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Accounting, Finance, HR and Tax for Startups

SBA Crisis loans may work for startups - plus alternative funding sources

SBA Crisis loans may work for startups - plus alternative funding sources
Posted on Tue, 24 March 2020 by Healy Jones, VP of FP&A

Congress is working on legislation to help businesses survive the COVID-19 crisis. Traditionally, SBA loans would not be a fit for venture-backed startups because of personal guarantees requirements and majority ownership issues.

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What Salaries Did Startup CEOs Earn in 2019?

What Salaries Did Startup CEOs Earn in 2019?
Posted on Wed, 18 March 2020 by Healy Jones, VP of FP&A

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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Two recent Kruze guest posts

Two recent Kruze guest posts
Posted on Tue, 10 March 2020 by Healy Jones, VP of FP&A

Vanessa Kruze recently penned two guest posts on some respected accounting and HR websites, AccountingToday and HR Technologist. If you didn’t catch them, here’s more about these posts

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What the Plaid acquisition by Visa means for startup bookkeepers

What the Plaid acquisition by Visa means for startup bookkeepers
Posted on Tue, 3 March 2020 by Healy Jones, VP of FP&A

Visa has announced that they are acquiring Plaid, a FinTech Unicorn who provides the backend data-transfer piping a lot of automated financial systems use - including some cutting edge bookkeepers.

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2020 VC Due Diligence Trends

2020 VC Due Diligence Trends
Posted on Thu, 27 February 2020 by Healy Jones, VP of FP&A

We are seeing several new trends in the due diligence that venture capitalists do prior to completing a deal. Kruze is in a unique position to notice new venture capital trends since our clients have raised over $3.5 billion in early-stage funding.

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Tech CFOs Name the Hottest New Tech Cities In 2020

Tech CFOs Name the Hottest New Tech Cities In 2020
Posted on Tue, 18 February 2020 by Healy Jones, VP of FP&A

This month we surveyed nearly 30 Bay Area CFOs to find out their predictions for all things tech in 2020. One question that drew particularly enthusiastic responses was: What’s the next new U.S. tech hub?

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Most popular posts in our Quora Space of 2019

Most popular posts in our Quora Space of 2019
Posted on Sun, 9 February 2020 by Healy Jones, VP of Marketing

Our Quora Space - The Up Round - has been growing non-stop since last year! Our almost 11,000 followers get super informative articles on startup finance and accounting every day.

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Gusto vs Rippling: Which Is Right For Your Startup?

Gusto vs Rippling: Which Is Right For Your Startup?
Posted on Wed, 5 February 2020 by Healy Jones, VP of FP&A

For founders, picking a payroll system, and knowing how to compare the options, presents an important decision that will matter a lot over time.

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Top 5 Most Popular Podcasts of 2019

Top 5 Most Popular Podcasts of 2019
Posted on Mon, 3 February 2020 by Healy Jones, VP of Marketing

Kruze Consulting’s Chief Operating Officer, Scott Orn, had the honor to interview some of the leading startup founders, executives, venture capitalists, lenders, lawyers, bankers and service providers in our Founders and Friends startup podcast series. We want to share with you all the top five most popular startup podcasts in 2019.

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Jan 31st Startup Tax Deadlines

Jan 31st Startup Tax Deadlines
Posted on Mon, 27 January 2020 by Healy Jones, VP of FP&A

It’s another busy tax season - and here at Kruze Consulting, we are working hard to make this time of the year go smoothly.

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A Guide to Tax Returns for Seed Stage Startups

A Guide to Tax Returns for Seed Stage Startups
Posted on Thu, 23 January 2020 by Vanessa Kruze, CEO and Founder of Kruze Consulting

It’s tax season once again and for seed stage startup founders, there’s a lot to know. At Kruze Consulting, our tax experts work with early stage companies through all stages of the tax process. Here are the most commonly asked questions we get from founders.

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Working Capital 101 for Startups

Working Capital 101 for Startups
Posted on Tue, 21 January 2020 by Healy Jones, VP of FP&A

Venture-backed, early-stage companies should use accrual accounting - I won’t get into the detail here as to why, but if your goal is to raise serious VC funding or get acquired by a public technology company (or eventually have an IPO), you need accrual-based accounting.

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Company-specific tax filings

Company-specific tax filings
Posted on Sun, 5 January 2020 by Healy Jones, VP of FP&A

Not all tax filings are due on the same date for every company. In fact, many state and local compliance deadlines depend on… well, maybe when your startup first filed the initial filing, or incorporation, or when your business crosses a specific threshold - it really can vary by jurisdiction. Here are some of the state and local filings that vary based on your particular circumstances.

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2019 Kruze Training Offsite

2019 Kruze Training Offsite
Posted on Tue, 17 December 2019 by Healy Jones, VP of Marketing

The Kruze team is getting together this week for networking, training and 2020 planning.

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Startup Offsite Travel Policy

Startup Offsite Travel Policy
Posted on Tue, 10 December 2019 by Healy Jones, VP of FP&A

Offsites are becoming more and more popular for startups, especially since many startups are hiring remote workers. Getting everyone together for a few days to go over corporate strategy and training can not only help improve productivity, it can also help grow the right company culture.

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