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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.

Kruze Consulting recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies

Kruze Consulting recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies
Posted on Wed, 4 December 2019 by Healy Jones, VP of Marketing

We are pleased to be growing fast - almost as fast as our best startup clients! We’ve recently been recognized as a fast-growing company by several prestigious publications in the US and the Bay Area.

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10 Things to Get Ready for before Tax Season

10 Things to Get Ready for before Tax Season
Posted on Tue, 19 November 2019 by Vanessa Kruze, CEO and Founder of Kruze Consulting

Nobody likes tax season - even unprofitable startups have to file returns. And that means paperwork, competent financials…time startup CEOs could be spending growing their business.

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How to Pick an Accountant for a Venture-Backed Delaware C-Corp

How to Pick an Accountant for a Venture-Backed Delaware C-Corp
Posted on Mon, 18 November 2019 by Healy Jones, VP of FP&A

Kruze Consulting is 100% focused on helping seed and venture funded Delaware C-Corps with their accounting needs.

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Brex vs American Express - Which credit card is best for startups?

Brex vs American Express -  Which credit card is best for startups?
Posted on Tue, 5 November 2019 by Healy Jones, VP of FP&A

The Brex corporate card is one of the fastest-growing financial tools we’ve seen startups adopt in the past few years. But traditional card vendor American Express isn’t sitting on its laurels, and has announced their own “Brex Killer” card – “American Express Corporate Program for Startups.”

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How are Startups using cloud software that IPO’d in 2019?

How are Startups using cloud software that IPO’d in 2019?
Posted on Thu, 31 October 2019 by Healy Jones, VP of FP&A

2019 hasn’t been the best year for startup IPOs. Uber, Lyft, and Slack are all tradings below their IPO prices - and let’s not even talk about WeWork.

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Don’t let these October 31st tax deadlines scare you

Don’t let these October 31st tax deadlines scare you
Posted on Mon, 28 October 2019 by Healy Jones, VP of Marketing

On Halloween, Oct 31st, startups on Seattle, San Francisco, and New York, plus C-Corps in the US, have some major tax deadlines! But don’t be afraid, we have you covered.

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If this is the tech recession, what can you do about it?

If this is the tech recession, what can you do about it?
Posted on Tue, 22 October 2019 by Healy Jones, VP of FP&A

From our perch as accountants to almost 200 venture-funded startups, we may be seeing some signs of a coming economic slowdown. Here is our advice on what startup founders should do to prepare for a recession.

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Recent Kruze Consulting Top 3 Most Popular Podcasts

Recent Kruze Consulting Top 3 Most Popular Podcasts
Posted on Mon, 14 October 2019 by Healy Jones, VP of Marketing

Scott Orn, Kruze Consulting’s COO, has been busy at work interviewing many of the most interesting people on the tech, finance, legal, and HR spheres on the startup environment.

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Top 5 Venture Capital Pitch Decks

Top 5 Venture Capital Pitch Decks
Posted on Mon, 7 October 2019 by Healy Jones, VP of FP&A

A big part of my job at Kruze is to help our clients prepare to raise venture capital. So I’ve seen a lot of venture capital pitch decks recently.

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Using milestones to gate your burn rate

Using milestones to gate your burn rate
Posted on Tue, 1 October 2019 by Healy Jones, VP of FP&A

Early-stage startups have a constant battle of managing their cash-out dates (when they run of capital) and spending enough to make progress on their business plan.

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Kruze Consulting’s Quora Space - The Up Round

Kruze Consulting’s Quora Space - The Up Round
Posted on Thu, 26 September 2019 by Healy Jones, VP of Marketing

Have you followed our new Quora Space, The Up Round?

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10 Reasons Why Startups Can’t Use Their Payroll Provider for 1099s

10 Reasons Why Startups Can’t Use Their Payroll Provider for 1099s
Posted on Tue, 24 September 2019 by Vanessa Kruze, CEO and Founder of Kruze Consulting

1099s are a pain - somewhat mindless paperwork every startup needs to send to their contractors and many vendors like law firms.

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The Great August Cardio Challenge

The Great August Cardio Challenge
Posted on Mon, 16 September 2019 by Hannah Cole-Leathers, Senior Accountant

It is no secret that sitting upwards of 8 hours a day is harmful to your health. When your profession requires you to use a computer all day, sitting seems to be the only option!

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Brex vs Stripe - Which card is best for startups?

Brex vs Stripe -  Which card is best for startups?
Posted on Wed, 11 September 2019 by Healy Jones, VP of FP&A

One of the fastest-growing tools that we’ve seen our startup clients adopt is Brex’s corporate card. But Stripe’s new card is a huge announcement from a major fin-tech provider to early-stage companies.

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Kruze Consulting in HR Technologist

Kruze Consulting in HR Technologist
Posted on Tue, 10 September 2019 by Healy Jones, VP of FP&A

Post meta descriptionVanessa Kruze, Kruze Consulting’s Founder and CEO, recently published an article on HR Technologist with 4 tips for managing a remote workforce.

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