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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.

No more communication bottlenecks or missed deadlines.

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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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Client testimonials

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


Graduated From UC Santa Cruz
Loves dogs & biking

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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