Kruze consulting Blog

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. We love what we do! Working with so many startups helps us learn faster and spot trends in the startup ecosystem earlier. This blog shares our insights with the entire startup community. Let's be successful together!

Featured Service - DocSend

Featured Service - DocSend
Posted on Tue, 16 October 2018 by Scott Orn

DocSend is a great content management tool designed for sales and finance professionals.

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Featured Service - TriplePoint

Featured Service - TriplePoint
Posted on Sun, 7 October 2018 by Scott Orn

TriplePoint Capital is a Sand Hill Road-based global financing provider to high growth venture capital-backed companies throughout their lifespan, providing customized debt financing, leasing, and direct equity investments.

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Featured Service - Cushman & Wakefield

Featured Service - Cushman & Wakefield
Posted on Sun, 30 September 2018 by Scott Orn

Cushman & Wakefield is a leading global real estate services firm that delivers exceptional value by putting ideas into action for real estate occupiers and owners.

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Favorite Startup and Accounting Videos

Favorite Startup and Accounting Videos
Posted on Sun, 30 September 2018 by Healy Jones, VP of Marketing

At Kruze Consulting, we put a lot of effort into creating content that we hope will help startup founders. This includes Scott Orn’s Founders and Friends podcast series, our startup Q&A and our videos.​​​​​​​

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What Does a Good Startup CFO Do?

What Does a Good Startup CFO Do?
Posted on Tue, 25 September 2018 by Scott Orn

The first thing a CFO does for startups is to manage the financial reporting. That means making sure the books are closed and closed correctly every month.

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Featured Service - SVB

Featured Service - SVB
Posted on Tue, 25 September 2018 by Scott Orn

Silicon Valley Bank helps innovative companies and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast.

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NIH NSF SBIR Accounting Services

NIH NSF SBIR Accounting Services
Posted on Mon, 24 September 2018 by Healy Jones, VP of Marketing

Kruze Consulting offers NIH (National Institutes of Health), NSF (National Science Foundation) and SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) accounting services as part of our ongoing accounting to seed and venture-funded startups.

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Featured Service - Guideline 401k

Featured Service - Guideline 401k
Posted on Wed, 19 September 2018 by Scott Orn

Guideline is an all-inclusive 401(k) plan for growing businesses that’s easy for employers to set up and even easier for employees to enroll and save.

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JP Morgan Corporate Challenge

JP Morgan Corporate Challenge
Posted on Mon, 17 September 2018 by Jim Gellas, VP of Finance

Since 1977, J.P. Morgan has been hosting its Corporate Challenge run (“JPMCC”), challenging corporate runners to participate in an event with a distance that “even a busy executive would have time to train for.”

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Recent Kruze Consulting Quotes

Recent Kruze Consulting Quotes
Posted on Sun, 9 September 2018 by Healy Jones, VP of Marketing

Our team has been mentioned and quoted in a few great blogs recently, and we thought that we’d highlight some of these so that you could find them.

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Staying healthy at the workplace is a must-have for a better life

Staying healthy at the workplace is a must-have for a better life
Posted on Tue, 28 August 2018 by Hannah Cole-Leathers, Staff Accountant at Kruze Consulting

We all know that we can do things to be more mindful, healthier, happier people, but when it comes to the workplace few people make wellness a priority. Vanessa Kruze, Founder and CEO of Kruze Consulting, has made it one of her goals to ensure that her employees are able to incorporate healthy activities into their daily routines and frequently plans activities to encourage overall well being in the office.

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Startup CEO Salary Report

Startup CEO Salary Report
Posted on Tue, 28 August 2018 by Healy Jones

One of the most common questions CEOs ask us at Kruze Consulting is: “How much should my salary be?” Since the Kruze team helps run startup’s books and payroll, it’s natural that we’d get this question. We looked at our payroll data for over 125 seed and venture-backed startups to come up with the answer.

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Featured Service - AVRA Talent

Featured Service - AVRA Talent
Posted on Mon, 27 August 2018 by Scott Orn

AVRA Talent, previously known as Recruit, partners with startups and growing firms to help fill non-technical talent.

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Q3 2018 Startup Tax Deadlines

Q3 2018 Startup Tax Deadlines
Posted on Tue, 21 August 2018 by Healy Jones

Unfortunately for startups in the United States, tax deadlines aren’t just in the spring. Beyond the April 15th deadline (it was actually April 17th in 2018), here are SOME of the other deadlines your startup needs to be aware of in the third quarter.

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Featured Service - Opendoor

Featured Service - Opendoor
Posted on Sun, 12 August 2018 by Scott Orn

Opendoor makes it possible to sell a home online in minutes, removing all of the headaches, uncertainty, and risk from the transaction.

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