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Accounting, Finance, HR and Tax for Startups


Hi! I'm Vanessa Kruze, CPA and I founded Kruze Consulting in 2012. Our firm handles all things Accounting, Finance, HR and Tax for over 175 startups. Follow Kruze Consulting on Twitter to keep up with all of our blog posts, videos and podcasts.

Featured Service - Decisely

Featured Service - Decisely
Posted on Tue, 2 April 2019 by Scott Orn

Decisely is a benefits brokerage and HR services company that offers interconnected technology solutions to small businesses and startups.

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Some of our newest Quora posts

Some of our newest Quora posts
Posted on Thu, 28 March 2019 by Vanessa Kruze

We’ve been busy answering questions on Quora. Below are some of our most recent Answers that you might find interesting!

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Featured Service - ORIX

Featured Service - ORIX
Posted on Wed, 27 March 2019 by Scott Orn

ORIX Corporation USA is a company that provides capital to clients middle market - and startup - clients.

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Free Resource for Startups Raising Venture Capital

Free Resource for Startups Raising Venture Capital
Posted on Tue, 19 March 2019 by Healy Jones, VP of Marketing

Kruze Consulting’s clients have raised over $500 million in venture and seed funding in the past 12 months, and we’ve worked with top venture capitalists who have invested in our clients.

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Tax Time Smoothies

Tax Time Smoothies
Posted on Thu, 14 March 2019 by Hannah Cole-Leathers, Staff Accountant at Kruze Consulting

Continuing our tradition of focusing on employee wellness, we recently brought in some healthy smoothies to help our team deal with the stress of tax time.

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Featured Service - Rippling

Featured Service - Rippling
Posted on Tue, 5 March 2019 by Scott Orn

Rippling is a new, cloud-based system that makes managing your startup’s HR and IT systems easy.

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Top 5 Startup Law Firms

Top 5 Startup Law Firms
Posted on Tue, 19 February 2019 by Vanessa Kruze, Founder and CPA

A list of the top 5 startup law firms, as compiled by startup spending. Calculated by Kruze Consulting, a leading CPA focused 100% on venture-funded startups. The top law firm is Fenwick, followed by Wilson Sonsini, Gunderson, Orrick, Perkins Coie and more.

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Bad Bookkeeping: The Top 10 Ways your Financials are Messed Up

Bad Bookkeeping: The Top 10 Ways your Financials are Messed Up
Posted on Thu, 14 February 2019 by Vanessa Kruze, Founder and CPA

Every day we’re approached by a prospective client who’s interested in working with us. After hearing their story and telling them ours, it is time to get them a quote.

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Happy #WellnessWednesday Nuts!

Happy #WellnessWednesday Nuts!
Posted on Thu, 7 February 2019 by Hannah Cole-Leathers, Staff Accountant at Kruze Consulting

Have you had a week… let’s say…. a bit nuts?! Well, we’re also working hard at Kruze Consulting because it’s TAX season, 1099’s were due, year-end accounting is pretty important… (side note, check out our tax deadline calendar here for startups) things can get a bit busy.

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Featured Service - InfluxData

Featured Service - InfluxData
Posted on Wed, 30 January 2019 by Scott Orn

InfluxData is a modern engine for metrics and events. It provides a time series platform for developers to instrument, observe, learn, and automate any system, application or business process across a variety of use cases.

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Why do VCs like to invest in Delaware C-Corps?

Why do VCs like to invest in Delaware C-Corps?
Posted on Mon, 28 January 2019 by Scott Orn

Today we’re answering the question: Why do VC’s prefer to invest in Delaware C-Corporations instead of LLC’s or S-Corps.

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Startup Corporate Tax Returns and Employee Options

Startup Corporate Tax Returns and Employee Options
Posted on Thu, 24 January 2019 by Healy Jones, VP of Marketing

How to get a Startup Stock Option Exercise Report for your startup’s tax filings. Startups are required to report to the IRS the amount of compensation for services granted to employees and contractors through stock option exercises.

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How to get your startup taxes done

How to get your startup taxes done
Posted on Tue, 15 January 2019 by Healy Jones, VP of Marketing

Startup companies use a variety of accounting software to keep track of their books. But one thing that all startups have in common is the need to get their annual taxes done.

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Wellness Wednesday of Gratitude

Wellness Wednesday of Gratitude
Posted on Thu, 10 January 2019 by Healy Jones, VP of Marketing

As part of our company’s “Wellness Wednesday,” our fearless wellness leader Hannah placed thank you cards on everyone’s desks.

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Kruze Consulting’s Top 2018 Blog Posts

Kruze Consulting’s Top 2018 Blog Posts
Posted on Mon, 7 January 2019 by Healy Jones, VP of Marketing

2018 was a big year for Kruze Consulting - we continued to add exciting clients, had a number of our client’s raise high-profile venture rounds, hired some great new accountants and technologies… and published a lot of well-received content.

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