Vanessa Kruze, founder of Kruze Consulting. 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 local tax to annual tax.
We'll help you set up payroll & benefits, as well as manage your employee onboarding process.

Founders and Friends Podcast by Kruze


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

Josh Lowy discusses Hugo's software which makes documenting meeting insights easy and sharing with your team even easier. Hugo lets the team "be in the Know ...

Josh Lowy

Co-Founder & CEO
Will Hawthorne of Code Advisors discusses M&A for Startups.

Will Hawthorne

Managing Director
Code Advisors
Leslie Sagalowicz Barber of Intuit's Quickbooks discusses Quickbook's excellent online software package including the newly launched QB Community. Kruze ...

Leslie Sagalowicz Barber

Business & Marketing Lead, ...
Reilly Brennan of Trucks VC invited us over to discuss early stage transportation startups. Reilly is a seed Venture Capitalist in the sector and also a ...

Reilly Brennan

Founding Partner
Trucks Venture Capital

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

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

Tax, Accounting and Financial Information for Every Startup

5 Tips For Startup Financial Health

2017 Startup Tax Compliance Calendar

Concerned about your 2017 Tax Deadlines? We've done the work for you with this complete 2017 Tax Compliance Calendar. For more detailed information check out this Kruze Consulting blog post. 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

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Vanessa Kruze, CPA

Founder & CEO

Deloitte alum,
Former startup Controller,
Lover of bad reality TV

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Scott Orn

Chief Operating Officer, CFA

Kellogg MBA,
Former VC partner and investment banker,
Espresso junkie

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Liz Wagner

Operations Manager

USAF Veteran,
PhD - University of Texas, Austin,
Emoji practitioner

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Kevin Houk


Former startup Controller,
Travel afficionado

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Aveek Majumdar

VP of Finance

Deloitte Alum,
Columbia MBA,
Travel Addict

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Jace Lotz


KPMG alum,
Serial entrepreneur

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Chief Snuggles Officer

Stuffing extractor,
Puppaccino lover

Kruze Consulting's Prices

Financial Consulting

Staff Accountant $85
Senior Staff Accountant $110
Controller $140
Financial Modeling $250
Venture Debt $250
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 $1,500
Series A $2,000
Series B $2,500
Series C $3,000

409A Valuation Information
High quality 409As at a discounted price

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(415) 322-1610

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