Our clients have secured over four billion dollars in seed and venture funding; over half a 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.
Right now, our clients are saving almost $8 million in cash expenses from our R&D tax credit work. Our startup tax experts know how to help startups navigate taxes to reduce their burn. Hundreds of funded startups trust Kruze to deliver the right advice, on time, 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.
Monthly costs vary based on your needs and company expenses.
Ideal for angel funded companies
Starting at $325 per month
Great for busy founders
Starting at $425 per month
Ideal for high-growth, well-funded businesses
|Senior Staff Accountant||$110|
|Junior Financial Modeling||$175|
Startup Tax Return
Custom Quote Tool
Kruze's calculator tells you how much it will cost to prepare your startup's tax return.
R&D Tax Credit
Save on payroll taxes this year
We charge a fixed fee of 15% of the anticipated captured credit amount with a minimum fee of $2,000
Startup 409A Valuation
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.
We build financial models that have been used to close venture rounds with top investors.
High speed, low-cost valuations for pricing stock options.
We'll help you be prepared for your next Venture Capital round.
R&D Tax Credits
Cut your burn with a R&D Tax Credit study.
Yearly tax returns, ongoing tax & compliance for seed and venture funded companies.
We'll help you set up essential HR and payroll systems so you can scale from 1-100 employees.
Chiara Portner, Shareholder, and Counsel at Hopkins Carley, a Silicon Valley law firm, stops by to chat about how she offers practical advice on technology and commercial transactions as well as privacy matters.
Hopkins & Carley
Nate Willaims, Founder of Union Labs stops by the Founders & Friends podcast to chat about how his company Union Labs, a Seed Fund/Incubator is applying DeepTech to solve real problems in our physical world.
Founder & Managing Partner
Suneel Gupta, Entrepreneur, activist, and author of BACKABLE stops by Founders & Friends to chat about his book and how the opposite of success isn’t failure
Our clients are saving almost $8 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 $250,000 per year.
Is your early-stage company ready to work with a tax expert?
The Kruze Consulting R&D Tax Credit Calculator is designed to estimate your R&D tax credit using Federal Form 6765
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.
Over 200 early-stage focused Q&A, 180+ blog posts and research reports and over 100 podcasts with venture capitalists, founders, attorneys and more!
Kruze's Top Blog Posts for Startups about Accounting, Finance, HR and Tax:
Kruze answers every Accounting, Finance, HR and Tax Question faced by early-stage companies.
Concerned about your 2021 Tax Deadlines?
We've done the work for you with these 2021 Tax Compliance Calendars.
Check our 2021 Tax Deadlines For C-Corp Startups or Click for your customized compliance calendar by city
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
As a startup, moving quickly is a top priority for us and we just needed to get our tax return done. After we uploaded our docs, we got our tax return in 3 days! E-filing was confirmed by Day 4. Super responsive and helpful!
VP, Operations of Calm.com
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.
When you work with Kruze, you’ll get a US-based account manager with an average of over 10 years of experience. And our in-house tax team is there to when you need us - not just on April 15th. We think we’ve got the preeminent accounting consulting and finance advisory firm servicing early-stage companies. Talk to us to see our outsourced CFO, controller and accounting team is right for you!
Former VC Partner and Investment Banker
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
Walsh University and Capital University Law School
He worked for publicly traded companies and private equity companies
Will is a licensed attorney in the State of Ohio, as well as a Certified Public Accountant
Chartered Accountant, ANZ, University of Technology Sydney
Corporate FP&A specialist
Atlas Venture, Summit Partners, Sunrun
USC MBA (go Trojans!)
Former North American Head of Finance @ Xero, Former Corp. Controller @ NASDAQ listed company
I've climbed to the top of Mt. Olympus
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
William Blair Investment Banking, Former Transaction Advisory Services Consultant
Avid triathlete, golfer and travel aficionado. Loves the NBA and good coffee!
Former Startup Controller
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!
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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.
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.
We use data to improve our client experience, measuring our accuracy, timeliness, customer satisfaction and more.
We care deeply about our startup clients, acting as trusted advisors and helping them change the world.
Recently, Kruze Consulting’s COO, Scott Orn, was invited to be a guest on Jason Calacanis’ highly-ranked This Week In Startups Podcast. Scott participated in a four-part series entitled “Startups Finance Basics”. In the series, they discuss how to ace due diligence, startup taxes, and filings including information on the Paycheck Protection Program or PPP loan, as well as the 5 things you need to scale your startup.
February 22, 2021
When some small business clients of Kruze Consulting ran into roadblocks at their banks, the accounting firm recommended they try online lenders. All those clients got their loans and had good service.
May 25, 2021
A year later, Kruze Consulting, led by vice president of financial planning and analysis Healy Jones (who worked alonside Orn in investment banking in the 1990s), is digging through the financial data of its clients — both those that opted into the PPP and those that didn’t — to offer insight about the agility of startup companies and how Kruze can better serve them going forward.
May 28, 2021
A 2019 report from startup consultancy Kruze Consulting showed Goodwin held 11% of startup client market share, ranking it in the top five law firms for emerging companies.
March 25, 2021
Where do you go for professional services, such as legal help, accounting, etc.? Santa Monica-based Kruze Consulting for financing and accounting, and Silicon Valley-based law firm Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian.
June 14, 2021
According to Vanessa Kruze, CEO and founder of Kruze Consulting, a capital gains tax hike could spark a “flurry of stock sales as startup founders and employees sell their stock prior to the new tax rates in order to avoid higher capital gains taxation.”
April 23, 2021
For the second year in a row, Kruze Consulting has been named one of the fastest growing private companies in the US. We are #710 for 2019, with 617% 3-year revenue growth. Additionally, Inc says that Kruze is the 28th fastest growing private financial service company in the US, and the 38th fastest growing company in the San Francisco Bay Area.
January 01, 2019
Just like several of our clients, Kruze Consulting is named as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. Check out this year’s winners and see the locations of the fastest-growing private companies in the San Francisco Bay Area at a glance on the map.
October 21, 2019
Kruze named one of the most influential women-owned businesses headquartered in the Bay Area, which is defined as Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo counties.
September 27, 2019