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Fraudulent & Misleading California Statement of Information Solicitations

Fraudulent & Misleading California Statement of Information Solicitations
Posted on Sun, 26 June 2022

The latest scam targeting startups is fraudulent (or misleading) California Statement of Information requests. 

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Why does a startup pay more in Social Security Tax early in the year?

Why does a startup pay more in Social Security Tax early in the year?
Posted on Sun, 19 June 2022

There’s a good reason startups pay more in social security taxes, including payroll taxes, earlier in the year than they do later in the year. 

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What is the 2% and 20% VC fee structure?

What is the 2% and 20% VC fee structure?
Posted on Sun, 12 June 2022

Everything you need to know about the 2% and 20% venture capital standard fee structure. Here is a basic breakdown and alternative structures.

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Why do VC General Partners invest in other Venture Capital Funds

Why do VC General Partners invest in other Venture Capital Funds
Posted on Tue, 7 June 2022

Before we jump into why venture capital general partners would invest in other VC funds, let’s break down some basic terminology. 

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Venture debt: Don’t borrow your own money

Venture debt: Don’t borrow your own money
Posted on Sun, 5 June 2022

Kruze Consulting’s COO, Scott Orn, talks about the risks of Venture Debt and how to make sure you don’t end up borrowing your own money!

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The value of having a branded VC lead your startup’s round

The value of having a branded VC lead your startup’s round
Posted on Tue, 31 May 2022

Kruze Consulting’s COO, Scott Orn, discusses the value of having a branded Venture Capital firm lead your startup’s round and its several benefits.

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How do a startup’s taxes change if it changes the state of incorporation?

How do a startup’s taxes change if it changes the state of incorporation?
Posted on Mon, 30 May 2022

Scott Orn explains how a startup’s taxes change if it changes the state of incorporation and why VC firms want their startups to be incorporated in Delaware.

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How to Protect Intellectual Property With a Global Team

How to Protect Intellectual Property With a Global Team
Posted on Tue, 24 May 2022

Everything you need to know about protecting your startup’s intellectual property with a Global Team, by leading CPA firm Kruze Consulting.

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How often should an early-stage startup have board meetings?

How often should an early-stage startup have board meetings?
Posted on Sun, 22 May 2022

This is an important question when it comes to Series A and Series B startups. 

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When Should Startup Founders Pay Themselves?

When Should Startup Founders Pay Themselves?
Posted on Sun, 15 May 2022

Kruze Consulting’s COO, Scott Orn, explains at what point startup founders should start paying themselves and why founders are often underpaid.

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What Does the VP of Ops or COO At a Startup Do?

What Does the VP of Ops or COO At a Startup Do?
Posted on Thu, 5 May 2022

Scott Orn answers the question ‘what does the VP of Ops or COO at a startup do’ with a breakdown of their roles and their responsibilities.

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Refund Accounting for Startup

Refund Accounting for Startup
Posted on Tue, 26 April 2022

Refunding customers is a necessary part of doing business for almost every early-stage company, especially for ecommerce or direct-to-consumer startups.

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What is the Right of First Refusal When it Comes to Startup Equity?

What is the Right of First Refusal When it Comes to Startup Equity?
Posted on Thu, 21 April 2022

Everything you need to know about the Right of First Refusal when it comes to startup equity. Learn about RoFR in stock purchase agreements in VC fundraising.

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What is the Bessemer Cloud Index?

What is the Bessemer Cloud Index?
Posted on Sun, 17 April 2022

The Bessemer Cloud Index was created in 2013 by Bessemer Venture Partners, this is a guide to what the Bessemer Cloud Index tracks and how it works.

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How the correction in public SaaS stock trading multiples affect startup valuations

How the correction in public SaaS stock trading multiples affect startup valuations
Posted on Tue, 12 April 2022

The stock market has really punished publicly traded SaaS tech stock, more so than other tech stocks. SaaS companies have been especially hammered recently. 

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