We help you stay in compliance, from sales tax to R&D tax credits to local tax to annual tax.
Michael Chapp of Utomic talks about the entrepreneurial journey and his Company’s iPhone protection hardware.
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Haje Kamps is a Hardware VC at Bolt VC but in this podcast, Haje gets back to his journalist roots by interviewing me (Scott Orn)!
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Bolt Venture Capital
Russ Heddleston of DocSend on the Company’s Content Management & Tracking System that helps sales and marketing teams be more efficient.
Kruze Tax - Startup Tax CPA's that use AI to make tax returns faster and cheaper.
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No more communication bottlenecks or missed deadlines.
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.
Kruze answers every Startup Accounting, Finance, HR and Tax Question imaginable.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kruze's financial infrastructure empowers me to focus on my team, our products, and our customers. As an entrepreneur I couldn't be happier.
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.
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.
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Startups are our niche, our passion, and high growth is where we excel. There are many accountants out there, but very few accountants that specialize in accounting services for startups and even fewer who will help you navigate through the fundraising process. We offer financial and accounting services for fast growing startups in the Seed, Series A, and Series B stages.
We’re not just about churning out financials, we want to meet you in person and talk about where you are now and where you’d like to be. Most of our customers think of us as their consulting CFO, even for those startups that already have a CFO in place. We’ve seen over 160+ startups grow from 2 founders to over 100 employees, and we’ve seen the same struggles over and over again. At Kruze, we steer you in the right direction and show you the best practices that other startups have had to painstakingly learn. Consulting startup companies in more than just finance is nothing new for us. Ever wonder if you’re startup salary is normal? We can tell you. Looking for a new startup CTO? Kruze has the network. Is your startup paying too much in rent? We have the blind comparisons. We offer so much more than just the typical bookkeeping services out there.
We've built our practice on using the best of breed accounting partners such as QuickBooks, Xero, Gusto, Zenefits, Expensify, Abacus, Avalara, and Bill.com to name a few. Leveraging technology allows us to be more efficient with our time, which saves our clients lots of money. And taking advantage of time saving technology solutions frees us up to focus on higher value add activities for our clients already taking advantage of our accounting services.
Top angel investors and VCs refer Kruze to the startups that they’ve invested in because they know that their investment will be taken care of in our stead. For Kruze, accounting and finance is personal. There are many accountants out there, but few CPAs who specialize in accounting and bookkeeping for startups. There are many reporting and compliance checklists that are unique to startups, and we help founders navigate these deadlines. With our strong track record of offering quality accounting services, it is easy for the more notable investors to quickly fill the financial disclosure gaps of their holdings by simply giving founders our phone number. And we also speak the same language as your investors, which comes in handy when startups need additional advice regarding new series rounds and valuation challenges.
Kruze Consulting works with a variety of startups at all stages, but the vast majority of our companies have secured Seed, Series A, and Series B. We look to partner with our startups, going beyond the typical accounting relationship and seeking to provide a higher level advisory role. For this reason, we only work with smart, nice people, regardless of the level of funding or prestige. Second, our startups are venture backed DE Corps; startups are our specialty. Third, many of our clients come to us on referral. We believe that the best way to grow our practice is to provide excellent accounting services for startups to our existing clients. Forth, many of the Kruze clients come to us from incubators and accelerators such as Y Combinator, 500 StartUps, StartX, and more. Finally, we work with founders who are working on revolutionary and exciting projects. We feel honored to be a part of making the world a better place, even if it’s one debit and credit at a time.
Startup CFO services, startup accounting and bookkeeping services, startup annual taxes, expense reports, payroll, benefits: we've got you covered. Custom tailored dashboards are provided weekly or monthly, depending on your preference. Startup founders are often too busy building their company that they don’t have time to take care of their finances. Traditionally, these startups have had to work with a basket of people to get their work done, including bookkeepers, accountants, AP clerks, CFOs, startup consulting companies, and tax accountants. Just coordinating the conversation between all these parties drained even more of a founder’s precious time. At Kruze Consulting, our founders have one point person to manage all startup accounting needs, which saves them time and money.
Kruze Consulting is so much more than bookkeeping and accounting services, we build startup financial models that have been used to pitch and successful secure millions from top angels and VC firms. It’s not just about using a template, we custom tailor each startup financial model depending on your industry, where you are in your financing, and where you plan to take the business. You won't need to start from scratch because you’ll be working with a professional that knows the important metrics and average costs.