Reg CF Review
Title III CPA Reviews for Crowdfunding.
409A Valuation
Know what you're worth. We'll help you get it done right.
Get the insider's view on tips and tricks.
Tax & Audit

We help you stay in compliance, from sales tax to R&D tax credits to local tax to annual tax.

We'll help you set up payroll & benefits, as well as manage your employee onboarding process.
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Founders and Friends Podcast by Kruze

Startup Podcast

Kruze's Founders & Friends Podcast interviews Startup Founders, Executives and Industry Experts to share their journeys, tips, and important lessons.

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Kruze Tax - Startup Tax CPA's that use AI to make tax returns faster and cheaper.

Professional Service + Software = Confidence and Speed at Bargain Pricing.

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Kruze Tax Dashboard
Kruze's free tax calculators

Try our free tax calculators

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 tax return.

Read our Startup Q&A

Read our Startup Q&A

Kruze answers every Startup Accounting, Finance, HR and Tax Question imaginable.

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Tax, Accounting and Financial Information for Every Startup

5 Tips For Startup Financial Health

Startup Tax Compliance Calendar

Concerned about your 2018 Tax Deadlines? We've done the work for you with this complete 2018 Tax Compliance Calendar. How Much Does a Startup Tax Return Cost? Try Kruze Consulting's Tax Preparation Pricing Tool.

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Technology Partners

Client testimonials

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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.

Vivek Sodera
Vivek Sodera
Co-Founder @ Superhuman
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Kruze Consulting is the perfect Accounting, Finance and Tax partner for Los Angeles Startups. Kruze delivers exceptional monthly reporting and financial projections. When we need help with benefits or payroll, Kruze solves our problems. Kruze does our taxes for a fraction of what previous accountants have charged. Thank you Kruze for being a great partner.

Brett O'Brien
Brett O'Brien
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I worked with Kruze for our firm's financial modeling and could not have been more impressed. Instead of just delivering a large Excel file, Kruze listened closely to our needs and advised me throughout the process.

Brandon Alexander
Brandon Alexander
CEO @ Iron Ox
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I worked with three accountants and fired all of them. I just assumed accounting would be painful, then I got to Kruze and I couldn't be happier. They're amazing. They've saved so much of my time and keep our business organized.

Kevin Casey
Kevin Casey
CEO @ New Avenue Homes
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Kruze's financial infrastructure empowers me to focus on my team, our products, and our customers. As an entrepreneur I couldn't be happier.

Jake Lodwick
Jake Lodwick
Creator of Vimeo
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Being a repeat tech entrepreneur, I know how challenging it is to find the ideal CFO - not only is it often expensive to find the right one, but CFOs who combine expertise with scrappiness, market vision and perspective with detail orientation and 'roll up your sleeves' execution is near impossible for an early stage company. So I've been thrilled to work with Kruze Consulting, who not only provide all the ideal characteristics of a top-tier tech CFO, but also live and breathe entrepreneurship themselves. I've known Scott and Vanessa for many years and their deep personal integrity and strong reputation in the industry and made it an easy decision to work with them again.

Tina Fitch
Tina Fitch
CEO @ HobNob
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NIH, NSF, and SBIR grant compliance can add a lot of overhead for a start-up. The Kruze team makes it easy, so we can spend our time growing the business instead of shoveling paperwork.

Charlie Silver
Charlie Silver
CEO @ Mission Bio
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Kruze's financial model has been amazing and has helped us project that freemium is not just disruptive, it's also profitable, even more than our previous pricing model. This is both enlightening and intriguing. I'm so impressed and I can't express enough gratitude.

James Diecidue
James Diecidue
CEO @ Getwell

Our clients graduate from top accelerator programs including

Our Core Team

Vanessa Kruze, CPA, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Vanessa Kruze, CPA

Founder & CEO

Deloitte alum
Former startup Controller
Lover of bad reality TV

Scott Orn, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Scott Orn

Chief Operating Officer, CFA

Kellogg MBA
Former VC partner and investment banker
Espresso junkie

Stephen Yarbrough, CPA, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Stephen Yarbrough, CPA

VP of Tax

UT Austin

Jim Gellas, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Jim Gellas

VP of Finance

USC MBA (go Trojans!)
Former North American Head of Finance @ Xero, Former Corp. Controller @ NASDAQ listed company

Britt Ballard, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Britt Ballard

VP of Technology

Texas A&M
Running programmer from Austin

Kevin Houk, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Kevin Houk

Senior Controller

Former startup Controller
Travel aficionado

Chithra Rajagopalan, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Chithra Rajagopalan

Controller & Head of San Jose Executive Operations

CPA Candidate
Deloitte & EY Alum
Lives in San Jose

Gohei Seino, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Gohei Seino

VP of Operations

USF Alum
CPA Candidate,
Running & Winter Sports Enthusiast

Lori Rosenberg, CPA, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Lori Rosenberg, CPA

Consulting Director

Graduated from UC Santa Cruz
Enjoys tea and dogs

Liz Wagner, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Liz Wagner

Tax Operations Manager

USAF Veteran
PhD - University of Texas, Austin
Emoji practitioner

Tatiana Marin, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Tatiana Marin

Operations Manager

Foreign Languages Graduate
Loves short stories writing and appreciates good tea

Alex Janeck, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Alex Janeck

Onboarding Manager

Clemson University Alum
Avid Triathlete

Kruze Consulting's Prices

Financial Consulting

Staff Accountant $85
Senior Staff Accountant $110
Controller $140
Financial Modeling $300
Venture Debt $300
CFO $250
Tax Advisory $395

Kruze's calculator tells you how much it will cost to prepare your startup's tax return.

Save on payroll taxes immediately
We charge a fixed fee of 15% of the anticipated captured credit amount with a minimum fee of $2,000

Startup 409A Valuation

Seed $1500
Seed A $2000
Seed B $2500
Seed C $3000

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Our Locations

1515 7th Street #363 Santa Monica, CA 90401
84 W Santa Clara St, Suite 380 San Jose, CA 95113
333 Kearny St. 4th Floor San Francisco, CA, 94108
145 W. 30th Street FL 7 New York, NY 10001

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