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Structured Term Sheets in Late-Stage Venture Capital

Structured Term Sheets in Late-Stage Venture Capital
Posted on Mon, 15 August 2022 by scott orn

Kruze Consulting’s COO, Scott Orn, present an everything you need to know guide to structured term sheets in late-stage venture capital.

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What is the Minimum Angel Check to Get Pro-Rata Rights

What is the Minimum Angel Check to Get Pro-Rata Rights
Posted on Sun, 7 August 2022 by scott orn

Sometimes, founders will just give everyone who participates in the early rounds pro-rata rights.

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This is how you should choose VCs in a tough market

This is how you should choose VCs in a tough market
Posted on Sun, 31 July 2022 by scott orn

Over the last year, it’s been a ferocious capital market for startups, with great valuations and good access to capital.

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Startup Financial Planning

Startup Financial Planning
Posted on Mon, 25 July 2022 by scott orn

Kruze Consulting’s COO, Scott Orn, provides a 9 step guide to creating a financial plan for your startup, given the current financial climate.

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What is a POA notification?

What is a POA notification?
Posted on Sun, 24 July 2022 by vanessa kruze

POA (power of attorney) notifications are sent out from taxing authorities, like states or the federal government, when they receive POA authorizations.

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How to Raise Venture Capital from Existing Investors Right Now

How to Raise Venture Capital from Existing Investors Right Now
Posted on Sun, 17 July 2022 by scott orn

It’s been a tough stock market and venture market recently for startup tech companies. Since the market has corrected, capital is becoming precious again.

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How to Rebalance Ownership Between Founders

How to Rebalance Ownership Between Founders
Posted on Sun, 10 July 2022 by scott orn

Before we get into the how, let’s start with why you may want to rebalance ownership between founders.

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What is a Co-Employer Relationship?

What is a Co-Employer Relationship?
Posted on Mon, 4 July 2022 by scott orn

The co-employer relationship occurs when a company uses a professional employer organization or PEO.

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Top 10 Venture Capital Pitch Decks

Top 10 Venture Capital Pitch Decks
Posted on Fri, 1 July 2022 by healy jones

We’ve helped clients raise over $6 billion in VC funding - here are some of the best pitch deck templates on the internet right now.

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Fraudulent & Misleading California Statement of Information Solicitations

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

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

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What are Your VC’s Return Expectations Depending on the Stage of Investment?

What are Your VC’s Return Expectations Depending on the Stage of Investment?
Posted on Thu, 23 June 2022 by scott orn

It is incredibly important that startup founders know what their VCs are going for so that they can be aligned and make smart decisions.

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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 by scott orn

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 by scott orn

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 by scott orn

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 by scott orn

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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